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13 Great Late Night Bites in Chelsea

In the Midnight Hour Tiffany Tay Post a comment

Near the Meatpacking District but with more class, Chelsea has its own share of late night bites worth a trip: pizza, tapas, Japanese bar food...and more tapas, along with some duck noodle soup for good measure. More

Where To Eat Great Sea Urchin In NYC

J. Kenji López-Alt 24 comments

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

Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

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

Sugar Rush: Ensaimada and Cafe con Leche at El Quinto Pino

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 3 comments

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] Last week we promised a return to El Quinto Pino for the Ensaimada ($4.50), which they recently started serving breakfast and lunch. Lucky for me, I stopped in just as a fresh batch emerged from... More

A Sandwich a Day: Bikini at El Quinto Pino

A Sandwich a Day Kathy YL Chan 2 comments

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

Sugar Rush: Churros at El Quinto Pino

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan 1 comment

[Photo: Kathy YL Chan] I stopped by El Quinto Pino this morning in hopes of snagging an ensaimada, a Mallorcan sweet bun, off their newly debuted breakfast menu. But alas! They were out. Apparently someone who came in just... More

Raising the Bar: "The Sandwich of the Decade" at El Quinto Pino

Tia Kim 9 comments

"Airy and crisp, the sandwich tasted like the sea." El Quinto Pino is known for the sea urchin sandwich that Peter Meehan of the New York Times declared the "sandwich of the year" in 2007, and has been extolled by... More

Sugar Rush: Casadiella at El Quinto Pino

Sugar Rush Kathy YL Chan Post a comment

The only dessert at El Quinto Pino, and a fine ending to the tapas meal at that, is called the Casadiella. A trio of fried anise pillows drizzled with honey and dusted in powdered sugar. Each two-bite nugget is... More

Great News For Tia Pol Fans

Zach Brooks 1 comment

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

Ed Levine Post a comment

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

Friday Night Bites: The Best Little Ham Sandwich in New York

Ed Levine Post a comment

At El Quinto Pino, the piquillo pepper-sized tapas bar opened by the Tia Pol team, I found the best little ham sandwich in New York. The Serranito is a Serrano ham sandwich on a stecca, a slightly crispy little hero... More

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