Category Archives: New York City

Tamales Know no Borders

The so-called President can say whatever he wants, and build a wall as big as his ego, but my people continue to make this blogger (and many more Mexicans) very happy on this side of the border. Photo: Laura Martínez, 2017. … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Steak House Now Serving $12 Tacos

New York City’s Michael Jordan’s The Steak House has jumped into the UTW (Unaffordable-Tacos-Wagon) with the introduction of a $12 New York strip taco, generously featuring  guacamole *and* pico de gallo. Please note that for that price you will only be able to … Continue reading

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Harlem Shoe Store Proudly Peddling Pablo Escobar Gear, Because ‘Narcos’

This shoe and clothing store has been around for ages in the corner of Broadway and 150th street, but only yesterday I noticed a new addition to their offer: a bright red baseball cap featuring none other than Pablo Escobar. I have no idea … Continue reading

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Joining the Always Popular ‘It’s Colombia, not Columbia’ Section, I Give you ‘It’s Empanadas, not Empañadas’

Thanks to America’s clueless obsession with the Latin culture and such, a new trend/hashtag is making its debut today on this venerable blog. Joining the always popular #ItsColombiaNotColumbia, I give you: #ItsEmpanadasNotEmpañadas And may I add… … Chingao! Photos via: @LParavano and @FavioUcedo 

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New Mexican Restaurant in Harlem Features a $17 Tostada Appetizer, Because Why Not?

Awww, the wonders of gentrification! I remember when you could just go have a simple, no-frills, $1 taco around my neighborhood. But these days the Hamilton Heights-West Harlem area is rapidly filling up with posh, mostly unaffordable “ethnic” places, catering to a mostly … Continue reading

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Puerto Rico’s Super Woman Studies in Columbia, Not Colombia

I might have been sleeping but totally missed this week’s presentation of La Borinqueña, the first afroboricua Super Woman. According to its creator, Puerto Rican illustrator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña’s real name is Marisol Ríos de la Luz; she is a young Puerto Rican studying … Continue reading

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Donald Trump’s Taco Bowl Tweet Brouhaha Proves Humanity [and Very Likely this Blog] Is Doomed

I seriously don’t know what’s worse, if Donald Trump tweeting a photo of himself on Cinco de Mayo eating a Taco Bowl (whatever that is) to say he loves Hispanics or the avalanche of serious, “investigative news pieces” from “real … Continue reading

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