Robert Mitchum's Last Meal (2008)

La Taza de Oro

Ditch digger, hobo, and eventually Hollywood leading man, Mitchum took many film noir roles, including in Night of the Hunter and Cape Fear. He also had a yen for marijuana, and served a stretch in a California prison farm as a result. Accordingly, we're serving him pot roast, in the form of onion-and-pepper-laced ropa vieja ("shredded clothes") at La Taza de Oro, one of the last vestiges of Latin cuisine along Chelsea's Eighth Avenue. Like Mitchum, the venerable Puerto Rican café is a survivor.


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