Mason Dixon Hires Wayne Nish & Launches New Menu

Posted on: November 30th, 2010 at 5:04 pm by

Despite the appearance of rogue clipboard carriers petitioning for a new restaurant inside 133 Essex Street, Mason Dixon is in fact staying put.  But that still doesn’t truly explain their appearance on the December Community Board 3 docket.  Owner Rob Shamlian reached out to clear the air on the matter, stating:

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The fact is, someone got on the community board agenda to apply for a license.  Anyone can get on the agenda, and it means nothing.  It does not mean I’m going out of business. And Mason Dixon is not closing. In fact, we are launching a new full dinner and bar menu this week with Michelin-rated Chef Wayne Nish.  Come on down and check it out.

Wayne Nish is no stranger to Shamlian, as he was reportedly consulting for Spitzer’s Corner before decamping to Asia in 2009.  Said full dinner menu is slated to launch this week with the following options:

BAR BITES

WINGS braised and fried chicken wings, iceberg lettuce, spicy sauce 10
CRISPY PORK DOGS breaded and deep fried pulled bbq pork shoulder, spicy dipping sauce 10
TWICE COOKED FAT FRIES herbs, sea salt 6
FISH N CHIPS batter fried catfish, fat fries, iceberg lettuce, spicy sauce 10
DEEP FRIED MAC N CHEESE BARS grana padano, white cheddar, gouda, cream cheese, milk, herbed breadcrumb crust, tomato fondue 8
ROOT SALAD roasted squash, tomato, parsnip, shiitake, iceberg lettuce, spicy soy vinaigrette 9

BURGER

BLT CHEESEBURGER bacon, lettuce, tomato, white cheddar cheese, soy jalapeños 12

PLATES

GRILLED SALMON chinese mustard, spinach, red wine sauce 16
DOUBLE CHICKEN boneless chicken, duck paté, spinach, red wine sauce 15
STEAK FRITES hanger steak, red wine sauce, fat fries, soy jalapeños 18

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