Articles posted in ‘Latin’

Crema Restaurant

Monday, November 3, 2008

We didn’t know what to expect at Crema Restaurant Crema Restaurant, a place we’ve walked past so many times, but never entered. It was pretty empty, as many places seem to be these days. So we were very pleasantly surprised by how good the food was. We got great Mexican flavors without much grease, and […]

Mexicana Mama Centro

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Mexicana Mama Centro Mexicana Mama Centro opened up a few blocks from us, and became a last minute resort for dinner when our plans changed. We grabbed one of the three little tables outside and enjoyed the perfect weather this evening, starting with a Salsa Piquin (the salsa of the day) with tortilla chips. We […]

La Paella

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

For Olivia’s birthday, we gathered for dinner at La Paella La Paella, a tapas restaurant where the waitress recommends skipping Paella and sticking to the little plates. I’d hate to taste their Paella then, considering none of the tapas surpassed mediocre for me. Actually, I think this is the most consistently mediocre restaurant I’ve ever […]


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Justin K. and I met for lunch yesterday in SoHo, where his new office is located. Our lunch venture started off quite poorly but ended up amazing. I spied L’Orange Bleue a bit east of his office; we walked over and found it to be closed… at lunch. Sad. So then […]


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pipa Pipa is one of the four eateries in ABC Carpet and Home on Broadway. I’ve eaten there several times in the past and have found it a consistently enjoyable experience of Spanish fare.
The decor includes heavy wood tables and chairs on the floor and many antiquated-looking, gaudy chandeliers (with price tags) on the ceiling. […]

Brunch at Taco Taco

Sunday, November 25, 2007

My friend Stephanie introduced me to some new running buddies who are actually more in to brunch than running but hey, can’t blame them. We met at Engineer’s Gate and ran the inner loop (4 miles) in Central Park so that we could justify our brunch so soon after Thanksgiving feasting. Karen recommended Taco Taco […]

Race to Cilantro

Saturday, July 14, 2007

I ran the Naples – New York Park to Park race this morning in Central Park as part of Team in Training. Lon and Ice came to cheer me on in my second race ever. This was my first experience ever in grabbing water while running and while I did manage to hydrate, I also […]

Fornos Restaurant

Monday, March 19, 2007

After checking Mezzanine, in Newark, NJ, as a potential wedding location, Jessica, her parents, and I zipped a few blocks over to Fornos of Spain for lunch. I have to admit my expectations were pretty low, after all, it’s in a very commercial area of Newark. But I was wrong, I really enjoyed […]

Agave (Restaurant)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Yesterday, we celebrated Angela T.’s birthday via surprise party at Agave, a Southwestern joint on 7th Avenue, that has brunch. What we didn’t realize was we were about to also celebrate an amazingly arrogant attitude of the staff. This place is a thumbs down.
Jessica and I arrived first about five to noon, our […]

El Cantinero

Friday, June 23, 2006

I never knew El Cantinero had an outdoor garden/patio in the back. It’s much quieter than the rest of the restaurant which is almost always bustling. The service is great. The food is good standard Mexican, not anything special, but the prices are right for a neighborhood joint. The unlimited free chips […]