We’ll have to finally contradict the owner of Little Spain that, despite some charm at his Farmers Market stand, he really does not have the right to diss everyone else making Spanish food in town based on his own examples. And while we’re still hoping Joe Miller opens a place dedicated solely to paella, for now we may have to be content with the news that he’s opening his Bar Pintxo for a new and affordable weekday lunch, starting today. What’s on the menu?
The lunch consists of three-courses for fifteen dollars, with a choice of appetizers that includes chicken and Serrano ham croquetas, a soup of the day, and a salad. Miller will prepare five or six dishes for a main course, with the possibilities including a fish of the day, a calamari bocadillo with squid ink aioli, and an Angus burger with Ximinez barbecue sauce, papas bravas, Guindilla peppers, and Idiazabal cheese. Dessert runs along the lines of honey lavender flan, arroz con leche, and granita y fruita. Considering that we’ve paid fourteen bucks for a less than impressive squid ink paella at Little Spain, fifteen dollars for three courses of Spanish cuisine by a terrific local chef is a no-brainer. The lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 4:00 P.M.