There's No Place Like NoMad

April 27, 2015

Mexicue NoMad Branch Is Open

Mexican Barbecue fusion franchise Mexicue, co-owned by David Schillace and Thomas Kelly, recently opened a new location in NoMad.

The long-anticipated third branch of Mexicue is finally up and running at 225 Fifth Avenue, between 26th and 27th Streets. The popular Mexican-barbecue fusion restaurant was founded in 2010 by Thomas Kelly and David Schillace. Although Mexicue began as a food truck, the venture was popular enough within months to open a permanent home in Midtown. Only a few years later, Mexicue is steadily expanding, bringing spicy smokiness wherever it goes.

We interviewed co-founder David Schillace about the Nomad Mexicue. When planning to open a new Mexicue location, Schillace and Kelly chose NoMad because it’s one of the hottest and fastest growing neighborhoods in NYC right now. [It has] a great mix of business, residential, tourism, 7-day-a-week traffic and fantastic neighbors.” Schillace lives in Brooklyn, so NoMad’s easy city-wide accessibility is certainly a huge asset for owner and patrons alike.

Mexicue co-founder Dave Schillace

The neighborhood’s recreational features were also a big draw for Mexicue. Schillace mentioned Madison Square Park and how he loved Paula Hayes’s “Gazing Globes” installation, saying it was one of his favorite art installations that he’d seen in the park.

Stop by for grilled cornbread with chipotle butter, the brisket bowl with pickled jalapenos, grits with salsa and more.  You can visit Mexicue’s website at