Thursday, November 8, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: PopChips Potato Sea Salt & Vinegar!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

PopChips Potato Sea Salt & Vinegar!


Sofrito Lovers,

Check out my latest chip tasting video!  Will I like PopChips Potato Sea Salt & Vinegar?  Watch and learn!  Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 21 Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

21 Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try!


Sofrito Lovers,

Whether I live in the Bronx, D.C, or Maryland, I am and will always be a proud Harlem Boy!  And it's because of that pride, love, and loyalty that I share the article below with you, my wonderful Sofrito Lovers!

For far too long, Harlem has been ignored by the foodie community and articles below-and blogs like mine-help expand the minds and broaden the palettes of those who don't recognize Harlem for the culinary treasure it is!

Check out Eater.com's 21 Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try and fall in love with NYC's uptown culinary kingdom-I promise, you will love it!

Go taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


21 Hit Harlem Restaurants to Try
From the soul food the neighborhood has become known for to Michelin-starred sushi 
 
by Dana Givens Jul 31, 2018, 4:19pm EDT 
 

Harlem is a neighborhood that reflects the diversity of New York City, and its restaurants follow suit — food from Ethiopia, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Somalia, and more are all represented. On this list of stand-out restaurants of Harlem, find everything from the soul food the neighborhood has become known for to Michelin-starred sushi.
 
 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: 4 Easy Meals To Start Cooking!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

4 Easy Meals To Start Cooking!


Sofrito Lovers,

As you should all know, I'm a weekend Top Chef, but I know that most weekdays we all need to cook a little sum-sum!  If I have to cook, then it must be something that I can prepare and cook under half an hour.  

After a long day at work, I am not the one to marinate meat, chop a ton of vegetables, or any of that other jazz!  That's why these quick, simple, and easy Tasty recipes work so well for me!  

Check out the post below and learn how to prepare a simple pan pizza on your stovetop or some delicious sauteed cilantro chicken tacos.  Watch and then go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen Provecho!



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Filipino Fast Food finally here/JOLLIBEE FINALLY OPENS!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

Filipino Fast Food finally here/JOLLIBEE FINALLY OPENS!


Sofrito Lovers,

The long awaited Filipino Fast Food Sensation Jollibee finally opened this past weekend!  According to the Eater.com article below, people waited 20 hours on line just to partake of the delicious Chicken Joy, Filipino style Spaghetti, and Palabok Fiesta!  If you have no idea what I'm talking about, then you must run as fast as you can to Jollibee and try their amazing menu.  

As much as I detest fast food, I can't help but love that spicy succulent chicken, that amazingly sweet and savory Spaghetti, and that utterly delicious Palabok Fiesta (thin noodles with shrimp, veggies, and other goodies). 

Jollibee is world famous for their menu and is considered the mega juggernaut of the Filipino fast food world-McDonald's can't take them down!  Jollibee's isn't very well known on the East Coast, but neither was Panda Express and now they're all over the New York City!  The Jollibee invasion has begun and I'm excited!

Check out the article below and treat yourself to some Jollibee at Times Square!  I cannot wait to go down town!

Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!


Hardcore Fans Camped Out for Filipino Icon Jollibee’s Manhattan Opening

 
The first two in line got there 20 hours early for a taste of the Filipino fast food by Stefanie Tuder@stefanietuder Oct 29, 2018, 4:16pm EDT 

Photography and reporting by Rico Cruz


Despite the wind and rain of Saturday’s Nor’easter, devoted Jollibee fans were lined up for hours to score the first taste of the Filipino chain’s fried chicken and peach mango pies in Manhattan.

As only the second location in NYC out of 1,300 locations worldwide — the fast food brand is akin to McDonald’s in the Philippines — people predictably crowded before the doors flung open at 8 a.m. It didn’t hurt that the Times Square outpost, at 609 Eighth Ave. between West 39th and West 40th streets, handed out free Chickenjoy — fried chicken with gravy and rice — for a year to the first 40 customers.

But beyond freebies, the store’s opening signified more to some. “Obviously there are other Jollibees in the area. But having it in the heart of Manhattan is pretty special for Filipinos who live here,” Paolo Bautista, 26, said. “It’s another way Filipino culture is expanding in the U.S.”





Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: How to Make Candy Corn Haters Change Their Mind!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life.

How to Make Candy Corn Haters Change Their Mind!


Sofrito Lovers,

Halloween is almost upon us and if you're like me this holiday is all about the delicious and amazing candy-except Candy Corn!  I, along with many others, can't stand those cloyingly sweet and disgusting little neon colored niblets of over processed sugar!  The very thought of that garbage is nauseating!

Apparently, the good folks at Chowhound are trying their best to convince us that we can all learn to appreciate candy corn if we incorporate it into desserts, alcohol, and other confections- yeah, right!  Good fuckin' luck!

Check out the post below and see if your attitude and appetite for candy corn changes...mine sure didn't!  Go read and taste for yourself! ¡Buen provecho!


How to Make Candy Corn Haters Change Their Mind By Toniann Pasqueralle | Published on Thursday, October 25, 2018




Halloween is quite possibly my favorite time of the year, but one thing always puts a damper on the holiday spirit, and that is the great candy corn debate. The nation is so divided over whether candy corn is the greatest thing since sliced bread or an absolute abomination. Personally, I am writing as an avid hater of candy corn. I think only serial killers eat candy corn, and why a person would choose candy corn over literally any other candy that’s on sale at Walgreens is beyond me. But, in an ironic yet unsurprising turn of events, it’s become my civic duty to teach candy corn haters how to warm up to the stuff. Turns out, there are ways of incorporating candy corn (and candy corn flavors) into baked goods and cocktails--and marrying candy corn with other flavors doesn’t taste so bad after all. So keep an open mind, and together we’ll go on the journey to actually liking candy corn…maybe.

Friday, October 26, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Simply Organic Doritos!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life!

Simply Organic Doritos!


Sofrito Lovers,

Watch my latest chip tasting video!  This week, I'm trying Simply Organic Doritos!  Will I love it? Who knows? Watch and then go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!
 


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

A Spoonful of Sofrito: The 15 Best Food Trucks in New York City!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life

The 15 Best Food Trucks in New York City!


Sofrito Lovers,

Food truck culture is exploding, growing, and taking over the food industry-maybe that last one is a bit of an exaggeration!  But, it can't be denied that many food trucks serve extraordinary fare on par with many restaurants!

Also, many up and coming chefs are foregoing their plans of opening up brick and mortars and are opting to start food trucks instead.  I've read that many young chefs are thinking of starting food truck empires with trucks all across the country!

New York food trucks can be incredible, but hard to find!  Check out this awesome post from FourSquare and make your way to the 15 Best Food Trucks in NYC-maybe, I'll see you there!  

Go taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!


The 15 Best Food Trucks in New York City Created by Foursquare Lists • Published On: October 9, 2018
 
 
Tony's Dragon Grill!
 62nd St And Madison Ave (Upper East Side), New York, NY
Food Truck · Upper East Side · 31 tips and reviews


Doroulini: I had a sandwich with portobellos, mozzarella, tomatoes, arugula & it was fantastic! We also had burger & hot dog! They were delicious! The hot dog is small. Try the spicy sauce! Good value for money


Raja H: The charcoal-grilled meat is the highlight of Tony's cart. Sausage or chicken over fluffy rice...or both!


Katherine Matonti: Try the Grilled chicken platter w rice and salad - Add White Sauce and Hot sauce. Yesss :P