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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

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

Ellabess, NYC

Ellabess Executive Chef: Troy Unruh Cuisine: American Nouveau Neighborhood: Nolita Price: $15-20 appetizers, $25-30 entrées Address: 153 Elizabeth Street, NY, NY 10013 Phone: 212-925-5559 Hours: Dinner daily 5:30-11:30pm, lunch and brunch to come Epicurean Management, the guys behind Dell’Anima, L’artusi, and Anfora, have just debuted their latest venture, Ellabess, an American Nouveau restaurant at the … Continue reading

Panca, NYC

Panca Chef: Emmanuel Piqueras Cuisine: Peruvian Neighborhood: West Village Price: $20-25 entrées, $10-15 appetizers Phone: 212-488-3900 Address: 92 7th Avenue, NY, NY 10014 In honor of an upcoming trip to Peru (and Bolivia) my travel mates and I decided to learn a bit more about the famed Peruvian cuisine and visit a Peruvian restaurant here … Continue reading

Landmarc Tribeca, NYC

Landmarc Tribeca Chef: Marc Murphy Cuisine:  American Nouveau Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $40-50 per person for an appetizer plus entree Phone: (212) 343-3883 Address: 179 West Broadway, NYC 10013 Right in the heart of Tribeca, Landmarc is always bustling with neighborhood diners and as a bonus, even offers cozy sidewalk seating to see and be seen. … Continue reading