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Madison Square Eats fall 2012 food stands, now with all MENUS!

The always popular Madison Square Eats food stands start up again the Friday, September 21st and will run daily through October 19th. It’s hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy and serves food daily in the Worth Square area just west of Madison Square Park (@ 24th and 5th Avenue). Confirmed vendors so far include:

Roberta’s Pizza
Macaron Parlour
Momofuku Milk Bar
Bar Suzette
Nunu Chocolates

La Sonrisa, Mighty Balls and Macaron Parlour at Madison Square Eats

By Rebecca Bratburd for Madison Square Eats (SEE all menus from all stands here) offers a pleasing diversity of foods from small snacks to hearty lunches just to the west of Madison Square Park. In an attempt to get a taste of many things, I ended up mixing an empanada with a vegetarian meatball […]

La Sonrisa, Mighty Balls and Macaron Parlour at Madison Square Eats

By Rebecca Bratburd

Madison Square Eats offers a pleasing diversity of foods from small snacks to hearty lunches just to the west of Madison Square Park. In an attempt to get a taste of many things, I ended up mixing an empanada with a vegetarian meatball slider and topped it all off with an immaculate macaroon.

La Sonrisa’s Coconut Curry Chicken empanada ($3.50) was sweeter than expected thanks to sweetened coconut milk and its flavor was incredibly mild. The snack was deep fried to perfection and the all-white shredded chicken inside was moist and satisfying. Where the empanada lacked in flavor, it made up for in crispy texture.

The veggie meatball ($3.50) is not Mighty Ball’s strong point, but it did have a very buttery texture from the cheese infused into it. Luckily, Mighty Balls boasts some seriously mouth-watering sauces: Mighty Hot Jalapeno Jelly, African Onion, Tempting Tomato, Not Your Average Brown Sauce, and Cranberry Horseradish. I went with Tempting Tomato, a simple yet fiery sauce that added a much needed kick to the veggie meatball.

Macaron Parlour’s Gianduja macaroon ($2.50) was the cherry on top of this meal. The sweet treat tasted so fresh it must have been made that morning. The thin, crisp layer gave way to a light cake-like cookie shell, and the hazelnut and semisweet chocolate ganache (think Nutella) center was the tops. Luckily, Madison Square Eats runs daily until October 9, giving me plenty of time to try all of Macaron Parlour’s 12 untraditional flavors of macaroons.

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(Clockwise from top: Baby Got Back Ribs Almost Sweet Tea, Mighty Ball’s Veggie Slider with Tempting Tomato Sauce, La Sonrisa’s Coconut Curry Chicken Empanada, and Macaron Parlour’s Gianduja Macaroon.)

First night of the Hester Nights open air market in Nomad is this evening!

The Hester street fair from the Lower East Side is expanding this summer with an event every Thursday night in Nomad in the open air plaza of the Eventi Hotel (851 6th Avenue between 29th and 3oth). It will feature an amazing set of food vendors including Pies ‘n’ Thighs (American comfort food), La Sonrisa’s (empanadas), Purple Yam (noodles, dumplings, pancakes and rolls), Little Muenster (gourmet grilled cheese), Macaron Parlour (macarons), and Melt Bakery (ice cream cookie sandwiches).

It’s open to the public (no entrance fee) every Thursday from 4pm-9pm from May 24 through October 25th.

Here is an artist’s rendition of the Hester Nights open air plaza:

Madison Square Eats fall 2011 food stands full MENU list

We compiled almost EVERY MENU from the Madison Square Eats fall 2011 food stands, so you can check out what’s available from your desk before heading to the market. (More reviews soon!). It’s hosted by the Madison Square Park Conservancy and serves food daily from 11am-9pm until October 21st in the Worth Square area just west of Madison Square Park (@ 24th and 5th Avenue). Here are the Menus!

Almond: Pastrami sandwich ($8), Moroccan Meatball Hero ($8), JB’s Jalepeno & Cheddar Brat ($8), Marinated Octopus ($8), House smoked almonds to go.
Asiadog: (Beef/chicken/veggie hot dogs with Asian toppings such as bahn mi style, sweet&spicy ketchup, Chines bbq pork belly, kimchi, Thai Mango and more). SEE Asia Dog review at Madison Square Eats.
Bar Suzette: Savory crepes including Ham & Cheese ($8), Truffled Mozzarella ($7), Thai Satay Chicken ($10), and sweet crepes including Nutella ($5), Nutella-Banana ($6), Chocolate ($5), Chocolate & Coconut ($6), Lemon & Butter & Sugar ($6), Butter & Sugar ($5), Nutella-Coconut ($6), plus a Cheeseburger ($10). It seems the crepes can be made gluten-free too.

Calexico carne asada tacos

Calexico: California/Mexico style tacos and burritos with carne asada steak, pork, chicken, veggie. Get the crack sauce.
The Cannibal: Pig’s head Cuban ($10), Curried Egg Salad ($10), Sloppy Lamb ($10), Herr’s Chips ($2), and beer (Six Point Crisp, Hennepin, Nebraska Brunette, Allagash Black)
Cuzin’s Dozen: homemade hot and fresh mini donuts at 6 for $2, or 28 for $6 (hello office hero)
Fatty Snack: BBQ Pork Buns ($3/$5), Veggie Bun ($3/$5), Potato Salad ($3), Black Eyed Peas Salad ($3)
Graffiti /Mehtaphor: Graffiti Kebab Burger with Garlic Fries ($9), Graffiti Veggie Burger with Garlic Fries ($9), Pork Chili Tomato Dumplings ($8), Vegetable Chili Tomato Dumplings ($8), Garlic Fries ($3), Prosecco and wine ($7)

ilili pressed chicken sandwich

Hong Kong Street Cart: Beijing Ya Bun (Roast duck, minced shrimp, scallion, and cucumber in a steamed bun), Green Mango & Soba Salad (with Lemongrass chicken OR soymeat), Ginger & Chicken Soup, Chili Salted Shrimp, Spicy Edamame, Vegetarian Peking Bun, Ginger & Vegetable Dumpling Soup, and a Vegetarian ‘chicken’ Skewer.
Hot Blondies Bakery: An assortment of Blondies and ‘Brunettes’ ($4 – Peanut Butter Chocolate, Butterscotch White Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin, Espresso White Chocolate, S’mores, Classic). Also in ‘Babe’ size for $2.
ilili: (pressed chicken sandwich, sumac fries, roasted lamb shawarma, chicken shawarma, falafel Beiruti, kafta arayess, manushe, beer, wine, green lemonade, baklava). SEE Ilili review at Madison Square Eats.
Junoon / Kulinary Kraft: Chicken Tikka Masala ($8), Samosas ($1.50), Saag Paneer ($7), and Chana Masala ($7). You can also get a veggie combo for $8.50 or a full combo (Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Chana Masala, rice) for $9.50. SEE Junoon review at Madison Square Eats.
Lavazza Coffee: Hot or iced coffee, hot chocolate, hot or iced chai and more ($2-5)

Macaron Parlour

Macaron Parlour: 12 kinds of macarons (2.50 each) including Candied Bacon with Maple Cream Cheese, Red Velvet, Nutella, Tiramisu, Lemon, S’mores, Strawberry, Peanut Butter Cup, Caramel Fleur du sel, Cinnamon Pistacio, Passion Fruit and Milk Chocolate, Earl Grey, plus Chocolate Chip Fleur du sel Cookies, and homemade peach poptarts,
The Milk Truck: 5 kinds of gourmet grilled cheese including the Milk Truck Classic (aged grand cru gruyere, cultured butter on a Balthazar Levain Pullman with tomatoes), the Classic with a Twist (aged grand cru gruyere, champagne vinegar pickled onions, whole grain mustard on Blue Ribbon Jewish Rye), the Three Cheese (aged gruyere, NY State Cheddar, domestic bleu), The Ham & Cheese (apple wood smoked ham and coleman’s mustard), plus Milk Shakes
Momofuku Milk Bar: compost cookie, corn flake cookies, crack pie, corn cookie, etc. SEE Momofuku review at Madison Square Eats.

momofuku compost cookie

Nunu Chocolates: Truffle assortments of Ganache and Caramels. Flavors include a selection of Earl Grey, Raspberry, Prosecco, Espresso, Salt Caramel, Soft Golden Caramel, Peanut Caramel Crush, Double Dark, Hazelnut, and Salt Roasted Cashew Caramels.
Perfect Picnic: Two options for $6 including 1) Petit Baguette with Westfield Farm Goat Cheese, & Beth’s Farm Apricot Jam or 2) Petit Baguette with Bacon Horseradish and Spinach Artichoke Dip
Piccolo Cafe: 6 kinds of paninis ($9 or $5 half – Roasted Chicken Tomatoes Arugula / Pesto, Bufala Mozzarella, Semidried tomato, Arugula, Evoo / Gaeta olives, Bufala, Evoo, Basil / Meatballs, Tomato, Mozzarella, Parmagiano, Basil / Prosciutto de Parma, Arugula, Bufala Mozzarella, Evoo), soup of the day ($5) and 5 kinds of pasta ($9 – Lasagna Bolognese / Vegetable Lasagne / Gnocchi with Pesto, Parmagiano, Basil, Evoo / Gnocchi with Truffle Mushroom Sauce, Parmagiano, Thyme / Gnocchi Sorrentina Tomato sauce, Basil, Mozzarella. Soup and half panino for $9.
Red Hook Lobster Pound: Lobster Rolls ($16) in either Maine style (cold lobster) or Connecticut style (warm lobster), Shrimp Roll (sweet Maine shrimp and homemade tarragon mayo for $9), New England Clam Chowder ($7), Shrimp & Corn Chowder ($6) and Lobster Mac & Cheese ($9)

Robertas Bee Sting

Roberta’s Pizza: Margherita, speckenwolf and bee sting wood-fired pizzas, plus a seasonal pizza. SEE Roberta’s Pizza review at Madison Square Eats.
Sigmund’s: Pretzels including Salted, Feta-Olive, Truffle-Cheddar, Cinnamon Raison, Garlic Parsley, Seeded, plus Hot Dog on a pretzel Bun, the Uber, and Wancko Cookies
Spices & Tease: Dozens of loose leaf teas and fresh spices (gift box with 1 for $7, 6 for $35), 3 kinds of quiche (tomato spinach goat cheese, ricotta mushroom, walnut blue cheese for $5 each), Chocolate croissants, regular croissants and hot or iced tea.
Stuffed Artisan Cannolis: 9 kinds of cannolis daily
Wafels & Dinges: Waffels including the Brussels Waffle (light and crispy), the Liege Waffle (soft and chewy), de Throwdown Waffle (with spekuloos sauce and whipped cream) and the de Verdekke (ice cream sandich), with all of the dinges (sauces) of course.


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