I love small, intimate, funky joints. Huertas is just that. It’s located in the East Village which is one of my favorite neighborhoods in the city. Huertas serves Basque-influenced fare, evoking the lively eating and drinking culture of Northern Spain and creatively inspired by NYC. I started out with a Seafood Tin called Caballa. Mackerel in Olive Oil, Aioli, Pimentón, Lemon, Herbs, Bread followed by a fresh Tomato Salad and then Arroz. Saffron Fried Rice, Shrimp, Bacon, Peas, Pea Leaves, Egg, Aioli. Everything was so good including the cocktails. A great little joint!