Table Talk: Cold Stone Creamery
By Verky Arcos | 03/17/2009 - 15:30

Cold Stone Creamery

We all try to be health-conscious, but every once in a while it’s good to indulge. It makes you feel alive! I just got back from a Cold Stone Creamery tasting of all the delightful new flavors they'll be featuring this summer and boy have they given us reason to indulge!

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Table Talk: La Zarza
By Verky Arcos | 03/13/2009 - 15:30

La Zarza Restaurant
166 1st Ave
New York, NY 10009
Phone: (212) 477-1111
Hours: Mon-Thu 6pm-1am, Fri 6pm-4am
Sat 12pm-4am, Sun 12pm-1am

Imagine this: a candle-lit environment with dim red lighting, dark curtains, live flamenco music— this alone is worth a visit—and a vibe that screams “Hot, Sexy, Latin, Fuego!”

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Table Talk: Titanic Restaurant
By Verky Arcos | 03/10/2009 - 18:30

Titanic Restaurant
486 Market St
Newark, NJ 07105
(973) 589-6166

This friendly restaurant dubbed partly after the infamous cruise ship predictably has a nautical theme going for it. Titanic is located in the Ironbound section of Newark, a culturally rich district known for their large Portuguese community. It’s not the trendiest spot, but it’s the perfect place to dine if you’re with a large group with a healthy appetite.

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Table Talk: Yerba Buena
By Verky Arcos | 03/06/2009 - 16:25

Yerba Buena
23 Avenue A
NY, NY 10009

When my girl and I walked into this small eatery we were expecting your typical Latin fare with a twist—but typical it was not. The vibe was cozy but chic and the décor minimal with close attention to detail.

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Table Talk: Pio Pio
By Verky Arcos | 03/03/2009 - 15:30

Pio Pio Peruvian Restaurant
702 Amsterdam Avenue (at 94th street)
New York, NY 10025
Sun - Thurs 11AM-11PM
Fri & Sat 11AM-12AM
(212) 665-3000

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Table Talk: La Fonda Del Sol
By Verky Arcos | 02/27/2009 - 13:45

La Fonda Del Sol
200 Park Avenue
(212) 867-6767
Tapas Lounge: Monday—Saturday, 11:30AM-11:00PM
Main Dining Room: Lunch 11:30AM-3:00PM
Dinner 5:00-10:30PM

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Table Talk: Royal Hideaway
By Verky Arcos | 02/24/2009 - 18:15

Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar Resort & Spa
Playacar Playa del Carmen
Quintana Roo C.P. 77710, Mexico
Tel: 1.800.999.9182

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Table Talk: El Baron
By Verky Arcos | 02/20/2009 - 14:15

El Baron Restaurant
8641 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 841-6298

There are tons of Cuban, Mexican, Brazilian, restaurants that can fulfill cravings when we miss mami’s cooking, but have you ever thought of the Latin countries that don’t represent as hard on the restaurant scene? El Salvador is one of those places, and it was refreshing to sample a little taste of home from this wonderful country.

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Table Talk: La Barra
By Verky Arcos | 02/13/2009 - 14:15

La Barra
250 Broome St.
NY, NY 10002
(212) 260-1607

This humble looking cevicheria was definitely a nice gift to the Lower East Side. As soon as I walked in I felt like I had traveled to some random local joint on the beach in Mexico. If you chat with the owner, Allan Feldman—businessman turned chef—you'll learn that all the furnishings in this restaurant have a story. You may also find out that theyve run out of some dishes, since everything is made to order with fresh, local ingredients.

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Table Talk: La Parilla
By Verky Arcos | 02/10/2009 - 16:30

La Parilla
5a. Av. Y Calle 8 Nte.
Playa del Carment, Qroo, México
Hours: 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Live Mariachi starting at 8:00 PM
Phone: (984) 8 73 06 87

Eat drink and be mariachi in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. This popular restaurant may not be the most authentic of all eateries in the area but it has good food and the growing chain has a solid following in Mexico.

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