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The Meal Plan: Tapas Al Fresco

We map it out, you pull it off. Got wine?
Jun 18, 2014 11:00 am

Tonight, we've curated a blend of Mediterranean and Spanish themed small plates for the perfect al fresco dining experience. Take your pick from savory dips and spreads, small bites, small bites on sticks and large family-style dishes just right for warm weather entertaining. Refresh your sangria game and maybe even pop on a pair of white pants. It's tapas time.

      10 Ideas For Dinner Tonight: Tapas

      Make a whole meal out of great shared plates
      Oct 24, 2013 12:00 pm

      Instead of a whole composed meal tonight, let's all share small plates (only without the annoying birthday party that typically goes with it). We've selected 10 of our favorite tapas recipes, all you need to do is pick a few, provide copious amounts of wine and maybe play a little Django Reinhardt. Yeah, that sounds like a classy little tapas shindig to us.

       

          Honey Baked Pistachio Wings Recipe

          A sweet wing recipe from a fried chicken master
          Jan 3, 2013 12:02 pm
          honey baked chicken wings recipe
          Photo: HellaCrisis

          Check out this recipe for honey baked pistachio wings from the man who invented the underground fried chicken DJ party: Dante Gonzales of Dante Fried Chicken, Ride or Fry food truck and subsequent pop-ups. He is one guy to trust with your poultry if you want it crispy and delicious. You do, right? Then heed his secret trick and don't even think of cutting corners.

          Holiday Party Food For Classy Dudes

          Throwing a shindig? We've got the food covered.
          Dec 8, 2012 2:03 pm

          Good news (for most of you) — it's holiday party season! We'd rather hang out and drink with our friends, so we'd like to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible with maximum results. Lofty goal? Think again — we've rounded up some easy, satisfying and winter-appropriate party food for your kickback, soirée or slightly-less-formal-than-a-hoedown gathering.

          Grilled Corn Fritters With Jarlsberg Pimento Cheese

          Get creative with your pimento cheese recipe!
          Aug 1, 2012 2:01 pm
          pimento cheese recipe
          Photo: Sam Horine

          Guess who can make grilled corn fritters? The dude who has the ability to fire up a grill and make pancakes, not even at the same time! And if you can grate cheese and loosely measure other ingredients, Jarlsburg pimento cheese is on your horizon. Paddle forth and conquer this recipe after the jump.

          London: Around The World In Four Plates

          Caravan in Clerkewell helped my hangover. Merci!
          Mar 26, 2012 9:01 am
          Caravan London

          Caravan is a coffee roastery, restaurant and cocktail bar in the busting Exmouth Market in London’s Clerkewell neighborhood. Their mending, hair-of-the-dog brunch sorta of knocked my socks off—and not because of an engergizing cocktail made with ginger-infused Sipsmith gin. But that didn’t really hurt.

          Potatoes With Crème Fraiche And Caviar

          The best potato recipes use caviar, and vice versa.
          Feb 23, 2012 9:01 pm
          potatoes with caviar recipes
          Photo: Bullfrog & Baum

          This simple, yet very refined dish speaks to Chef Wolfgang Puck's craft: find the best ingredients you can, make everything from scratch and don't overcomplicate. These potatoes with caviar and creme fraiche are a frequent guest at the Oscars, wrapped in gold foil for extra panache. We'd gladly take one of these osetra-topped beauties over a useless statuette anyday.

          Pork Belly Sliders Recipe

          Mini pork belly sliders will fill even big bellies
          Jan 27, 2012 12:01 pm
          pork belly slider recipe
          Photo: Gabi Porter

          No one can deny a slider. You can put anything in a shiny little brioche bun and people will be impressed and in awe of your talents (trust me). Luckily, this version also happens to be delicious. Braising the pork takes time, but all the components can be made a day ahead and the time will be well-spent.

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