Many of our old favorites had returned, including Roberta’s Pizza, Asia Dog, Arancini Bros., Artisan Cannoli, La Sonrisa Empanadas, Momofuku Milk Bar, Seoul Lee Korean BBQ, and many others. If you want to see what we thought of their food, check out the links scattered earlier in the post. In the meantime, we decided to try some of the new items for this fest, and found a few worth nomming on, and a few worth skipping! Continue reading →
I have a soft spot for Key Lime Pie, but I could not explain what it is I like about it. It seems so different compared to the other desserts I like, especially pie, in that I am not a fan of citrus-based desserts typically. Chocolate and oranges are a good mix, but something about it rubs me the wrong way.
While I was hanging out at the “Madison Square Eats” event, I found myself in front of “Mason Jar”, a classic American style bar and eatery that had a ton of beer and a bit of food. When I saw the words “Key Lime Pie” on a piece of 8 x 11 paper taped up on top of their booth, I knew I had to have it. After all, it was the only pie of it’s kind at this food fair, and the pie itself is a wonderful enigma to bakers. Simple in theory, but very easy to do wrong, either making it gelatinous, having a frankenstein shade of green, or an artificial lime flavor. How does “Mason Jar” do their Key Lime Pie? Let’s find out! Continue reading →
As promised in part one of my tour of “Mad. Sq. Eats”, I made my return to Madison Square Park for a second round, hoping to scoop up whatever eateries I missed the first time and to return to a few new favorites. Happening twice a year across from the Flatiron building, this food fair brings together vendors from all across the five boroughs, and gives foodies and passerby’s a chance to taste some places they otherwise would not have the opportunity to. Being the opportunist that I am, my goal was to eat my way around the entire event, and if there is one thing that I don’t do, it’s give up without a fight.
Readers may recall that in my first guide, there were not as many photos as I wanted since I was busy filming this video at the event. On this visit, it was a different story, so prepare for a ton of photos from nine more spots at the event to get you salivating and wishing you were there! Continue reading →
Every Spring in General Worth Square on Madison Avenue and 23rd street, “Mad. Sq. Eats” pops up, offering locals and lucky tourists a little taste of some great restaurants from all around the five boroughs. The selection is mind-boggling, with Mexican empanadas next to Korean taco joints, Asian fusion cuisine sitting across from traditional Italian specialties. “Mad. Sq. Eats” is definitely an event not to miss, and I attacked the park on it’s second day of business, shoving through the throngs of foodies to get my fill of this edible haven in the middle of a busy city.
There will not be as many photos in this review as I would have liked since I was there shooting a video (which you can see after the jump), but here is the rundown of some of what I ate (keyword is some as there will be a few supplemental reviews of items that I brought home). Continue reading →
Welcome to our first original video on Blowtorch Pudding! Bobby Fillet broke out the good camera to go check out “Mad. Sq. Eats” in General Worth Square in between 5th and Madison Avenue on 23rd street.
From May 3 through to May 31, “Mad. Sq. Eats” is a daily food festival open from 11 AM until 9 PM. Featuring food vendors and restaurants from the five boroughs, this years “Mad. Sq. Eats” featured places like Momofuku Milk Bar, Roberta’s Pizza, Calexico, ilili, Hong Kong Street Cart, Bar Suzette, AsiaDog, and many more. This video is a taste of what the event is like!