Scarlett Lindeman is a Brooklyn-based writer covering the city's best taquerias, fondas, and cantinas. She writes about Mexican food, among other delicious things, for the Voice.
2 months ago | Mexican
With the temperature rising, the summer street-food scene that infiltrates Sunset Park’s 5th Avenue has trickled in along with the humidity. There’s a vigorous clustering on the street corners; atole and tamales vendors in the mornings; the ices, ...
A cow’s head takes a long time to steam. That's why the tacos al vapor at Las Conchitas (4811 5th Ave, Brooklyn; 718-437-5513), a taqueria attached to a panaderia on the main drag of Sunset Park’s 5th Avenue, are only served after 3pm daily, but t...
Guadalajara Deli (566 Seneca Avenue, Queens; 718-456-3698) operates without fanfare, in a square room, with tables pushed against grocery shelving. A neon blip from the digital jukebox portends bawdy tunes. There are bins of tamarind in their dry ...
The bowl of broth reveals more meat at its depths than can seemingly fit in the bowl. This edible optical illusion is consome de chivo, a simple goat soup served on the weekends at Taqueria Gallo Azteca (71 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island; 718-27...
3 months ago | Dessert
The neon sign at Plaza Piaxtla Bakery (663 Seneca Avenue, Queens; 718-417-4961) burns through the daytime fog that hovers in Ridgewood, the letters glowing "Pasteles 3 Leches." The luminous glass tubing of the sign may suggest something lascivious...
4 months ago | Mexican
The neighborhoods that harbor the evolving Mexican diaspora — the South Bronx; Corona, Queens; and Sunset Park, Brooklyn — often have the richest density of proficient Mexican cuisine, for food tends to follow the demographic. And the ...