Quinto Pino

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Thank You for Smoking: Meet Hill Country Barbecue Market BK's Master of Meat

    His father was from North Carolina, but Ash Fulk didn't really fall in love with barbecue until he went out and visited his family after his grandma died. On that trip, he started getting acquainted with southern fare, and he began requesting fried chicken and mashed potatoes or a trip to a barbecue ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    The Best French Fries We've Had All Year: Dishes We're Digging This Week

    In our dining escapades over the last week, we've consumed the best French fries we've had all year, slurped down one hell of a hot pot, and indulged in an impressive dessert. Here are the dishes we've been digging around town this week.

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    March 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Frozen Drinks in NYC

    Break out the acid wash denim jorts -- it's downright summery outside. And no better way to celebrate a warm day (or pretend that it's swimsuit season) than with a frozen drink. Here are our 10 favorites around town.

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    December 17, 2013

    The 10 Best Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill Restaurants

    It's been a slow, uphill battle, but more and more, Brooklynites are winning rounds over Manhattanites in the "my-place-or-yours" social gathering predicament. And while vaguely loftier apartments or fair neighborhood rotation might be at play, you can't negate the charming restaurants in the boroug ... More >>

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    October 21, 2013

    El Comedor's Sea Anemone in Soft Scrambled Eggs, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    No. 6: Sea anemone in soft scrambled eggs from El Comedor at El Quinto Pino (401 West 24th Street, 212-206-6900) Uncommon seafood and a breakfast comfort staple make surprisingly tasty bedfellows.

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    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

    May 23, 2012

    La Vara: Thanks, Spanish Inquisition

    Try a delicious history lesson in Cobble Hill

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    December 13, 2011

    Fork in the Road's Favorite Tapas in New York City

    Joe Snack/Flickr​ It's time for Tuesday Toasts, our weekly feature highlighting the Fork in the Road team's favorite versions of popular dishes and favorite spots in the city for a given activity. They might not be the best or the coolest or the newest, but instead represent the things and pla ... More >>

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    November 11, 2011

    Our 10 Best Things to Eat on 23rd Street

    Lauren ShockeyLa Maison du Macaron makes cookies in every color you can imagine​23rd Street isn't necessarily considered a gastronomic thoroughfare. More likely, it's thought of as being home to various chain eateries (Pret, Chipotle, etc.) catering to the office worker lunch crowd and, of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Subway Adds Avocado; Servers Go Sans Pad

    ​Subway will add avocado as a premium seasonal topping for a limited time. In addition to special sandwiches like a turkey and bacon avocado sub and BLT with avocado, customers will be able to add the fruit onto any footlong for $1. [Nation's Restaurant News] Recent and ongoing research sugge ... 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.

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    September 20, 2010

    The Good Food Jobs Site Is Up and Running

    ​Back in May, we were heartened to learn of the nascent existence of Good Food Jobs, a Web site promising food industry employment that wasn't limited to back-breaking labor and/or pouring vodka shots for lecherous day traders. Now, the site's founders, Taylor Cocalis and Dorothy Neagle, send ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Dish No. 85: Fried Lamb Intestines at El Quinto Pino

    Fried lamb intestines​Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, Fork in the Road's handy list of some of our favorite dishes -- old standbys and new finds alike -- compiled daily. Today's pick: Fried lamb intestines ($8) from El Quinto Pino.

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    June 25, 2010

    Good Guts: Our 10 Best Offal Dishes

    El Quinto Pino's fried lamb intestines taste like lamb potato chips​Nose-to-tail eating has become fashionable in the last twelve years or so, but offal never really needed the help. Anywhere you find good food you also likely find that eat-it-all ethos, whether it's as simple as sausage and p ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Alex Raij of Txikito and El Quinto Pino Talks Tapas, Cookbooks, and the Possibility of Further Expansion

    Make Alex Raij's tapas from The Book of Tapas.​Alexandra Raij opened a tiny tapas bar called Tia Pol back in 2004 with partners Mani Dawes and Heather Belz. In 2007, the team, joined by Raij's husband, Eder Montero, debuted the even smaller El Quinto Pino. Raij and Montero eventually split to ... More >>

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    June 3, 2010

    Txiquito & El Quinto Pino's Alex Raij, Cont'd: 'Sexed Up' Male Chefs, Cooking for the Kid & Gearing Up for Saturday's Tapas Olympics

    Alex Raij will go for the gold in Madrid this weekend.​Earlier, Alex Raij of Txikito and El Quinto Pino talked about her contribution to a new tapas cookbook (appropriately called The Book of Tapas), what it's like to work alongside her husband in the kitchen, and how the couple may further ex ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Robert Sietsema at Hibino; Sarah DiGregorio at El Quinto Pino

    This week in the Voice, Robert Sietsema discovers the "heart of Japanese cuisine" at Hibino in Cobble Hill; Sarah DiGregorio finds a few missteps at El Quinto Pino, but doesn't mind because "the place is fun, and spirited." Sam Sifton awards Recette two stars, despite the restaurant earning tepid r ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 30, 2010

    El Quinto Pino: Sand Eels for Your Tongue

    A great Chelsea tapas spot gets even better

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Our 10 Best Sandwiches

    Robert SietsemaWill Mile End's hot, smoked meat make Our 10 Best?​ While the sandwich has long been as ubiquitous in New York (and pretty much everywhere else) as the pizza slice, it has within the past year or so been enjoying a renaissance. Places like Saltie, This Little Piggy Had Roast Bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    El Quinto Pino Reopens Tomorrow Night

    Noah Kalina/EaterEl Quinto Pino returns this Wednesday.​A few days into the new year, Alex Raij announced that she would be the owner, with her husband, Eder Montero, of El Quinto Pino, the pintxos bar she opened with Mani Dawes and Heather Belz before splitting to open Txikito.

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    January 8, 2010

    Chatting with Ardesia Chef Amorette Casaus: The Trials of Small Kitchens, Joys of Sherry and Pancetta

    Left: Ardesia chef Amorette Casaus, Right: Ardesia owner Mandy Oser ​Chef Amorette Casaus helmed the kitchen at Spanish favorite El Quinto Pino until three months ago, when she became executive chef at Ardesia (510 West 52nd Street), the new wine bar in Hell's Kitchen, where she's curing her o ... More >>

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    January 5, 2010

    Musical Tapas: Alex Raij Back at El Quinto Pino

    Alex Raij, with Mario Batali lurking over her shoulder.​For those having difficulty keeping track of exactly which of Chelsea's pintxos restaurants Alex Raij is affiliated with, here's another addition to the flow chart: Raij, who originally opened Tia Pol and El Quinto Pino with Mani Dawes an ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 24, 2008

    Alexandra Raij's Tapas Spot Txikito

    Trouble sharing? Basque in glory on Ninth Avenue.