Restaurant New York City

Tertulia: A Warm Spanish Gathering Place in Greenwich Village [CLOSED]

Seamus Mullen knows how to throw a party. Even on the early side of a rainy May night, fashionable West Village denizens were streaming into the former Boqueria chef’s first solo venture. Clearly, this...
Restaurant Palm Springs

Tinto: Seeing Palm Springs Through a Spanish Prism [CLOSED]

Palm Springs is known for many things, including Midcentury Modern architecture, desert spas, golfing, the aerial tramway, and being a Hollywood refuge. However, in my scattered visits over the years, food could hardly be...
Restaurant Miami

Por Fin: Grand Spanish Style in Coral Gables, Finally [CLOSED]

“Ben, what’s the best restaurant in Coral Gables?” My Miami-based friend’s response arrived swiftly: “Por Fin!” Finally! That’s the English translation for the name of Carlos Centurion’s Spanish-influenced restaurant, which opened in March 2008...
Spanish Food Mexico City

Bar El Sella: Chic Cuauhtémoc Cantina with Chamorro Rico

On my recent trip to Mexico City with Street Gourmet LA founder Bill Esparza, we explored a series of cantinas, some raucous, one lifeless and a third that was surprisingly refined. We communed with...
Pork Mexico City

Bar El Sella Chamorro (Dose of Vitamin P)

My recent four-day trip to Mexico City yielded a wealth of options for this week’s Dose of Vitamin P, including the humorous – an empty lard bucket outside Fonda Margarita imprinted with a pig...
Spanish Food Los Angeles

The Bazaar: Gastronomic Pleasure Palace Fit For a Birthday [CLOSED]

When it comes to special occasion dining in Los Angeles, there’s no better place to bring a big group than The Bazaar, José Andrés’ multi-faceted gastronomic pleasure palace at the SLS Hotel. My friends...