open a new Spanish eatery in the West Village. Well, if you want to dig into some tapas and paella, you can stop by Barraca this weekend as the restaurant is currently open. The spot promises to let NYC dwellers "eat like Spaniards," with late night hours going until 3 AM nightly. Dishes include a pulled lamb sandwich with Manchengo cheese and a selection of paellas which will be served in cool compartmentalized pans that let tables sample more than one variety at the same time (this is the only NYC joint doing this, as far as we know).
There's a sangria bar, and the design of the 80 seat resto takes inspiration from a traveling theater troupe led by Federico García Lorca, Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel - that's also where they spot got it's moniker (81 Greenwich Ave.).