The first of the Urbanspace warm weather food pop-ups started over the weekend in Worth Square, with newcomers like burgers from chef Angie Mar and ice cream from the experimental folks at Ice & Vice. Mad. Sq. Eats, located on Fifth Avenue between 25th and 26th streets, has historically been a place for restaurateurs to test out new things. This year, Mar, the chef at Beatrice Inn, is slinging the restaurant's popular burger in a burger-only concept called Beatrice Burger. It's a dry-aged, eight-ounce patty with caramelized onions — and it's Eater's resident carnivore Nick Solares's favorite upscale burger.
Old market standbys like Red Hook Lobster Pound and Roberta's are returning, but nearly ten of the food vendors are new. Lovers of Hawaiian food can head to Ono Hut, a stand from AsiaDog's chef Steve Porto, and Gotham Poke, a poke stand from the team behind Takumi Taco. Lower East Side ice cream shop Ice & Vice will also be at the market, collaborating with small batch marshmallow company Squish. The market runs until May 27 and is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. See here for a full list of new and old vendors.