Stix, which soft-opened on Thursday in Flatiron, is the newest restaurant looking to replicate the success of a chain like Chipotle by cooking ethically sourced meat and serving it in a fast-casual setting. Owner Stathis Antonakopoulos put a roster of meat and fish kebabs at the center of the menu, which also includes a variety of salads made with whole grains, a Greek yogurt bar, and a juice menu that includes flavors like carrot and sea buckthorn, and cucumber-apple with pine. Elsewhere, an ample-sounding coffee menu features espresso piccolos and correttos. These detours, it turns out, indicate serious pedigrees at work: Executive chef Nikolaos Stavrakakis worked at Noma, and Stefanos Domatiotis, who designed the coffee menu, was this year's Greek Barista Champion. Intriguing. Check out the menu after the jump.
Stix, 112 E. 23rd St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-673-6666