Sunday, July 23, 2006

More Updates

You people may not deserve this (well, a few of you might) but in the name of professionalism, I made the restaurant guide a little better by properly separating Downtown into different neighborhoods. Check it out here. Here are two of the six newly added reviews:

Fried Dumpling [99 Allen St. (bet. Broome St. and Delancey St.) 212-941-9975]
So cheap it's silly. $1 gets you 5 dumplings. Or 4 pork buns. Or two huge pieces of a Sesame Pancake. And so on and so forth. The dumplings are solid, but unspectacular. But did I mention that they cost $1 for 5?! If you really like them, you can bring 30 of them home for $5 and cook them yourself.

Caracas Arepa Bar [91 E. 7th St. (bet. 1st Ave. and Ave. A) 212-228-5062]
From what I have read, this tiny place might be the only authentic Venezuelan restaurant in the city (except for its To Go sister cafe next door). Caracas offers a variety of Venezuelan specialties, but the arepas (think stuffed english muffin, but made of corn flour) are the signature dish. Along with my assistant, I tried the De Guasacaca (guacamole and cheese), the Reina Pepiada (chicken and avocado), and the De Pabellon (beef, black beans, plantains, cheese). All the fillings were fresh and tasty. The arepas themselves were good, but a little too hard for my taste. If they were a little softer, things would have been perfect. As it was, we still had a very nice meal at a very nice price.

1 comment:

  1. my two cents: i liked that they were hard--if they had been softer they would not have been able to hold together and hold in the stuffing.