If you find yourself lamenting the falling temperatures,
falling snow, and falling icicles on the East Coast, it might be time to make
some westward travel plans.For
all the foodies out there who crave something a little out of the ordinary (and
some warm sunshine), we have compiled a small sampling of the most delicious
and legendary food in Tucson, Arizona.Whether it’s a bacon-wrapped hot dog, the spicy Mexican meal you’ll dream
about for weeks, or some of the tastiest gelato to be found in the desert,
Tucson has a unique treat (and a whole lot of tacos) for any discerning palate.
In the mood for Mexican, Argentinian and Ecuadorian? No problem. Eats.com's Erin Frankel came across the new Nolita spot that delivers it all. Check out her take on Oficina Latina.
Oficina Latina, one of the more interesting openings in the new shabby
chic Nolita environs, has replaced Nikki Cascone’s now-deceased 24
Prince. Italians Paolo Votano and Francesco Sforza’s Latin American
joint is quite the oxymoron, originating with the name. Oficina Latina
literally means “Latin Office,” but this urban shabby-chic-meets-industrial space is anything but corporate.
The vintage-inspired white
washed beams, brocade wallpaper, rustic tables, and floral upholstered
seating invites a cozy, intimate vibe. The miscellaneous furniture Paolo
and Franscesco scoured at the Brimfield Antique Show crafts an eclectic
tone that pleases both the lively and the romantic. You will find large
boisterous groups seated at long wooden tables close to the bar, and
intimate dates in the back at small candle-lit tables or curled up on
one of the comfy, pretty couches by the fireplace.
One of our Eaters recently stopped by the Meatpacking District's latest hot spot, MPD, and found that brothers Daniel and Derek Koch are bringing class - and champagne - back to the neighborhood. Check out the complete review from Erin Frankel. (Photos courtesy of MPD)
You may have heard of Daniel and Derek Koch - or rather their lavish
brunch parties at Merkato 55, the East Hampton Point and now at The
Plaza. Now these Koch brothers have taken their infamous bash to a more
refined, gastronomic venture - MDP.