San Sebastian

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Why Little Wisco's Brian Bartels' Tombstone Will Read "Here Lies Rose's Little Bitch"

    If chance encounters make the world a small place, then Wisconsin is downright little. Just ask Little Wisco director of bar operations Brian Bartels, who cut his teeth serving an "underage Gabriel Stulman" alongside Jim Meehan at Paul's Club in Madison before heading to NYC for a series of bartendi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Huertas Brings a Taste of Northern Spain to the East Village

    Jonah Miller began mapping out plans for a restaurant when he was still a teenager. "Broadly speaking, I grew up in the city, and I knew from a very young age what I wanted to do," he says. "I started working in restaurants at 14." Twelve years later, the chef -- who has spent time behind the burne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Try a Torrija at Hogar Dulce Hogar, a New Cafe in Soho

    Around the corner from Dominique Ansel Bakery, Hogar Dulce Hogar (341 West Broadway), Spanish for "Home Sweet Home," serves a different kind of pastry. Sweet and humble, but no less worthy than a Cronutâ„¢ but for the lines, the torrija is an old sweet, a poor-man's treat, a kind of Spanish French t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    The Pines Debuts an Outdoor Kitchen

    People like eating outside, and they'll stop at almost nothing to do it. They will choke down steaming food as mysterious water droplets rain down from air conditioners above. Crowd a party of eight into one pitiful corner of shade. Inhale exhaust (or canal) fumes along with aromas of fine wine. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Only 4% of World's Best Kitchens Are Run by Women?

    Restaurant magazine's annual ranking of "The World's 50 Best Restaurants" was announced yesterday afternoon and it includes four New York spots in the top 50: Eleven Madison Park (5), Per Se (11), Le Bernardin (19), and Daniel (29). Joan and Jordi Roca of El Celler de Can Roca took home the number o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    H.R. of Bad Brains is Not Crazy, Insists Jamie Saft

    With a monstrously flowing godlike beard, multi-instrumental guru Jamie Saft resembles a Hasidic mountain man who should be jamming on meaty blues licks with his beloved ZZ Top instead of the downtown avant-gardist and John Zorn ensemble vet for which he's known. The catch is, dude actually makes hi ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2013
  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Frankies 17 Is Transforming into a Tapas Bar

    Tapas mania is taking over New York City. It has even infected Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo of Frankies Spuntino restaurants, who are turning their Italian-themed Frankies 17 restaurant on the Lower East Side into a Basque tapas bar, according to the New York Times.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    Cadbury Workers Mount Anti-Kraft Protest; Spain Gets a Molecular Cooking School

    ​Major fast-food chains are rolling out new cheaper menu options. McDonald's will start a Dollar Breakfast Menu in January; Burger King is touting its $1 double cheeseburgers; and Taco Bell is gearing up for its 89-cent Beefy 5-Layer Burrito and, later, the Five Bucks Box with four food items ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Bar Carrera Gets Its Basque On

    Per the Strong Buzz, Ryan Bartlow, a former sous chef at Sam Mason's Tailor, has taken over the kitchen at Bar Carrera. He'll be giving the restaurant's small plates menu something of a make-over, incorporating more "ambitious" Spanish fare that reflects his training in San Sebastian. Bartlow's dish ... More >>

  • Columns

    July 16, 2008


    Sex, love, art, and pornoterroristas in Spain

  • NYC Life

    July 3, 2007

    Peter Meehan's last meal

    . . . before going to hell, he eats dog and peeks in a Korean housewife's urn

  • Music

    April 5, 2005

    Ignorants and Know-Alls Keep Out

    Eight inauthenticities hard to resist, even when hard to understand, or impossible to love

  • Music

    April 1, 2003

    French Fries and Fruit Flies

    Not Yesterday Once More

  • Film

    September 7, 1999

    Market Forces

    Unveiling a new indie showcase; producers pounce on Toronto