'Madison Square Park' on Serious Eats

Daily Slice: The Bee Sting at Roberta's Madison Square Park Pizza Cart

The sweetness of the honey cuts both the saltiness and spice of the oven-crisped soppressata, all with a fresh-tasting sauce of minimally messed-with crushed tomatoes. The cheese is creamy, and there's just enough of it to satisfy folks who look for a balance of elements on their pies. It's a small, personal-size pizza, more diminutive than even a regular Neapolitan pie, but what more do you want at lunch? Good luck finding a table in the square, but why would you want to?* Find an empty bench in the park across the street; it's much more pleasant and shaded there. More

Daily Slice: Focaccia at Eataly

On one recent visit, the fresh-tasting tomatoes on the focaccia perfectly balanced the savory cheese and chewy olive oil-slicked bread. Another time, the tomatoes and oil added so much moisture to the bread that the slice basically dissolved. But the toppings are luscious: the mozzarella just crispy and browned on top but with a fresh squeakiness underneath. The tomatoes have a bright, clean flavor. It can be a bit messy to eat, and it's much safer to carry in a pizza box than in a bag. More

Roberta's Pizza Cart, Worthwhile Pizza Near Madison Square Park

View Larger Map Ever heard of Worth Square? Maybe you have if you're a dyed-in-the-wool New Yorker and/or obsessed with the city's streets and its history. Chances are, though, that you may have known it only as a sort of lily pad landing in your Frogger-like attempts to cross the confluence of Broadway and Fifth Avenue between 24th and 25th streets just west of Madison Square Park. Until late last month it was a barren triangle of concrete notable as the home of NYC's second-oldest monument, an equestrian statue of William Jenkins Worth, a general in the Mexican-American War of... More

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