Not long ago a Venezuelan bar and café appeared in Woodside's Little Manila. Leapfrogging ethnic restaurants are no new thing for Roosevelt Avenue, but what made El Rincon Venezolano differentaside from the fact that there are virtually no Venezuelan restaurants in townis that the place appeared to be owned by Filipinos. Emblazoned across the awning, "Krystals" identifies a local Philippine empire of groceries, bars, and cafés. Why would Filipinos foster a South American restaurant, I wondered as I pushed my way through a throng of revelers at the bar, including, I noted with curiosity, a bevy... More >>>
By photo: Joshua Farley
Eat your arepa, honey, it's good for you at El Rincon Venezolano.