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Skirt Steak Tacos

This weekend, I hosted a taco party for pre Cinco de Mayo celebration.  Quick background on the holiday, May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely … Continue reading

Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone! May 5th commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. In the US, this date is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which in present day loosely translates to people drinking a whole lot of tequila and cerveza. … Continue reading

La Cerveceria, NYC

La Cerveceria Chef: René Ibarra Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: East Village Price: all plates are under $20 Phone: 212-777-6965 Address: 65 Second Avenue, NY, NY 10003 Hours: Mon-Thurs 3pm-12am, Frid-Sat 2pm-3am, Sun 2pm-12am Located on a busy stretch of Second Avenue amidst numerous bars and eateries, La Cerveceria is a Latin American/Peruvian restaurant that serves up … Continue reading

City Hall, NYC

City Hall Executive Chef: Henry Archer Meer Cuisine: American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $20-25 entrées, sub $20 appetizers Address: 131 Duane Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-227-7777 Hours: Dinner Monday-Thursday 4pm-10pm, Friday 4pm-11pm, Saturday 5pm-11pm Brunch Saturday 10am-3pm Lunch Monday – Friday 10am-4pm Like most pre-war buildings in Tribeca, City Hall restaurant used to be a … Continue reading

Baked Fish Tacos

After having a wonderful dinner at Barmarché, I could not stop craving their amazing Crispy Bass Taquitos in soft-shelled flour tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo & apple cider slaw.  I have made Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa before and figured… why not try fish?  So when I was doing my regular grocery shopping, I … Continue reading

Gourmet Game Day

I am not much of a sports fan… I mean I enjoy playing sports but I am a fairly apathetic spectator.  Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that the only sports I did were pretty boring to watch, such as crew or swimming…  However, I am clearly a fan of food, so … Continue reading

Mango Pomegranate Guacamole

Natalya and I are obsessed with guacamole.  Pretty much anytime we are craving a snack, we will make guacamole.  Whenever we have people over, we make guacamole.  When we go to a friend’s house and we ask if we should bring anything, a typical response is: guacamole.  For a long time we have always made … Continue reading