Meet La Barbona, NYC’s Newest Speakeasy

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Is Classic French Technique Still Relevant In Today’s Culinary World? The Best Food Shows on Netflix to Binge Right Now How 2 Brooklynites are Reviving an Iconic Midwestern Supper Club Welcome to Funner, California (Yes, It’s a Real Place) 10 Destination-Worthy Food Halls Throughout the U.S. New York isn’t known for its Mexican food (although, we are getting better). Just ask any transplant who’s a native of California or Texas, and they’ll basically tell you how disappointed they are in the authenticity of a cuisine they’ve been enjoying their whole lives. On a recent trip to Mexico, a group of NYC restauranteurs realized they wanted to fill this gap in the city’s dining scene, and the idea for La Barbona was born.Hidden beneath its sister restaurant, the beloved De Santos in Greenwich Village, stepping into La Barbona is like being transported to Mexico for the night. Interior designer Kenyan Paris Lewis put a playful twist on the traditional Mexican cantina for the space with dark wood, lots of candlelight and the charming kind of knick knacks you would find at a roadside mom and pop restaurant. The combination of a discreet location and limited seating gives an air of exclusivity without the pretension, perfect for impressing a date or the family when they’re in town.But La Barbona isn’t just a pretty face. The kitchen is helmed by Chef Michael Hamilton who earned his chops working for some of the best restaurants in both New York and the UK. Not only did he spend time in the kitchen with Daniel Boulud at Daniel and Mads Refslund at Acme, he worked at both the Surf Lodge in Montauk and for Rick Stein, the number one rated seafood chef in the UK. For the menu at La Barbona, he adopts traditional recipes passed down from generations and combines them with the highest quality, locally-sourced ingredients he can find for truly standout tacos and ceviches. The Vieiras – scallops marinated in citrus, Coca-Cola, avocado and orange juice – is made with some of the freshest seafood we’ve ever tasted, perfectly highlighted by the mildly sweet and bright accompanying ingredients. All of the tacos are delicious, from the slow roasted pork to a shoulder steak with charred onions, folded into fresh, hand-pressed tortillas. La Barbona’s signature mezcal cocktails (and shots of the spirit too) are the best way to wash down your meal.Whether you’re going for the food, drinks or just the atmosphere, La Barbona is a welcome addition to New York’s downtown dining scene. Check them out at 139 West 10th Street.last_img read more

NOAA Explores Deep-Sea Habitats in the Gulf of Mexico

first_imgzoom From April 12-30, members of the public are invited to join NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as it explores deep-sea habitats in the Gulf of Mexico. The smaller ROV Seirios operates as a camera platform abovethe larger ROV Deep Discoverer which explores close to the seafloor.Deep Discoverer has a range of capabilities and both vehicles havehigh-definition video cameras and bright lights.“Virtual ocean explorers” will have the chance to see canyons, deep-sea coral communities, and shipwrecks dating to the early 1800s via live video transmitted from the deep seafloor.“This is an exciting opportunity for the public to join us as we explore the Earth’s ocean to obtain and share scientific information that describes largely unknown ocean areas. This information can then be used by ocean resource managers, coastal communities, offshore industries and others to inform decisions about how best to manage, use and protect the ocean and its resources,” said John McDonough, the acting director of NOAA’s Office of Exploration and Research.“America’s Gulf is our backyard, yet there is a great deal we still need to learn about its sea floor, sea life and maritime heritage,” he added.On wreck A, one cannon rests on another in this image from a 2013 expedition. Wreck A was first investigated by NOAA in 2012 and it and two nearby wrecks (B and C) were investigated in a 2013 expedition funded by The Meadow Center. NOAA’s current expedition will investigate all three sites and one additional potential wrecksite.Anyone with Internet access can follow the expedition on NOAA’s website, which will chronicle the expedition through live and archived videos, background science essays, still images, logs from the science team, curricula and educational modules.Last year’s Okeanos expedition to the North Atlantic Ocean drew more than 900,000 visits to the web pages as the public watched dynamic underwater sea creatures, visited rarely seen underwater landscapes and heard scientists describe the underwater world.Technicians aboard the ship will launch Remotely-Operated Vehicles (ROVs), allowing scientists on shore to explore features such as salt domes, gas seeps, and canyons, while also investigating shipwrecks and marine life, including deep-sea coral habitats.NOAA’s ROV Deep Discoverer, accompanied by the ROV camera-sled Seirios, are equipped with high-definition video cameras and advanced lighting systems to obtain and send live video. The ROVs may operate as deep as 3,000 meters.The live video timeframe will include Earth Day, April 22, when the team will explore a deep-sea canyon, characterizing the features, habitats and species they encounter. On April 15, 16 and 24, expedition scientists expect to investigate shipwrecks to determine if they may be significant national maritime heritage sites. Such sites require not only study, but protection in partnership with industry and other federal partners.On wreck C, explorers imaged this large anchor and the circular remains of a capstan, a machine attached to the deck and rising about waist high, allowing sailors to insert wood or metal bars to turn the capstan so that rope or a cable would wind around it and move or lift heavy weights, such as a ship’s anchor.NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) developed the expedition plan with input from more than 40 scientists and managers from NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service and NOAA’s National Ocean Service, as well as from interagency partners, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council and multiple academic institutions. Scientists from these organizations, including those from more than a dozen academic institutions, will supervise the expedition as they participate from shore-based locations using telepresence technology — satellite and high-speed Internet pathways between ship and shore.OER and NOAA Research are also working with NOAA’s Satellite and Information Service to provide open-access data, including near-real time sharing of large data sets such as high-definition video and mapping data, and to ensure that data are publicly accessible in sixty to ninety days via the NOAA data archives. OER’s Okeanos Explorer Program systematically explores the planet’s largely unknown ocean.NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is operated, managed, and maintained by NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations which includes commissioned officers of the NOAA Corps and civilian wage mariners.OER provides and manages the cutting-edge ocean exploration systems on the vessel and ashore, including ROVs, sonar mapping systems, telepresence capability, exploration command centers ashore, and terrestrial high-speed communication networks. My location Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 NOAA, April 11, 2014last_img read more