Angelo Sosa's Social Eatz closed on March 1 in Midtown East. Ryan Sutton tweeted a letter he found posted on the restaurant door yesterday morning that announced its shutter. Sosa Restaurant Group will debut a new restaurant concept in the same location over the next few weeks. Sosa posted on Social ... More >>
There's no way around it: It's just. Too. Damn. Cold.
Sure, you could slurp down soup with the masses, but we'd rather take a trip someone warm, even if it's only in our minds. This week, we're drinking the super rum punch at Havana Central, an energetically kitschy homage that's more reminiscent ... More >>
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Rosh Hashanah is coming up on Sunday and to celebrate, we have a Jewish holiday dessert from Chef Marc Taxiera off the Russian Tea Room's holiday ... More >>
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Today we're featuring a grouper from Havana Central. The selling price of this dish is $22.50, but no worries -- the restaurant has kindly provided us the recipe to make at home. It's a f ... More >>
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Taking a shot with its new dessert concept, Havana Central is putting an adult spin on its signature dish: the empanada. Yes, these are alcoholic empanadas.
Selections include t ... More >>
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Cheap pizza, hamburgers, ice cream... what's next? Empandas, apparently. Havana Central will be bringing out a $1 empanda cart from July 18 to August 31 outside the restaurants' storefronts. ... More >>
Okay, so the weather really hasn't been in our favor lately. But once it does hit the 90s and we're out again in our flip-flops battling the inevitable East Coast humidity -- it'll be time to hit the grill. Here are some summer barbecue tips (with a Latin edge) from the chef who provided us the reci ... More >>
Havana Central's executive chef Stanley Licairac shares with us his recipe for mango glazed salmon. The restaurant features Cuban-inspired fare and has three locations throughout the city.
Here's the recipe.
What's the guy doing in the window of Havana Alma de Cuba?
Havana Alma de Cuba (Havana Soul of Cuba) is a four-year-old restaurant with a rather odd gimmick: a guy sits in the window rolling cigars. The cigars are for sale, but you can't smoke them in the restaurant.
This week in the Voice, Larry Blumenfeld chronicles Grammy-winning pianist Arturo O'Farrill's trip to Havana to, in his words, "complete a musical, spiritual, and cultural journey for my father." His father, Chico O'Farrill, was revered in the Jazz world, a "stone genius, on the level of Duke ... More >>
Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
Chantal MartineauHavana ClubThe drink: Club President
The bar: El Cobre, 95 Avenue A, East Village, 212-614-6818
The price: $14
The ingredients: Banks Five Island rum, spice, Cocchi American ... More >>
At Cienfuegos, the new rum emporia in the East Village, the food is somewhat less impressive than the cocktails and the atmosphere. What a room! It's a turquoise-and-pink fantasia of Sinatra-era Havana crossed with Alice in Wonderland. The servers are dressed up in colorful aprons like 50s ho ... More >>