Articles posted in ‘Latin’

Casa Enrique

Friday, October 12, 2012

Brought to you by the same people behind Cafe Henri (excellent crepes) is
Casa Enrique 5-48 49th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101, a Mexican restaurant that features food of the Chiapas region.  After two visits, despite some service snafus, Casa Enrique competes with 
John Brown Smokehouse 10-43 44th Drive, […]

“No Kitchen Required” on BBC America

Monday, April 2, 2012

On Saturday night, we made our way to the secret location of NY Bite Club (an underground supper club) where we ate an extra generously portioned tasting menu of dishes from Chihuahua, Mexico and drank cocktails by the famous Joaquin Simo of
Death & Co. 433 East 6th Street, New York, […]


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Back in November of 2010, I was desperately looking for poblanos to make my favorite black beans recipe. None of the supermarkets near me were selling them. At least five places were hit that day; some never sold it and some were just out. Eventually I went on-line to search for some Mexican markets is […]

Cafe Ollin

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

True family restaurants are hard to find these days. Orlando remembers when his father opened a restaurant around ’95 when he was 4 years old (yea, do the math on how old this hard working young man is). Then Spanish Harlem started gentrifying and they were forced to move further East in search of lower […]

Caracas Arepa Bar and Roneria

Friday, January 8, 2010

I’ve never eaten in the overly popular
Caracas Arepa Bar 93 East 7th Street, New York, NY 10003 in the East Village. My club days are over and I don’t enjoy squeezing up against people as beer spills on me. I probably wouldn’t have tried their new
Brooklyn location […]

Yerba Buena

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Yerba Buena means mint in most Spanish speaking countries and it refers to a different species of mint depending on where you are. In New York,
Yerba Buena One Perry Street, New York, NY 10014 is the hip Latin restaurant, with two locations. I met Bianca at the newer West Village spot, […]

Porto’s Bakery

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

It’s been several decades now since
Porto’s Bakery Location 315 , Glendale, CA 91203 started up.  Originally in a house in Cuba, then in Los Angeles, and now with two locations and over 20,000 sq. ft. of work space, Porto’s is rocking.  And it’s a good thing, too; because when FoodMayhem […]


Monday, August 3, 2009

Justin and Sophia went with us to Long Island City this weekend, where the first stop was brunch.
Blend 47-04 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY 11101, a latin fusion restaurant, has a free OJ or coffee with brunch, and the prices are quite reasonable.
Having gone with our waiter’s recommendation, my Huevos […]

Brunch at Macondo

Monday, July 20, 2009

We were driving on East Houston, heading for the Williamsburg bridge, when we spotted
Macondo 157 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002. I was drawn in by the laid back, yet hip feel of the place so we decided on a spontaneous brunch there. I sat at the front bar facing […]

Francisco’s Centro Vasco

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Francisco’s Centro Vasco Francisco’s Centro Vasco is a Lobster place and that is what you should eat there. You don’t need to do any picking other than the size of lobster you want to eat. They have sizes from 1 1/4 lb to about 9 lbs regularly. Bigger ones vary on availability but they sometimes […]