Spring is finally here and to celebrate, Madison Square Eats returns to Worth Square, right next to Madison Square Park! Mad. Sq. Eats is a month-long outdoors market that brings some of the most popular New York food vendors into one location.
If you haven’t checked it out already (like I failed to when it first opened a few weeks ago), it’s definitely worth a visit. Here, you can get a taste of Brooklyn favorites like Roberta’s pizzas and Red Hook Lobster without leaving Manhattan!
It’s opened 11AM-9PM daily, and in the middle of all the booths, there are quite a few tables set up for you to enjoy the warm(er) weather of May. I visited at 8PM last Tuesday and was able to get a table with a bit of table stalking.
To my surprise, there were actually quite a few vendors who sold beer and other alcoholic beverages, so instead of going to a bar, you can hang out here and people watch.
|Hong Kong Street Cart|
|Green Chili Mac n Cheese with Pulled Pork Sandwich|
|Tacos from two different vendors|
Speaking of people watching, as we were eating our food and enjoying the outdoors, the craziest thing happened. Out of nowhere, a girl threw her beer at a guy with a very cute puppy. She proceeded to go after him, and ended up punching him in the face twice.
Now, I’m not saying that every meal at Mad. Sq. Eats comes with a fight, but this was seriously something out of Jersey Shores or the Real Housewives of Jersey. I’ve never seen so much aggression come from someone. Thankfully, the girl’s friend was pulling her away and trying to get her to stop, and the guy had someone stopping him from doing anything crazy to her.
To this day, we still have no clue what actually happened to cause this, but I guess there’s never a dull moment here in the city.
I conclude this post with some dessert…
Come visit Mad. Sq. Eats at the corner of Broadway, 5th Avenue, and 25th Street, before it closes on Friday May 31st, 2013!