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By Cassandra Giraldo

Timna, a Mediterranean restaurant in the East Village, opened in April. Here, brine-poached sweetbreads marooned in a potato...

By Ligaya Mishan  |  Oct 22, 2015

At Timna, in the East Village, the loveliest dish is little more than a handful of vegetables and grains. Stubby carrots and fat disks...

The culinary world is always in a state of flux – that means plenty of new places to chow down during your travels. For the past four...

St. Mark’s Place has long been home to satisfying, cheap Middle Eastern food, but those days may be numbered. Last year, the...

Chef Nir Mesika comes from something like bread-baking royalty. As an orphan in Morocco, Mesika's grandfather was taken in by a...

MICHELIN Guide 2017

Diners may end up arguing about which of Timna's divine, complex Middle Eastern dishes is the most memorable, but almost every...

At this East Village Mediterranean newcomer, chef Nir Mesika takes this traditionally sweet dessert and infuses it with the umami power...

Mediterranean fare gets a “totally satisfying” update with modern ingredients and “inventive”, Middle East–inspired twists at this...

By Vivian Giang  |  Aug 4, 2015

If you ask chef Nir Mesika to describe the style of food of his new restaurant, Timna, he’ll probably say “Mediterranean” for the...

After graduating from culinary school I started working at several restaurants in Tel Aviv and Milan. The first days and years in this...

The roots of Chef Nir Mesika’s cooking lie in the shared meals prepared for his large family, first by his grandmother and then his...

By Ligaya Mishan

THE oxtail is in a state of beautiful disarray, all tangled, velvety strands, the tough guy turned moony poet. It has been sluiced...

Lydia Schrandt  |  Dec. 21, 2015

Chef Nir Mesika, the man helming the kitchen at Timna, dishes to 10Best about his journey as a chef and his passion for Israeli...

By Devra Ferst   |  Apr 7, 2015

When the shutter of Hummus Place on Saint Mark's transitioned from temporary to permanent, neighbors were surprised and devotees...

By Elyssa Goldberg  |  Nov 18, 2015

This is "La La Land." It's the name of a mushroom dessert, not a place, and chef Nir Mesika is serving it at his newly opened...

By Tzipi Shmilovitz  |  Dec 29, 2015

Best new restaurant in US is Israeli. Chef Nir Mesika's Timna restaurant, which serves Bedouin octopus, Moroccan 'harira' stew...

Chef Nir Mesika of Zizi Limona - Brooklyn, NY