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Grilled Provoleta Cheese

Serious Eats Joshua Bousel 1 comment

Traditionally pan-fried, this grilled version of an Argentinian dish features provolone cheese that's soft but not completely melting, and is finished with a sprinkling of oregano and crushed red pepper. More

The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever

Daniel Gritzer 36 comments

Packed with crushed potato chips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two different sauces, this juicy, drippy, delicious grilled chicken sandwich is not only surprisingly quick and easy, it'll also rival any burger out there. More

The Best F&$king Grilled Chicken Sandwich Ever

Serious Eats Daniel Gritzer 19 comments

Packed with crushed potato chips, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and two different sauces, this juicy, drippy, delicious grilled chicken sandwich is not only surprisingly quick and easy, it'll also rival any burger out there. More

A Must-Eat Arepa in Bushwick

New York Niki Achitoff-Gray 1 comment

With plate glass windows and no liquor license to speak of, Arepera Guacuco seems to occupy an in-between space in the Bushwick restaurant scene, neither precursor to nor byproduct of the neighborhood's gentrification. It's a category unto itself, a cheerful space decorated with Venezuelan chachkies that has earned a loyal local following on the merit of its small, traditional menu of affordable, exceedingly well-executed arepas. More

Looking for the Best Alfajores in Queens

New York Sara Markel-Gonzalez 6 comments

Photos: Sara Markel-Gonzales Want More? View more Queens roundups » This week, to celebrate spring, I went on a search for something sweet. A cookie seemed like a good idea—and a South American cookie sounded even better. Alfajores are... More

Hot Dog Of The Week: Perro Caliente

Hot Dog of the Week Hawk Krall 16 comments

[Photographs and original artwork: Hawk Krall] This week's dog is perhaps one of the craziest things I've ever eaten in my life. After first reading about Colombian hot dogs, I assumed they were just a variation on Mexican hot dogs. Boy was I wrong. The Perro Caliente is something totally different. With no plans to visit South America anytime soon, I was happy to discover that Queens in New York has plenty of Colombian fast food restaurants serving various incarnations of the Perro Caliente.... More

New Jersey Dispatch: El Unico for the Best Cuban Food in New Jersey

New York BrianYarvin Post a comment

Even in my wildest dreams, I couldn’t call El Unico a “find.” Indeed, the only word that comes to mind describing it is “legend.” And the meta-legend—the legend that begat all other El Unico legends—is that this is both... More

D'Candela for a Taste of Peru in Chicago

Chicago Michael Nagrant 2 comments

Cordero con frijoles y arroz at D'Candela My good friend Mike Sula, the intrepid food reporter for the Chicago Reader recently told the story of D'Candela, an Irving Park Peruvian joint. It reminded me that I had an incredible... More

New Jersey Dispatch: Don Alex Restaurant, Route 27, Elizabeth

New York BrianYarvin 2 comments

I made a remarkable observation during my first meal at Don Alex Restaurant on Route 27 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. I'll call it "Yarvin's First Law of Restaurant Selection." "The worse the television program playing in a restaurant, the... More

Arepa Crawl in Williamsburg

New York Erin Zimmer 7 comments

Three areperas all sit within a few blocks of each other in Williamsburg. But who does the South American corncake pocket best? A battle between Caracas, Arepa Arepa, and Shachi's. More

Grocery Ninja: Dulce de Membrillo

Wan Yan Ling 11 comments

The Grocery Ninja leaves no aisle unexplored, no jar unopened, no produce untasted. Creep along with her below, and read her past market missions here. The Argentinean housemate is the one who introduced me to the magic that is creamy sweet dulce de leche. She doesn’t judge me (nay, encourages!) when I whorl the stuff liberally on animal crackers with a sprinkle of sea salt—my go-to snack and instant gratification take on the decadent alfajores her grandmother indulgingly mails from Spain. And she risks life and limb by making the caramelized milk goodness in a pressure cooker with me—despite being convinced the cans will explode and we’ll be maimed for life (plus have to clean burnt milk off half the... More

Sopaipillas: Little Fried Pillows of Deliciousness

Lia Bulaong 7 comments

Matt of MattBites shares his memory of sopaipillas, a dessert that always takes him back straight to his childhood: "Made by my grandmother, the tender warm pillows of fried dough were sprinkled with cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey and always disappeared within minutes. She would encourage us to eat them immediately while they were still warm, but it was always said with a wink in her eye – she knew we couldn't keep our hands off them until there was an empty plate of grease-laden cinnamon-scented crumbs."... More

Hispanic Supermarkets Are On The Rise

Lia Bulaong 1 comment

Great great story by Kim Severson in the New York Times today on how grocery chains have begun customizing their stores to target the increasingly affluent Latino shopper: Although there is no one typical Hispanic shopper, some generalizations are driving the design of the new Latino-theme stores. Many have wider aisles because, research shows, grocery shopping is often a family outing. Hispanic families tend to be larger, and more people cook from scratch, so produce and meat departments tend to be bigger and better stocked. And loyalty to brands from the home country is strong. At Rancho Liborio, Tide is almost an afterthought. Mexican brands like Ariel dominate the shelves.But the generalizations end there. The term Hispanic applies to people... More

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