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#1 Daniel

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 02:07 PM

168 Borinquen Place Brooklyna

 

It's about 2 miles from my house and a favorite of Miss K's.. She gets delivery here, once a week I would say... After our little experiment this summer, Miss K has stuck with the vegan lifestyle.. Maybe twice a month, she will have sushi and maybe twice a month, I will sneak her chicken stock or pork stock in order to make sure she is getting the proper stuff but, for the most part, she is vegan.. I have been vegan, except for a piece of a freshly cracked 4 year aged parm, yesterday, for the last two days. 

 

Anyway, this place has a limited menu.. They offer tacos, burritos, bowls and papusas, all vegan.. In the basement, there is a dance floor and bars and it looks like on a Saturday night, or late night, this is the place to be..Not to mention they close at 4 in the morning almost every night so, something is going on late night.  Looks very cool and handmade.. 

 

We started with their 7 layer dip with tortilla chips.. The chips crunchy and warm and appear to be fried in house.  This was my favorite thing of the evening.. No photos but, it's essentially a creamy bowl of warm stuff, beans and guac and some sour cream looking stuff... It was actually really delicious.. I would have eaten this and if not paying close attention, would not have noticed it as vegan.. 

 

Trio of Tacos.. Again, young crowd and all, the happy hour ends at 8 pm.. They have 4 dollar draughts of Lagunitas or Stella and tacos are 4 dollars a piece, as opposed to 5 dollars with a two per order minimum..Cocktails, which MIss A loved, were 14 a piece. 

 

The tacos we ordered were the Chorizo, the Mushroom and the Pastor..  I don't think any of them resembled anything like Chorizo or Pastor but, the mushroom was a mushroom for sure.. It was actually a fried mushroom croqueta. We felt it was the most successful but, yeh, not very

 

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Next up, we ordered burritos.. Miss K loves her burritos.. I have maybe had a bite out of a few burritos in my life.. I hate them, the idea of eating rice in a sandwich is not exciting to me.. The idea of Chipotle,  revolts me.   Not to mention, I am not a big fan of green peppers and all of the burrito places I encountered have just been these greasy flattops where everything tastes like oil, onions and bell peppers.. But, with not much to order, i went with the chili cheese and Miss K went with the regular one... 

 

It was constructed well and it stayed together.. I took a bite or two and eventually dumped the contents on to a plate.. Ate the rice and mixed stuff.. Drowned in their hot sauce, it was ok... Again, have nothing to really compare it to.. Miss K was upset I wasn't raving about it as she loves it so much.. I said, i would go back as you love it and I like it but, it's not like it's terrible and the joy you derive from it is more than enough to get me back here.. But, yeh, I am getting more pleasure out of eating my flavorless instant oatmeal than I would eating one of those tacos again.. 

 

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In short, get the dip and stay for the dance party.  The couple next to us were raving over their mushroom quesadilla so maybe get that too... Cocktails did seem interesting. 


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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:04 PM

I'll probably be vegan briefly over the holidays, if there's any of that stuffed tofurkey left over.



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Posted 20 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

I'll probably be vegan briefly over the holidays, if there's any of that stuffed tofurkey left over.

 

I was just on a run lately.. It was time to throw on the breaks when I ate a bacon double cheeseburger recently before a multicourse dinner.. I was like, ok, i need at least a week off until xmas and then maybe another little break for the month of jan.. 


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#4 juuceman

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 07:16 PM

The club in the basement is a ton of fun. Easy to have a few of their really sweet flaming punch bowls and then disappear downstairs for hours.







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