Flatiron Lunch News: Mad Sq. Eats, Eataly, & Mexicue

Every Friday our man UltraClay goes south of the ML boundaries in search of a delicious lunch. Sometimes it’s Murray Hill south or the Flatiron District, sometimes Gramercy and everything in between- but we just like to call it Flatiron Lunch.

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I’m sure we all have our minds on the weekend at this point, so today’s post is just about some news and updates about goings on in the Flatiron Lunch area. In advance of Memorial Day Weekend, the theme of this week’s post is beer, barbecue and more outdoor eating. Check it out after the jump.

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First off, don’t forget that Madison Square Eats ends after next week, so make sure you take advantage of all those tasty options that will be going away. I finally tried the Bee sting from Roberta’s last week and it was wonderful: pepperoni pizza topped with chili flakes and honey may not seem obvious, but work really well. The pig head Cubano from Resto, above, is also pretty glorious.


The word on the street is that Eataly’s rooftop beer garden and brewery is opening any day now. Cooler folks than us got a special tour of La Birreria earlier this week and it looks amazing.


Still, if you’re reading this today, I’m sure you’re much more concerned with where you can drink tonight (or this afternoon…), so I’ll direct you to last week’s rundown of 20 or so happy hours in the area from Madison Park News. There area good many on the list that I now I want to investigate.

Mexicue, coming soon

Finally, we’ve been wondering for a while what the timetable is for Mexicue’s upcoming brick and mortar location in the FIT/Penn Station area. Luncher “Elizabeth” sent us a heads up about some general indication:

“Hi, mexicue has signage up at 345 7th ave (btw 30th and 29th) for a new store. It’s nice the tourist hellhole around Penn is getting some love.”

It’s still a little vague, but here’s hoping they’ll be set up sooner rather than later.

Stay tuned for this week’s Happy Hour, in which we get closer look at another new place to drink below 32nd Street. Hint, it rhymes with “PeerBarc.”


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