New York City’s Plan B Involves Creatively Twisted Tapas

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Created by owner and culture connoisseur Hemant Phul (Masala Times, Earth Nightclub) and influenced by two vibrant northern Spanish regions, Plan B located at 244 Mulberry Street in New York City declares its own by offering a creatively twisted and exciting selection of unique, exotic and often overlooked cuts of meat and fish. Embracing the ancient Roman philosophy of the “fifth quarter” and presented though the palette of Basque and Catalonian tapas, flavorful dishes include OxtailRabbit MeatballsEelShrimp HeadsDuck Hearts, Crispy Pigs Ear,Python Sausage and the people’s foie gras Bull Testicles. The menu is served alongside a fine array of spirits including sherriesvermouth‘s, a carefully chosen list of Spanish & French winesports, and craft beers from Spain & Corsica. A uniquely curated and hand-crafted cocktail menu has been exclusively created by Ivy Mix of the Clover Club and Tess Sawyer, Plan B bar manger. The Nolita hot spot serves an irreverent spin on Basque and Catalan taps in an airy, sky lit room that combines the beautiful urban decay of metropolitan Spain with octopus specimens in jars, taxidermy roosters, Gaudi inspired ironwork and horsehide banquettes. Plan B is a completely original expression that combines rustic small plates within a surreal and sexy environment.

(L) PYTHON SAUSAGE WITH MUSTARD (R) NECTAR DE NEGRONI CREATED BY TESS SAWYER

Nolita’s got the craziest tapas you’ve ever seen! Taking cues not from rustic farmhouse or some manor in Spain (like so may other tapas joints), but rather the “skateboard set” (combined with a little arty weirdenss that Dali would’ve twirled his mustache while praising), Plan B might be the most “eccentric and demented” restaurant you’ve ever been to, partly because they’ve got jars of octopus and sausages made from things Ice Cube is terrified of – ANDREW ZIMMER, THRILLEST

HORSHIDE BAQUETTES, OCTOPUS SPECIMENS, SEARED BULL TESTICLES, TAXIDERMY ROOSTER, GAUDI-INSPIRED IRONWORK, A LADDER THAT DISAPPEARS INTO A FOREST OF CUT OLIVE BRANCHES. ALL OF THIS MAY SEEM CRAZY.... PLAN B PREFERS THE TERM "EXCENTRICO"!.

Plan B located at 244 Mulberry Street in the Nolita section of downtown Manhattan is dedicated to the union of contemporary Northern Spanish Tapas and an innovative beverage program both influenced by Barcelona and the Basque region. The cuisine, the culture, the sensibility, and independent spirit of both regions desire to both honor the past and begin their future. Plan B creates food and beverage menus in tandem, with the operation’s concept reflected both in dishes and in signature drinks, wine lists and beer selections. The restaraunt puts an eccentric and creative take on an urban tapas bar where culinary inspiration comes from seasonal local greenmarket ingredients and exotic imported Spanish items to comprise simple and flavorful dishes. The space features dozens of unique and striking elements such as custom-made tables, concrete floors, an imported stone and resin bar, soaring 20 foot ceilings with skylights, a bar created out of lava rock and Gaudi-inspired iron window panels. The design represents elements of rustic, modern, and irreverent ideas; the space and overall concept deliver an urban & raw undercurrent. Visit www.planbtapas.com