Archive for the ‘Central America’ Category

#145: a whole weekend of Nicaragua!

Share   It’s one of the great mysteries of New York City: why are there something like 50,000 Nicaraguans in the Tri-State area, but no Nicaraguan restaurants anywhere in the five boroughs? I don’t get it. Fortunately, I hit the Nicaraguan jackpot when I emailed Lidia Hunter, creator of the Nicas en NY y NJ Unidos Facebook page […]

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#144 Costa Rica: all’s fair in love and… ooh, is that a fried plantain?

Share   I really wanted to believe that it was magic. Suddenly, I was in Bryant Park, with a monstrous steak in front of me. Actually, it was better than that: I had a big ol’ box of Costa Rican casado, an epic combo platter consisting of fried plantains, rice, black beans, a fried egg, some […]

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(Almost) Costa Rica: Punto Sabroso / E&S Jugos

Share   Of the 27 remaining hard-to-find cuisines, there are two that stick out like sore thumbs. Why haven’t I found Costa Rican or Nicaraguan food in New York City?!?! I have no idea. There’s a nice supply of Costa Rican restaurants in Connecticut and New Jersey, but none in New York. There’s even a […]

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#134 Belize: more Garifuna food, please!

Share   I grew up in a small town in Iowa, where it was easy enough to explore pretty much every corner of the community. There really weren’t a lot of surprises in a town of 45,000 people – sure, you could end up in the wrong cornfield or whatever, but was unlikely that you’d […]

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#82-83 Guatemala and El Salvador: cliched NYC blogger dude goes to Red Hook

Share So yeah… I went to Red Hook ball fields for Latin food, and I’m at least seven years too late to be cool. If you’re familiar with the NYC food scene, you’re either licking your chops right now in expectation of awesome Latin food porn, or else you’re rolling your eyes at me for […]

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