Thursday, January 1, 2009

Daily Latin Food Blurbs

Monday, August 3rd 2009
Aaron Sanchez to host Food Network Show
Former 'Iron Chef' host, Aaron Sanchez will be co-hosting Chefs vs. Cities on the Food Network.

Monday, July 27th 2009
Living and Eating in Elmhurst, Queens
Close to Jackson Heights, Woodside and other culturally rich neighborhoods, living in Elmhurst allows for a large selection of diverse foods.

Friday, July 24th 2009
Patacon Sandwich Food Truck Uptown
I wonder why people still eat bread when you can make a sandwich with fried plantains.

Thursday, July 16th 2009
Bacon Flavored Ice Cream
Maybe this is a Latin Food blurb maybe not. The point is, I want to try some of this bacon flavored ice cream.

Wednesday, July 15th 2009
Supermarkets Switching to Latin Flavor
Food Lion stores in Charlotte reformat their stores to accomodate the Hispanic grocer. Another example of how Latin food is becoming more mainstream.

Monday, July 13th 2009
NYC: Tequila get it's Deserved Attention
Two guys that know how to serve Tequila open a Tequila bar in NYC.
LA: All You Can Eat Tacos Sundays 1-5pm only $7
El Chavo restaurant introduces a recession special "Gringo Domingo". $4 Sangrias, $3 beers.

Thursday, July 9th 2009
Chef Douglas Rodriguez Top Chef Master
Chef Douglas Rodriguez is known for coining the phrase "Nuevo Latino Cuisine". Yesterday he was featured on Top Chef Masters. For the Quickfire challenge he made an open faced arepa with well seasoned scrambled eggs and ham. He was eliminated for unsuccesfully impressing the judges with burning coconuts and duck made four ways. It looked impressive to me. His charity recieved a donation eitherway.

Tuesday, July 7th 2009
Wine and Latin Cuisine Celebrated in LA
If you are in the LA area this weekend, you should check out this event. Latin food + Wine= Happy People.

Wednesday, July 1st 2009

Authentic Suadero Tacos in Williamsburg
The Daily News talks about a new Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn, Mesa Coyoacan. According to the writer, it tastes as if she was in Mexico City. We'll just have to add this place to our list.

Monday, June 29th 2009
Guacamole equals good sex?
The avocado tree was called "testicle tree" by the Aztecs because they hung in pairs. This imagery led to the belief that guac equals good sex.

Thursday, June 25th 2009
Centrico's Chilean Promotional Menu
Though Centrico is a Mexican restaurant, they are serving Chilean cuisine until July 3rd. NYC needs more Chilean food. Thank you Centrico.

Tuesday, June 23th 2009
Spanish bar gives out Free Beer to rude customers
As a creative way to draw a crowd, a bar in spain is giving away free drinks to people that insult the bartenders.

Friday, June 19th 2009
NYC Parks Diverse food options
The food you can purchase from vendors in NYC parks really represent the rich diversity of the city. Here's a post of several places and the international food options.

Thursday, June 11th 2009
Taco Trucks Survive Legal Challenge in LA
Beyondburritos believes anyone should be allowed to prepare tacos wherever they want. Thanks to UCLA students, Taco trucks will prevail.
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Korean Tacos in Midtown Finally!
I've yet to try a much desired celebrated Korean Taco and it looks like soon New Yorkers will finally have the chance.
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Wednesday, June 10th 2009
A Hidden Taco Gem in Midtown
I discovered a new blog today that discovered a hidden taqueria in the back of grocery store in Midtown Manhattan. Fressagirl's blog looks very interesting. I plan on reading more.
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Monday, June 8th 2009
Margarita Special at Toloache
Toloache, one of my favorite Mexican restaurants, is having a happy hour margarita special. $5 all day Monday. Stay tuned for this weeks post to read about our visit to Toloache...

Thursday, June 4th 2009

Legalize Street Food in Chicago
Here's an interesting post of street food and whether it should be legalized throughout cities. New York street food is prevalent but Chicago only allows them in city parks.
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Monday, June 1st 2009

Did you know: Potatoes are Originally From South America
I mentioned this fact to a coworker who thought it was untrue. he said he would research it online and discredit my blog if he found it was not true. Luckily my facts were straight.

Thursday, May 28th 2009
Tacos at the Brooklyn Public Library
The owner of Barrio, a colorful Mexican restaurant in Brooklyn that will be on the path of the beyond burrito journey, has opened Mambo cafe at the Brooklyn public library.
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Tuesday, May 26th 2009
Founder of Nuevo Latino Natural Foods helps small businesses
Nuevo Latino Natural Foods was founded to distribute natural food in the Latin food category. The founder is using a percentage of income to loan money to small businesses in Latin America
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Monday, May 18th 2009
Free Cocktail with order of an Entree at Macondo
In March we visited Macondo and fell in love. The food is remarkable. Read my post. Every Sunday this summer you will get a free cocktail if you order an entree for dinner.
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Friday, May 15th 2009

One Last Burrito Before Going to Jail
A felony suspect speeds away from cops in an effort to have one last burrito before going to jail. Do you blame him. Personally I would have gone beyond burritos.
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Thursday, May 14th 2009
Outdoor Eating Guide for Forest Hills and Kew Gardens
I know today's blurb is super local but if you are not from the neighborhood, I think you would enjoy dining in Forest Hills and Kew Gardens. There's a fresh feeling to it hence the nieghborhoods being named after Trees and Gardens. I am interested in trying out Tu Casa
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Wednesday, May 13th 2009
History of Empanadas
Empanadas are very common throughout Latin America. I would say it's the most popular portable food. This post gives a short history of the origin and how different varieties have blossomed around the world.
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Monday, May 11th 2009

Shrimp Ceviche for Hot Days approaching
Yesterday we went to Red Hook and were bummed to find out that the Chilean cart ran out of shrimp ceviche. I've been craving it ever since. There's nothing like a moist cold shrimp ceviche to satisfy ones hot appetite on a sunny day.
My Favorite Sandwich I've Never Had
I've never tasted a "jibarito" but Oh baby this looks sooo good. Roast beef sandwich that replaces the bread with fried plantain!

Saturday, May 9th 2009

Cochinita Pibil Recipe
Cochinita pibil is Jaquie's favorite dish and it's one of my top five. In New York it's hard to find pork loin so we rarely ever make it. This recipe suggests pork shoulder so look out for our own version very soon.

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Thursday, May 7th 2009
The Authentic Burrito
The burrito was born in Chihuahua where popular tradition attributes the invention to Juan Mendez, who would would store guisados in flour tortillas and transport them by burro to Ciudad Juarez for sale.Hence the name, burritos...
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Wednesday, May 6th 2009
Latin Street Food Paradise in Red Hook
I've yet to visit the Red Hook food vendors but I will soon. Especially after reading NYCfoodguy's post and seeing the pics.
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Monday, May 4th 2009
Mexican Style Paella
There's one more day until Cinco de Mayo. Since Mexican culture is all the craze, i've posted a link to an interesting take on the paella. Mexican Style!

Friday, May 1st 2009
New site gives recipe for Micheladas
Micheladas are definitely an acquired taste as I mentioned in my Milanesa a la Mexicana post, but once you acquire this taste there are few beverages that are as refreshing.
Frosty Michelada Recipe.
Is Ceviche the next Sushi?
Ceviche is the Latin American version of uncooked fish. Instead it is cured in lime and served cold in the marinade. From South to Central America the varieties are endless.
Read more

Thursday, April 30th 2009
Cinco de Mayo Inspired Recipes
Though May 5th is not celebrated in Mexico, I don't see why we can't take advantage to celebrate a little Mexican fever (no swine flu pun intended). LA Times compiled some pictures and recipes that had me drooling.

Wednesday, April 29th 2009
How to Peel a Platano (Plantain)
Nobody taught me how to peel a plantain. At first I tried making a slit down the middle and peeling with my nails. I realized I was doing it wrong after my nails began bruising.
Here's the official way to peel a platano.

Monday, April 27th 2009

Video Food Documentary of Lima, Peru
If you think the way I do, Peru is high on your "places to travel" list. This video makes it jump to number one. If I could, I would jump on a plane tomorrow.
See the video and learn about Lima's Cuisine

Friday, April 24th 2009

Mexican Brunch Buffet in Astoria
Fellow food blogger has discovered a very well priced Mexican brunch buffet. $9.95 with a free Mimosa. I may check this out on Saturday.
Read about it here.

Thursday, April 23rd 2009
Burrito Bomb Scare
A suspicious package was called in as a bomb threat yesterday in a Bank in South Carolina. Homeland Security equipped with robots later found out the package was a burrito. Beyondburritos is not responsible. Read the entire story.

Chicken Chorizo and Potato Quesadilla Recipe
Quesadillas are the perfect little snack. A simple one can be prepared quickly if you have tortillas and cheese in the fridge. Get the recipe here.

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009
How do you know if you are eating Authentic Mexican??
For those of you that don't have the privilege of dining with a Mexican partner, check out this post to learn a little about the differences between Authentic Mexican food and the Texan inventions.

Kozy Shack is introducing a new product line of traditional Latin desserts. Arroz con Leche, Flan and Natilla.

Tuesday, April 21st 2009
This weekend we will have Summer Weather on the east coast. Learn how to make the most delicious summer cocktail... Mojitos!!

Monday, April 20th 2009
Decent Hole-in-the-wall Mexican Food on 1st ave

La Fonda del Sol Restaurant: Spanish Tapas and Latin elements. The revival of a classic Latin restaurant in NYC.