Now that the city has returned to normal -- or at least as normal as New York can be -- we've got a few non-sports related activities for you to consider doing in your free time. Here's what's happening this week.
Marc Vidal, chef of the growing Boqueria empire that launched in Flatiron in 2006, takes hold of a green shoot, pinches the bottom of the attached white bulb and, as if peeling off long underwear after a cold winter day, slips off the charred skin of what looks like a green onion. He holds up the na ... More >>
As you may know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Scotch Whisky: A Regional Tasting Tour Astor Center Friday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Join booze expert Karl duHoffmann for this primer on single malt scotch. You'll get ... More >>
How about some eels for Christmas dinner? Get 'em on Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg. You think fruitcake and eggnog are strange? You think houses made of gingerbread are weird? Read on about some even more off-the-wall Christmas dining habits.
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Annual Calçotada Festivals Savoy and Back Forty May 10 & 11 Forget ramps. In Catalonia, the seasonal onion that gets everyone excited is the calçot. Sample gr ... More >>
Anil MhatreIn 1988, the first Lizarran opened in Sitges, Catalonia, a small seaside city about 21 miles south of Barcelona. Now the pintxos (Basque canapes) and tapas restaurant has franchises all over Spain, and in seven other countries, including China, Russia, France, Portugal, and the Uni ... More >>
A great Chelsea tapas spot gets even better
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 >>
This recipe for Esqueixada--salt cod with onion, tomato, peppers, and olives--was one of my favorites from Chef Sixto Alonso's tapas class at the International Culinary Center. Like many tapas dishes, it's pretty simple, relying on a relatively small number of well-sourced ingredients combined with ... More >>
With about five weeks to go before Lance Armstrong makes his return to pro cycling at a stage race in Australia, the weirdness is mounting.Over the weekend, race organizers in Venice unveiled the route for next year's Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy), and somehow they managed to out-bizarre the route f ... More >>
A Cuban Exodus Chronicled
The world is recognizing lesbian and gay relationships