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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
649-946-8877

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
212.260.0235

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
212-831-7272
Open Wed–Sun 11am–5pm


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

Pipa
38 E 19th St
New York, NY 10003
212–677-2233

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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Table Talk: Pio Pio
By Verky Arcos | 09/25/2009 - 11:00

Pio Pio
604 10th Ave.
NY, NY 10036
212–459–2929

As of right now, the only way to find this newest addition to the Pio Pio empire is to accidentally stumble upon it. It’s location is not even posted on the website yet! So, of course, when I came across it while walking down the street, I just had to make a detour to stop in.


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Table Talk: Agua Dulce
By Verky Arcos | 09/18/2009 - 16:00

Agua Dulce
802 Ninth Avenue
New York, NY 10019
(212) 262-1299


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Table Talk: Crudo
By Verky Arcos | 09/11/2009 - 15:16

Crudo by Don Pedro
235 W 35th St
New York, NY 10001-1901
(212) 695-9001


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Table Talk: Chilam Balam
By Verky Arcos | 09/01/2009 - 14:06

Chilam Balam
3023 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773–296–690

With a name like Chilam Balam, which translates to “Book of the Jaguar” (a reference to the Mayan prophecy that the Earth’s current cycle will end in 2012) you know this brand new Mexican eatery in Chi town will be pushing the culinary envelope.


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