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.
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.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
Try a delicious history lesson in Cobble Hill
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 >>
Lauren ShockeyLa Maison du Macaron makes cookies in every color you can imagine23rd 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 >>
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 >>
Laura Salierno/TxikitoA 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.
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 >>
Fried lamb intestinesWelcome 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.
El Quinto Pino's fried lamb intestines taste like lamb potato chipsNose-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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A great Chelsea tapas spot gets even better
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
Trouble sharing? Basque in glory on Ninth Avenue.