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Going to Txikito for dinner, any must have dishes and recs for drinks near by?

princeofpork3 Mar 4, 2014 12:47 PM

Going to Txikito for dinner, any must have dishes and recs for drinks near by?
For the drink near by there will be 6 of us, early 40s. Would like a place a little nicer than a pub but dont need all the mixology BS.

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    sam1 RE: princeofpork3 Mar 4, 2014 04:35 PM

    i agree with you on mixology bs.

    txikito's sister wine bar el quinto pino is a great place for a glass of wine while you wait. i havent been there since it became larger but have had enjoyable times there whenever i go.

    i havent been to txikito in 2-3 years at this point but the squid ribbons is a signature dish. they usually have a roast pork dish as a special...

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      Ttrockwood RE: sam1 Mar 4, 2014 05:15 PM

      +1 for quinto pino, get their fried chickpeas to go with your drinks

    2. coasts RE: princeofpork3 Mar 4, 2014 05:06 PM

      The octopus, the fabada if they have it, the white asparagus, the trumpet mushroom...

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        kathryn RE: princeofpork3 Mar 4, 2014 06:13 PM

        Pay attention to the daily specials and get the cochinillo (suckling pig). I also like the foie, arraultza, blood sausage filled bundles, croquettas, squid ribbons, octopus carpaccio, king oyster mushrooms. We were there just a few weeks ago.

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          VaPaula RE: kathryn Mar 4, 2014 07:33 PM

          +1 on the arraultza, morcilla and mushrooms. There was a brook trout special when we there a couple months ago - wrapped in Serrano and simply cooked. Really good.

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          avial RE: princeofpork3 Mar 4, 2014 11:11 PM

          bathtub gin is at 19th+9th inside Stone St. Coffee, wicked close to txikito, but it is of the 'craft cocktail' BS.

          Tipsy Parsons is also near by just a block north of bathtub gin.

          you could also hustle over to 10th - both Red Cat and Trestle on Tenth have bars where you get 'drinks' nearby.

          1. princeofpork3 RE: princeofpork3 Mar 17, 2014 08:53 AM

            Went for dinner on Sat. Had about 10 dishes. Most were not memorable. Like the mushroom grilled cheese and the chorizo hash. The suckling pig was very salty. I would not reccomend folks going here for a destination dinner but fine if your in the hood and looking for small plates.
            Went to the Tipler under Chelsea Market for drinks after which was excellent.

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              sam1 RE: princeofpork3 Mar 17, 2014 09:27 AM

              i didnt want to say it but i sort of lost interest in the place over the years. its a nice spot and great for the area but ive had much better food at casa mono or la vara...their brooklyn restaurant.

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                princeofpork3 RE: sam1 Mar 17, 2014 11:48 AM

                Why would you not want to say? That is what this board is for. I may have choosen a different place.

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