'El Quinto Pino' on Serious Eats

Where To Eat Great Sea Urchin In NYC

Salty and briny with a metallic twang and more than a hint of iodine, sea urchin is (along with oysters) the most ocean-evocative food in the world, and as a seafood lover and lifelong coastal resident, I'm often in the mood to have the ocean evoked to me. Here are seven of my favorite ways to get sea urchin in New York. Some are simple, some are more complex, all are delicious. More

Top 10 Desserts of 2010

We've got a tartufo with silky hot fudge, my favorite blueberry tart in the city, a tiramisu to die for, and an equally divine chocolate eclair—as well as a soft-serve stuffed eclair in the East Village. There's hot breakfast ensaimadas and a classic on Aquavit's dessert menu. And don't forget the Whoopie Pie! Today, our Top 10 Desserts of 2010. More

A Sandwich a Day: Bikini at El Quinto Pino

Extra-thin slices of bread, crustless, are heavily buttered. In go layers of ham and cheese (jamon y queso, in this joint). A drizzle of truffle oil and then a trip through the panini press. Eat while hot—while the cheese is still all gooey and the butter, the sheer abundance of butter melted into every pore of the panino, seems absolutely necessary. More

Great News For Tia Pol Fans

Time Out New York's Feed Blog is reporting that Chef Alex Raij, formerly of Tia Pol and El Quinto Pino, "will open Txkito (that’s chee-kee-to), a Basque pintxos bar with her husband Eder Montero (also a Tia Pol vet)." According... More

Friday Night Bites: Salmorejo

At El Quinto Pino chef-owner Alex Raij is making a room-temperature tomato soup that goes way beyond gazpacho. It's called salmorejo, hails from the city of Cordoba, and is as simple as simple can be: farm-stand tomatoes, salt, olive oil,... More

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