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Fried chicken with natural wine, Spanish seafood, and other openings to look out for this season Fall restaurant opening season is upon New York, one of the most active…

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The Cuban sandwich is basically a ham and cheese sandwich on crack. The key difference at Pilar Cuban Eatery is our house mojo-marinated roast pork full of citrus, garlic…

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Don’t call it a comeback, but rum is having a moment. Mixologists are embracing the signature spirit of pirates of days past and bringing it firmly into the future….

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  all restaurant opening season is upon New York, one of the most active periods of ambitious debuts that the city will see all year. This fall, some of…

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If you’ve got a desire for daiquiris, a penchant for piña coladas or a mania for mojitos, you’re in luck. Thursday is National Rum Day and bars around the…

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BEDFORD-STUYVESANT – If grilling season for you can only mean a classic all-American burger, maybe a trip to Bed-Stuy’s Pilar Cuban Eatery will change your mind. The restaurant makes…

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Jun 14, 2018
CUBA: The Cookbook

Last year, I was excited to be asked to contribute to CUBA: The Cookbook, which has just been published by Phaidon. This beautiful cookbook by Madelaine Vazquez Galvez and Imogene…

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May 24, 2018
Lacosa Real!

giving up a career in social psychology to pursue “a lifelong obsession with food,” this bed stuy chef brings traditional cuban cuisine to a new audience by ricardo barreras…

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I have a confession to make before I embark on this journey as a self-proclaimed aficionado and lover of Cuban cuisine. As a child, I hated rice and beans….

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Cuban Black Bean Soup   Black Beans are a cherished component of a Cuban meal and at the heart of Cuban cuisine. To say they are a staple of…

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