Food & Chefs: Breaking Chews! Bulla Gastropub

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Published by: David Danzig on Wednesday November 15th, 2017

David Danzig

The restaurant offerings down around Midtown’s Crescent Avenue have struggled to find a formula that both pleases the neighborhood folk and inspires foodies to venture down into the heart of midtown.  But a new import from the Centurion Restaurant Group just might have figured it out. 

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Bulla Gastrobar (pronounced Boo-ya), which means “noise” or “chatter” in Spanish, offers wonderfully sharable Barcelona-style cuisine in a lively setting with perhaps the most important thing for stress-free Crescent Avenue dining:  plentiful validated parking.

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The menu is pretty simple:  you have your charcuterie which includes the ambrosia-like Iberian ham and cheeses, small plates and large plates which easily could feed two or more.  Small plates include tequenos made with tetilla cheese, ham croquettes, grilled octopus and Andalusian gazpacho.  Larger plates include a rich, velvety seafood paella with Valencia-style rice, braised short ribs and Churrasco Moruno, an explosively flavorful cumin-marinated skirt steak. 

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Of course, a Spanish-themed restaurant comes replete with a drink menu more extensive than the food menu; enjoy three types of made-to-order sangrias, vino blancos and tintos, cervezas and cocktails including “The Bullfighter” made with Bulleit Bourbon and port.   Also be sure to try their weekend brunch with $3 mimosas on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Bulla is easy to like—infectious energy, fantastic ethnic cuisine and adult beverages in a district that was begging for a player to come in and take charge.  Bulla!