No more soft openings or family and friends nights — Madcapra is here. The most recent, highly anticipated concept to hit the Grand Central Market is serving up falafel balls, flatbreads, and vegetables right this very second.
Madcapra, you’ll recall, is the handiwork of Sara Kramer and Sarah Hymanson, two Brooklyn transplants who wanted to spread their West Coast wings with a stall at GCM, bringing high-end falafel to a part of town that could sorely use some. They also have plans to open up a Middle Eastern restaurant elsewhere in the coming months, but so far it's been all about Madcapra.
Kramer and Hymanson have been on a roll lately as anticipation builds for their cooking, which was previously on display at places like Glasserie in Brooklyn. They’ve talked to everyone from Bon Appétit to the Jewish Journal about their travels and philosophies, and even hosted a dinner with the Animal guys back in February. During their soft opening days the whitewashed stall was swimming with eager eaters.
Well, today’s the day. As of 11 a.m., Madcapra is open for business, serving their full menu (check it out here). Hours run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.