Raij puts the final touches on the txipirones encebollados.
Chef Alex Raij puts the final touches on the txipirones encebollados at Txikito. Photo by Giada Paoloni, courtesy of Txikito

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The February Hit List: Txikito, Foul Witch, Kingfisher, and More


When you think of dining out in February, a certain day with a powerful greeting card lobby inevitably comes up. (Our advice? If you haven’t yet made reservations for that day, get on it, stat.) However, we’d argue that any day this month is as good a day to go to a restaurant — especially in this blustery, chilly, rainy, and (possibly?) snowy month. Whether you’re dining solo, on a date, or with a crowd, this is the month to discover, or rediscover, some incredible restaurants.

Order yourself a perfectly poached double pil pil or crisp cochinillo from Txikito, and feel immensely grateful for the return of this Basque masterpiece of a restaurant. Warm yourself up with a glass of wine and an order of the creamy white beans with salsa verde from Foul Witch. Treat yourself to mountains of caviar atop fried chicken skins from Kingfisher. Or maybe a juicy cut of ribeye from St. Anselm? This is your Resy Hit List for February.