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Osteria Morini or Maialino

Have a table for 2 on a Saturday night. Have to decide between 8:00 at OM or 10:00 at Maialino. Looking for a good scene but hipsters at a minimum, as well as casual, regional Italian food. And wine is at a premium. Given the times in play here, which one would you go with? Thanks.

Nov 19, 2012
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

NYC Wine Bar with TVs

Anyone know of any? Looking for a place to order bottle(s) of wine but also watch some of NBA playoffs tonight.

Apr 22, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Bar/restaurant in Soho or flatiron w/good food and can watch Lakers

Any ideas? Thanks.

Apr 22, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Best Place for Espresso in the Early Morning in Theater District

Looking for a place to go in the morning around 6:00-6:30 am that has really good espresso and maybe a croissant.

Apr 19, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Looking for a wine bar (Italian or otherwise) near 51st St in Theater District

Any ideas?

Apr 19, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Bar/restaurant near Michelangelo Hotel for Barcelona v. Madrid match Wednesday afternoon

Trying to find place near the hotel that will have the match on at 2:30 on Wednesday afternoon.

Apr 18, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Spanish restaurant/wine bar

Looking for a Spanish restaurant or wine bar other than Casa Mono/Bar Jamon. Some place where I can eat on my own at the bar. Wine list is more critical than food menu.

Apr 18, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Moderately priced rustic Italian with seating at bar for 1

Will I have trouble walking into Lupa on a Tuesday or Wednesday night without a reservation if I only want to eat at the bar?

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Lupa
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012

Apr 18, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Moderately priced rustic Italian with seating at bar for 1

I suppose since I'll be flying solo and ordering 2 glasses of wine and I don't do dessert, probably no more thn $65 including tax and tip.

Apr 17, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Moderately priced rustic Italian with seating at bar for 1

Somewhere in the Babbo or less category.

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Babbo
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011

Apr 17, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Moderately priced rustic Italian with seating at bar for 1

Will be in NYC on business in the middle of the week and I'm trying to find a rustic Italian restaurant where I can sit at the bar by myself. Looking for sosme place with good wines by the glass as well.

Apr 17, 2011
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Dining in Madrid and toledo.

Adolfo Munoz is the most celebrated chef in Toledo, and he has a number of restaurants there. I can't recommend the Adolfo Coleccion, for lunch, high enough. Get the tapas tasting menu. Incredible. If you're in any way interested in wine, ask if Javier, Adolfo's son and the wine director for his restaurants, is there. He's a Spanish wine expert and will talk Spanish wine all day.

For dinner, definitely hit Adolfo restaurante. Incredible menu and great looking restaurant space.

One word of warning about Toledo. This time of year, it completely empties out at night once the tour buses leave. Although some will say that is when the city's true charm shows, some people understate how empty it gets. Most restaurants will literally be empty while you eat at night, and we felt it ruined the atmopshere a bit (who wants to dine in an empty restaurant.

Mar 14, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Best Asturian tapas/cide bar in Barrio Gotic

In Barcelona funny guy.

Feb 24, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Best Asturian tapas/cide bar in Barrio Gotic

Any thoughts?

Feb 23, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Dish with fried octopus and egg at San Miguel market on No Reservations in Madrid

Did anyone else see this dish on the No Reservations episode in Madrid last eyar? I'm trying to figure out where in the market that was served.

Feb 22, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Bar or restaurant for Catalan food and drink and to watch FC Barcelona in Madrid

We'll be in Madrid for the Barcelona Arsenal match in March, and we were hoping to find a place to watch the match that features tapas and drinks from that part of the country. Maybe some place that serves Estrella Damn. Any thoughts?

Feb 14, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Best place to stay in Penedes in terms of eating and drinking

What about staying overnight in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia? Are there places to eat and sleep?

Jan 28, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Wine Bars in Toledo

We''ll be spending a day and a night in Toledo in March, and we're looking for a few nigthlife options. Anyone know of any good wine bars or just bars in general? How is Adolfo Vinoteca? Is it more of a restaurant than a wine bar?

Also, how is La Perdiz? We're thinking of going there for dinner.

Jan 27, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Best place to stay in Penedes in terms of eating and drinking

Trip K.,

If you had to choose one town/village to stay overnight while driving from Barcelona to Madrid, from a food and wine perspective, what would it be? Thanks again for all your help.

Jan 27, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Best place to stay in Penedes in terms of eating and drinking

Anyone know the best town to stay in while visiting Penedes in terms of food, wine bars, bodegas, etc...?

Jan 25, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Galician wine bars in Madrid and/or Barcelona

Does anyone know of any places in Barcelona or Madrid that would serve Galician food as well as Galician wines like Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras? I'm trying to find a place that serves more than just Albarino. I searched the board but did not really find anything.

Jan 24, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Places to eat and sleep between Barcelona and Madrid

No. Heading to Madrid from Barcelona.

Jan 18, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Places to eat and sleep between Barcelona and Madrid

We're driving from Barcelona to Madrid in March and looking for a few wine town stops in between. Any suggestions as to places worth stopping in to eat? At the moment, we're thinking about Tarragona, Terra Alta region, Casteller,etc... Anyone have any recs for those places or any others that would make sense? What about Logrono? We've been to Haro and as great as it was, we were hoping to avoid any repeats if possible. Thanks.

Jan 18, 2011
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Rio Mar wine dinner with Gerry Dawes

I can't believe more people aren't talking about this dinner. It looks pretty sick. Plus it doesn't seem like we have many events like in New Orleans.

Sep 13, 2010
Jake Barnes in New Orleans

Rio Mar wine dinner with Gerry Dawes

Has anyone else reserved a spot for this? It's on Thursday September 16 at Rio Mar. Looks like 9 courses of Galician food and wines from Bierzo, Ribeira Sacra, and Valdeorras. Sounds pretty amazing. http://conta.cc/aYuXkB

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Rio Mar Restaurant
800 South Peters, New Orleans, LA 70130

Sep 03, 2010
Jake Barnes in New Orleans

Restaurant and Bar ideas in Greenwich Village

Staying in Grammercy Park for the weekend. Eating at Casa Mono one night. We're looking for some ideas for casual dinner for the other night. We're also looking for some interesting bars to check out in that neighborhood. Any suggestions?

Also, has anyine been to a wine bar called Cafe Ino? Is it worth checking out?

What about any Spanish tapas/wine bars?

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Casa Mono
52 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Jul 01, 2010
Jake Barnes in Manhattan

Taller de Tapas in Barcelona

I think that's a little silly. I'm pretty sure most people visiting Spain would always prefer to be in a real, authentic tapas bar. On our first trip to Spain, we ate there on New Year's Day because it was the only open place we could find around lunch time.

Mar 03, 2010
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Taller de Tapas in Barcelona

What do you all think? That's where I was first introduced to chorizo a la sidra.

Mar 02, 2010
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Visiting Priorat Wineries?

We've been looking into starting our own small time Spanish wine importing company. From your posts on both Rioja and Priorat, I assume you either work in or have spent a great deal of time in or around the Spanish wine industry. Any insight you could offer would be of great assistance.

Mar 02, 2010
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal

Visiting Priorat Wineries?

Trip Klaus,

Do you live in Spain? You seem to have a ton of knowledge about the different regions. Your advice for visiting Rioja was a huge help to us by the way.

Mar 01, 2010
Jake Barnes in Spain/Portugal