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South America

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Botequim Will Bring Brazilian Culture to Union Square in September

    Did you have a chance to drop into the Botequim pop-up during the World Cup? Chef-owner Marco Moreira, a native of Brazil, turned the bottom floor of his space at the Hyatt in Union Square into a restaurant that channels his home country's botequims, casual neighborhood restaurants where people meet ... More >>

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    June 24, 2014

    Caracas Arepa Bar's La Del Gato Arepa, One of Our 100 Favorite Dishes

    Dish no. 89: La Del Gato Arepa from Caracas Arepas Bar (93 1/2 East 7th Street, 212-529-2314; 291 Grand Street, Brooklyn, 718-218-6050)

  • Voice Choices

    March 5, 2014

    WORLDWIDE TING

    Que Bajo!? returns 
with Kumbia Queers

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    August 7, 2013
  • Film

    July 24, 2013
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    July 19, 2013

    Queens Farm Campout, Sweet Spot Festival, Colombian Independence Day: What to Do This Weekend

    It's almost a wrap on another week, and it's time to start thinking about how to take advantage of the next 48 hours. Here's a look at our top weekend activities, which will help you indulge your inner -- or actual -- child.

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    May 15, 2013
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    March 14, 2013

    An Argentine Gay Reacts In Horror To The New Pope

    A source of mine is an Argentinian gay male. And when he heard about the appointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope, he didn't exactly swell with nationalistic pride. Says the guy: "Bergoglio appears to have been actively involved in protecting the dictatorship's abuses in the 70's and also of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    The Best Crack About The New Pope So Far

    A regular on the All That Chat board (filled with Broadway dishers) had this to say: "The last time an Argentinian came out on a big balcony in a white dress, she sang 'Don't Cry For Me, Argentina'.

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    March 6, 2013
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    January 24, 2013

    Why Not Mate?

    The mate (pronounced "mah-tay") service at Cucharamama. Cold? Tired? Not fond of coffee but crave the caffeine? Maybe mate is your beverage. More properly known as yerba mate, the hot drink is made from the dried leaves of a shrub related to holly that grows in the northern reaches of Argentina. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2012

    Queens La Chifa's Wild & Wacky Sino-South American Menu

    Wantan Frito -- Served with a tamarind ketchup, these fried wontons are gigantic, and each enfolds a nugget of gnarly pork. This cluster looks like a prehistoric armor-plated fish. When Chinese food hit Peru in the late 19th century, it transformed itself to conform to popular tastes, creating an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    New York's Pizza Rival

    The Calabresa pie at Pizza Krozz Stand on nearly any thoroughfare in Buenos Aires and you're never far from a pizzeria. Cross a street at random and find yourself dodging scooters delivering hot pies, while delivery boys on foot hoist flat boxes overhead to navigate crowds swarming the streets. On ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Union Square Cafe

    [See Where Else I Ate: Ai Fiori | Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] Congrats to lr3 who guessed Union Square Cafe. This is the yellowfin tuna burger with oozing ginger glaze on a toasted poppyseed bun.

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Where Am I Eating?

    [See Where Else I Ate: Ai Fiori | Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly restaurant photo guessing game. Take a look at the photo below, name the spot that serves the pictured dish, and leave your guesses in the comment sections. (If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Ai Fiori

    [See Where Else I Ate: Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar] I was eating the scallops and bone marrow at Ai Fiori. Congrats to foodforfel for guessing it right. Michael White's bone marrow is adorned with raw scallops, black truffle, and potato puree.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Where Am I Eating?

    [See Where Else We Ate: Caracas Arepa Bar | Momofuku Noodle Bar | Gastro Bar @ 35th Happy Monday. It's time to play Where Am I Eating?, Fork in the Road's weekly restaurant photo guessing game. Take a look at the photo below, name the spot that serves the pictured dish, and leave your guesses in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? Caracas Arepa Bar

    You guessed it JLee. I was grabbing dinner at Caracas Arepa Bar in the East Village. It's delicious Venezuelan food. The crowds can get a bit intense sometimes, but it does have a take-out window.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Colombian Aguardiente: A Drink That May Make You Punch Someone in the Face

    [See More Taste Tests: Blue Collar's Fast Food-Style Burgers | Aita's Fritto Misto di Vedura] Try to take a swig of Colombian aguardiente without making a face. If you're lucky, you'll get away with a grimace and a brow wrinkle. If you're more sensitive to the burning sensation that accompanies a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2012

    Wildlife Rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath Talk About Their Work In the City And Famous Hawks

    On Monday the New York Daily News reported the on the death of Lima, New York City celebrity hawk Pale Male's mate. Often when stories -- both happy and sad -- of New York's leash-less animals pop up, we hear from wildlife rehabilitators Bobby and Cathy Horvath. The two have been rehabilitators for ... More >>

  • Film

    November 16, 2011
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    October 10, 2011

    Trio of Causas at La Mar Cebicheria Peruana, Dish No. 3

    Causa is a sort of South American answer to the Lowland European stoemp, a mash-up of potatoes and other substances that could serve as an app, a dip, or a main course.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2011

    Dish No. 34: Butternut Squash Soup at Caracas Arepa Bar

    Lauren ShockeyYou'll find a hint of fall in this butternut squash soup at Caracas Arepa Bar​Butternut squash soup -- a hallmark of autumnal dining if there were ever one -- is slowly beginning to creep again onto our city's menus. In about a month's time, expect to see it at all the farm-to-a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 4, 2011
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    April 21, 2011

    Today's Whole Foods Special: Pears, False Advertising

    Rebecca Marx​Earlier this afternoon, while wasting time in the produce aisle of the Union Square Whole Foods, we came across some pears.

  • Film

    March 30, 2011
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    February 16, 2011
  • Dining

    October 6, 2010

    Guayoyo Celebrates the 'Curvy Queen' of Venezuela

    A South American restaurant bundles up its cheese children

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Trapped Chilean Miners Have No Idea Their Rescue May Take Four Months

    ​As we learned earlier this week, there are 33 miners trapped 2,000 feet underground after a mine cave-in in San Jose, Chile. Fortunately, they are all still alive. Unfortunately, it's going to take three to four months to extricate them, via drilling a hole large enough for their release. Thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Caracas Versus Guayoyo: East Village Arepa Smackdown

    Guayoyo's arepa queso​Arepas--the Venezuelan griddled corn cakes stuffed with various good things--can be had at two East Village restaurants separated by a bare three blocks. Caracas Arepa Bar has been open since 2003 and is so popular that they recently expanded to Brooklyn. Guayoyo opened a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Q&A: Seu Jorge And His Raucous New Band Update Brazilian Music For 2010

    Dude looks pretty stressed out​Most American listeners probably know Brazilian singer-songwriter Seu Jorge as the soft-spoken dude singing David Bowie covers in Portuguese in Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. He's also acted in City of God and alongside Brian Cox in the 2008 p ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 27, 2010

    SAMBA/SCREEN KING

    Seu Jorge strikes on all fronts

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Checking in on Desnuda, the Craziest Cevicheria in Town

    ​When I reviewed Desnuda, the avant-garde cevicheria in the East Village, over a year ago, the place had a pleasant sense of anarchy about it. There was no real menu, just executive chef, Christian Zammas puttering around behind the bar (there's no kitchen) armed with a sushi-bar-style cooler ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    BRAVO, BRAZIL!

    New Brazilian films get their New York premiere

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    From The Journals of Porn Star Jeff Palmer! (Not Safe For Office)

    ​ "Few weeks ago I went online and meet a guy from Ohio who lives here in Buenos Aires...

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Dance and Sex for Health, as They Do in Brazil

    ​Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2010

    Harina PAN: The Secret to a Great Arepa

    Harina Pan made this arepa awesome.​A few nights ago, at Roneria Caracas in Williamsburg, a man was overheard asking about the signature arepas. He wasn't curious about what they came stuffed with or how much an order cost. Rather, he was interested in making them at home. The manager kindly s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 24, 2009
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    October 27, 2009

    TAKE A STAND

    Certain tags just stick with you forever

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    October 13, 2009
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    July 1, 2009
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    July 1, 2009
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    July 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Mexican Food in the Village in '63?

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 11, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 38 Tortilla Flat, Mexican Food 130 Seventh Ave. South-Sheridan Square, 224 Thompson Street Menu Soup (cup) .25 Tacos, beef or chicken .35, Mexican sausage .40 Two Tostados and Beans (chicken or beef) .90 Chick ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009
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    February 10, 2009

    Pix from Warung Kario

    The city's only Surinamese-Indonesian restaurant reflects the activities of Dutch colonialists in both Souheast Asia and South America during the 19th century. Warung Kario is a hawker stall turned diner, started by immigrants from the Indonesian community of Suriname, on the northeast coast of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    What to Bring to Caracas Williamsburg

    Every week or so in 'What to B When You BYOB' we ask a local wine store to recommend a wine to drink at a nearby BYOB restaurant. They're asked to consider the cuisine at the restaurant and suggest an appropriate bottle for under $15. For this week's 'What to B,' we're looking for a bottle to go wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    YouTube Treasure: Patti LuPone Mouths Off as Evita

    One of the musical theater legends of the modern age, Patti LuPone has always had an excitingly personal sense of diction, but in this 1981 Tony awards segment, she sounds like she's chewing on marbles while ebulliently belting out "Buenos Aires" from her triumphant Evita star turn. Everything's com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Pin The Tail On The Donkey (NSFW)

    A dear friend of mine just got back from the country of Colombia, where a native gentleman told him in the heat of passion that years ago he and his friends lost their virginity to a hot piece of meat—a burro! Yes, a freakin' donkey! Who hadn't shaved! Actually, it was a burra, since it's the fema ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 25, 2008

    ABOVE THE CUT

    Brazilian company shows some edge

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