Basque Country

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    What Wines Pair Well With Your Raw Bar Dishes, Per NYC's Somms

    Summer equals seafood. Fresh, raw, and unadulterated, nothing compares to scoring a seat at a glistening metal bar on a steamy NYC day, the slight damp from the swipe of a recent wipe down cooling your baked skin, while an oversized platter of chilled shellfish and crisp glass of wine appear before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Here's Meadowsweet, Polo Dobkin's New Restaurant in the Old Dressler Space

    After stints in the early 2000s at Manhattan restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, Polo Dobkin crossed the East River into Brooklyn, where he ran the kitchens at Dumont, Dumont Burger, and then the Dressler, where he worked for six years, netting the restaurant a Michelin star while he was at it. He met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Four Best Non-Derby De Mayo Events in NYC This Weekend

    Kentucky Derby De Mayo Weekend offers plenty of opportunity to start day drinking early. However, if you're not into crowds dressed in sombreros or seersucker, we've highlighted four events this weekend that are not celebrating this holiday combo.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Martha's Andres Valbuena: Pop-Up Restaurants Are Like an Embryo -- They Need to Become a Person

    Martha (184 DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-596-4147) chef Andres Valbuena loves a challenge. The Venezuela native set out to travel after a short-lived career in graphic design, landing kitchen jobs with internationally acclaimed chefs like Thomas Keller at the French Laundry, James Beard Award-winnin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Chef Alex Raij Talks Spanish Txakoli and Txistorra

    Food and wine are natural companions, so I'm polling some of New York's most illustrious chefs to find out what kind of wine they are drinking off and on the job. After establishing they actually drink wine (a surprising number prefer beer!), I'm asking a few questions to find out who's got a pencha ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 7, 2012

    Mercado on Kent: From Bilbao to Billyburg

    A giant tapas bar tries it one more time

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Make Chef Yuhi Fujinaga's Wild Mushroom Croquetas

    Yuhi Fujinaga​Filled with savory ham, chicken, beef, veal, or vegetables -- and often made creamy with a healthy helping of bechamel -- croquetas have long been a popular plate, whether served on the Iberian peninsula or as far away as Indonesia. At Bar Basque (839 6th Avenue), Chef Yuhi Fuj ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Beerathon!

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here!Coast to Coast Wine and DineRestaurant Marc ForgioneNovember 15Satisfy your appetite for community service and epicureanism Tuesday night. Forgione's tasting features the talents ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    With Txikifest, Alex Raij and Eder Montero Will Turn Txikito's Back Alley Into a Street Fair

    Laura Salierno/Txikito​A couple of weeks ago, Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez told us that she'd be resurrecting Lassi at Txikifest, a street fair organized by Txikito's Alex Raij and Eder Montero. Now, Raij has sent us some more details about the event, which will take place on Sunday, May 1.

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: An Italian Master Class; A Beery Dinner

    As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! City Harvest Benefit Bar Basque January 11 at 7 p.m. Dine for a special cause tonight at Bar Basque, where guest chef Aitor Elizegi (of acclaimed Basque country res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Robert Sietsema on the New York-Montreal Food Connection

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema explores the relationship between New York and Montreal food. Sam Sifton awards two stars to Harold Dieterle's Kin Shop, even though it's not quite authentic Thai: "[It's] an American restaurant that serves food prepared using Thai flavors, a restaurant that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Booze News: Dressing Up Cointreau; Try Good Cider

    ​ Serious bartenders -- the types who work at craft cocktail dens -- don't seem to just chat with their customers anymore. But Josh Sontag, who tends bar at Summit in the East Village, isn't above making small talk with patrons. [NY Times] Ever had a Kick in the Crotch, an Alien Urine Sample ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2009

    Crash Test Pendejo

    The Mexican deals with an accident victim

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: Bounteous Eats in Barcelona

    One of many stalls in La Boqueria Market where you can get cured pig of all kinds. The smell alone is enough to knock you over. ​ I was recently in Barcelona, a city with a hugely thriving restaurant culture. At all times of day, people flock to cafes, bars, and restaurants to eat pastries an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Sara Jenkins Heading Uptown for a Night

    Sara Jenkins will take a turn behind the burners at Txikito on September 28. The Porchetta chef will be cooking a five-course pasta dinner as part of the restaurant's Txoko Monday series. Txokos, or Sociedades Gastronomica, are private dining clubs; there are more than 200 scattered throughout the B ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2008

    Alexandra Raij's Tapas Spot Txikito

    Trouble sharing? Basque in glory on Ninth Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2007

    Provincializm by William Bowers: Spandex From Spain

    Heaven knows, William Bowers is the new movement in town. Provincializm: Spandex From Spain By William Bowers I'm giving that Monday columnist one last jab at my Pitchfork homesnakes before I’ll stoop to spoof more than his sagacious one-sentence-paragraph leads. What I mean to say is: Dancep ... More >>

  • Art

    February 27, 2007

    Let There Be Lite

    Melt your winter heft with dosa, tea, and something nice 'n' stinky

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2004
  • Music

    September 10, 2002

    All Chao's Children

    The Mediterranean Rim Shot (Not Heard Round the World)

  • News

    October 17, 2000

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Radical Web

    Where to Find Government Secrets, Loch Ness Pics, and a Jesus Dress-Up Doll

  • Dining

    May 9, 2000
  • Film

    December 8, 1998