Spanish Food and Cooking

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    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 >>

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    February 18, 2014

    A $6.50 Fried Fish Sandwich and Dishes From Russia Among This Week's Cheap Eats

    This week's round-up of cheap eats takes us to three boroughs and four continents, highlighting dishes from all corners of the former Soviet Union and an Uruguayan regional specialty. So if you're strapped for cash, you can still eat well.

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    January 15, 2014

    Cheap Drinks (and Food) at 100 Montaditos, High Dive, The Whiskey Ward, and 2A

    You likely had a rough commute this morning, which means you're definitely having an end of day drink, right? Right. Here are a few places where you can make that happen cheaply.

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    July 30, 2013

    A Detour on the Pan-American Highway: Oficina Latina's Delivery Paella Reviewed

    In this series, Seamless Warrior John Luong reviews meals ordered from the Internet. As per usual, my Sunday routine consisted of two primary objectives: allay the anxiety associated with the week ahead and find caloric inputs in spite of having a refrigerator bereft of contents. The bonus objectiv ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Try the Flan at Panaderia La Espiga Real

    A bad flan is very bad thing. Corn syrup-based sauces, curdled eggs, and imitation vanilla are enough to turn a first-time flan eater into a life-long custard hater. But a good flan, the silken alchemy of eggs, milk, and sugar, gently set into a sweet, wobbling cylinder, is a pure delight. And an e ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013
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    March 9, 2013

    Flan Patissier at Francois Payard Bakery

    Flan Patissier (center) is one of three custard-based, flan-borne pastries currently available at Francois Payard Bakery on Houston Street. When former Daniel pastry chef Francois Payard abandoned his long-running bistro and bakery on the Upper East Side and eventually moved down to Greenwich Vill ... More >>

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    January 17, 2013
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    November 9, 2012

    Q&A: Jesus Nunez of Barraca on Remaining Open During Hurricane Sandy, Part 2

    Jesus Nunez is the chef of Barraca, a newly opened Spanish spot in the West Village that serves up tapas and paella. During the power outage, the restaurant was able to stay open via a generator and refrigerated truck. No food was spoiled, and on the Friday after the storm, the staff turned the co ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Fresh Churros and Hot Chocolate

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

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    August 27, 2012

    More Tapas And Wine: Casa Pomona Opening In September

    Another Spanish tapas and wine restaurant is coming to town. From restaurateur Sid Gupta (Pappardella, Village Pourhouse, Hudson Terrace, Little Town) and Marion Maur (who most recently ran her own restaurant Marion's Country Kitchen for five years in Woodstock), Casa Pomona will be debuting on the ... More >>

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    July 25, 2012

    El Mio Cid: The Sardines of Bushwick

    It's cheap and copious tapas on Starr Street

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    July 11, 2012

    Recipe: Beet Gazpacho from Mymoon Restaurant

    [See More Recipes: Sweet Tea Done Right | Halloumi Cheese | Wonton Soup] Check out this delicious beet gazpacho recipe from Mymoon. Based in Brooklyn, Mymoom is a Spanish tapas joint with a Mediterranean vibe. Their beet gazpacho with shrimp goes for $12 at the restaurant.

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    March 7, 2012

    Mercado on Kent: From Bilbao to Billyburg

    A giant tapas bar tries it one more time

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    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.

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    February 20, 2012

    Chorizo Burger at Mercado on Kent

    In the dim light of the tapas bar, the darkling burger carries the promise of extra goodness. We're used to burgers being made of ground beef, or other ground meat. And it's usually raw, unprocessed meat we're talking about, even if the cuts are exotic (such as Shake Shack's brisket and short rib, ... More >>

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    January 12, 2012

    La Churreria: A New Spot on Mulberry That's Good for Churros But Even Better for Sandwiches

    Jesús Manso has opened a narrow storefront next to his Mulberry Street branch of Socarrat Paella Bar called La Churreria (284 Mulberry Street, 212-219-0400), which, as the name implies, sells churros -- the long sticks of fried dough often served with small cups of hot chocolate for dipping. ... More >>

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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 23, 2011

    Tertulia: Erin Go Tapas

    Seamus Mullen opens a new Spanish joint in Greenwich Village

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    November 7, 2011

    Eating Barnacles at Tertulia

    ​The goose barnacle, shown about twice normal size We've all had the usual tapas - slices of Serrano ham, toasts brushed with fresh tomato, potato tortillas, and pale white pickled anchovies - but one of the advantages of going to a fashion forward tapas bar is stumbling on actual Spanish p ... More >>

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    March 28, 2011

    Make Guillaume Thivet's Salt Cod Fritters with Caper Aioli, from Cadaqués

    Michael TulipanCadaqués's Croquetas de Bacalao​If you've been meaning to check out the new Williamsburg tapas bar, Cadaqués (188 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-218-7776), now's the time. The restaurant will be donating 30 percent of all sales during its monthly paella night tomorrow, March 29, ... More >>

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    January 12, 2011

    Caliu Thinks Small

    Small plates, that is. A new West Village tapas bar.

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    December 8, 2010

    Socarrat Will Open in Nolita Soon​ Socarrat, home of paella goodness and crispy rice bits, is expanding to Nolita and we've got a glimpse of what's to come.

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    November 12, 2010

    The Underground Churros Scene

    Victoria BekiempisA token from the subway​ The stale trail mix, dusty soda cans, and pre-Cold War candy bars sold at news stands--alongside nudie mags and Kardashian-loaded celebrity rags--pretty much make up the subway's food scene. But deep inside the 59th and Lexington station, where the ... More >>

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    October 6, 2010

    Graffit's Jesús Nuñez Talks NYC Spanish Restaurants and Making Cauliflower Into an Egg

    Westside IndependentJesús Nuñez ​Jesús Nuñez is known for his Madrid restaurants, Polenta and Flou, where he offered avant garde, imaginative dishes like a deconstructed Spanish tortilla in seven textures. A former graffiti artist, Nuñez often conceives dishes visually first before decidi ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Make Seamus Mullen's Marinated Cheese From The Book of Tapas

    Manchego, marinated.​ For some reason, the idea of tapas can be daunting. It probably has something to do with the fact that, to make a meal out of them, you have to make so many different things. But with recipes as easy as Seamus Mullen's marinated cheese, throwing a tapas party could become ... 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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    April 26, 2010

    Lizarran: Chain Tapas from Spain Arrives in Soho

    Anil Mhatre​In 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 >>

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    March 30, 2010

    El Quinto Pino: Sand Eels for Your Tongue

    A great Chelsea tapas spot gets even better

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    February 16, 2010

    Make George Mendes' Arroz de Pato

    arroz​In weather such as this, there are few cravings as strong as those for carbs and meat. The Arroz de Pato (duck rice) is the most popular dish at Aldea, the restaurant George Mendes opened last summer as an ode to Iberian cooking. Preparing the dish is no quick task, but the results are w ... More >>

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    February 2, 2010
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    January 14, 2010

    Despana's New Cafe: An Early Look

    Blood sausage: Not exactly pretty, but very delicious​Construction on Despana's new wine shop is underway, and the newly expanded cafe is up and running, serving an appealing variety of warm tapas and pintxos ( Basque-style canapes), along with salads and sandwiches. The offerings are pan-Sp ... More >>

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    December 8, 2009

    Former Around the Clock Will Become a Tapas Bar on December 15

    ​Around the Clock may not have been a culinary lodestar, but it did live up to its name, serving diner food 24 hours a day. As of next Tuesday, December 15, it will enter a different time zone altogether, as a European-style tapas bar. The restaurant is the latest project from the owner of P ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Staten Island's Taza Churros Is a Storefront Shrine to Latin Donuts

    ​ Being passed over for a job can lead a man to make drastic decisions. For Martin Olsen, the result was Taza Churros, a bathroom-sized Latin donuts shop he owns with his younger brother Miguel Llinas in the Port Richmond section of Staten Island. A low-income housing counselor by day, Olsen ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009

    Despana to Expand-a: Cafe & Wine Shop Planned

    ​Following in the footsteps of nearby DiPalo's, gourmet Spanish foods market Despana is gearing up to expand with the addition of three communal tables, where tapas and breakfast will be served and, eventually, a wine shop next door. "Calypso moved out so we leased a part of that space for ta ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Fork in the Road on the Road: Bounteous Eats in Barcelona

    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 >>

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    August 24, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: Make Spanish Tapas and Taste Jewish Appetizers

    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! Tapas Essentials International Culinary Center August 25 & 27, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Small plates are so ubiquitous these days that it's easy to forget this dining tr ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Fork in the Road at La Fonda del Sol

    This week, I review La Fonda del Sol, the new incarnation of the legendary 60s pan-Latin restaurant now open in the midtown Met Life building. Josh DeChellis is in the kitchen, and the new version of the restaurant serves Spanish food: mains and tapas in the dining room, solely tapas in the large ba ... More >>

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    February 24, 2009

    Snackshots: Tapas at the International Culinary Center

    Earlier this month, I ventured to the International Culinary Center for a two-night "Tapas Essentials" class, where Chef Sixto Alonso taught about ten of us to make nearly a dozen little dishes. Later today, I'll share the recipe for one of my favorites, but first, some pictures to whet the appetite ... More >>

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    December 24, 2008

    Alexandra Raij's Tapas Spot Txikito

    Trouble sharing? Basque in glory on Ninth Avenue.

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    April 23, 2008

    Fork in the Road Reviews Islero (Plus Bonus Recipe)

    In this week's paper, I review Islero, a new tapas spot on East 50th Street. The upshot is that Islero has potential, but it doesn't seem to know itself very well. Throughout a meal at Islero, there are some inexplicable choices that seem to be an awkward reach for trendiness or fanciness—too ma ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008
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    December 11, 2007

    Frenching Sheep

    Out of stir and into the kitchen for talented chef

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    June 27, 2006

    Seize the Egg

    Adventures in eating at new Lamb joint on East 5th Street

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    December 20, 2005

    Supersize Me

    Dinosaur specializing in small morsels totters onto Park Avenue

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    January 22, 2002
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