Table Talk: Favela Cubana
By Verky Arcos | 03/05/2010 - 17:00

Favela Cubana
543 LaGuardia Place
NY, NY 10012

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Table Talk: Pasita
By Verky Arcos | 02/15/2010 - 11:00

47 8th Ave
New York, NY 10014
(212) 255-3900

I cannot believe this cute Venezuelan bistro has been around for three years and I’ve been missing out! I’ve noticed Pasita before, but given the location between Greenwich Village and the Meat Packing District, I was always passing it while searching out the newest hot spot restaurant, which inevitably cost me an arm and a leg.

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Table Talk: Latitude Zero
By Verky Arcos | 01/29/2010 - 18:00

Latitude Zero
82 South 4th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-8282

Latitude Zero just celebrated its one year anniversary, so I thought it was perfect timing to check out this South American hot spot out. I brought my two gringa girlfriends in the hopes of sharing something new and exciting with them and to my surprise, I was introduced to a slew of new dishes as well by Chef/ Owner Eduard Polit (formerly from Frederick’s).

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Table Talk: Fig Restaurant
By Verky Arcos | 01/22/2010 - 17:12

Fig Restaurant
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows
101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: 310.319.3111

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Table Talk: Da Conch Shack
By Verky Arcos | 12/18/2009 - 16:47

Da Conch Shack
Blue Hills Beach
Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands

Last month, I was lucky enough to go to join the Caribbean Tourism Organization for the annual GObeach festival in Turks & Caicos. The islands are gorgeous, and it didn’t hurt that I was surrounded by super cute volleyball players that knew all the good local spots. My favorite was Da Conch Shack, an outdoor eatery with a very low key vibe.

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Table Talk: La Lucha
By Verky Arcos | 12/11/2009 - 15:37

La Lucha
147 Avenue A
NY, NY  10019

As downtown keeps on getting cooler, more restaurants keep on popping up that won't break the bank.  Lucha Libre, a recently opened real deal taqueria—complete with bright pink walls and Lucha Libre memorabilia like masks and 60's movie ads—brings a little Mexico City to all of us stuck here in New York.

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Table Talk: El Café at El Museo del Barrio
By Verky Arcos | 11/06/2009 - 15:00

El Café at El Museo del Barrio
1230 5th Ave.
New York, NY 10029
Open Wed–Sun 11am–5pm

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Table Talk: Pipa
By Verky Arcos | 10/30/2009 - 14:38

38 E 19th St
New York, NY 10003

Pipa, a Spanish tapas restaurant owned by ABC Carpet & Home and Chef Douglas Rodriguez is an absolutely gorgeous venue. Romantic, dimly–lit chandeliers, antique mirrors and a cozy wooden and brick wall dining room make you feel as though you've been transported back in time.

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Table Talk: Yerba Buena Perry
By Verky Arcos | 09/29/2009 - 16:18

Yerba Buena Perry
1 Perry Street
New York, NY 10014
(212) 620-0808

I’ve been highly anticipating the opening of the new Yerba Buena because I loved the first one and, honestly speaking, Perry Street is closer to my hood. Since it’s opening less than a month ago, the new YB has been flooded with foodies. After finally managing to snag a reservation, I can see why.

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