i’m supposed to be surviving off of water and self-esteem in prep for a wedding i’m attending in the dominican republic, however food keeps calling my name. mostly…mexican. i gave in to my weakness twice last week because i’m worthless, but it gave me some content for you guys. consider my obesity issues charity for the readers i love.
franklin avenue is the main cause of knock down, drag out fights about gentrification. i’ve totally deep sighed and eyerolled the new establishments on the the street (i’m looking at you artisanal cheese shop), but i have to admit that chevala’s has been a soft spot for me. i first visited almost 2 years ago and have been coming ever since. i went last friday and it was awesome as usual. prices are reasonable. the staff is beyond amazing. the sangria is the stuff that dreams are made of.
i’m a member of the brooklyn museum, so i’m always there. every trip usually meant chicken and waffles at cafe shane, but because i’m a traitor, all of my love now goes to taqueria de los muertos. they have the most packed burritos i’ve ever had in my life. i’ve tasted every meat option and they are all stellar. turkey is one of the most boring things to eat in life, but i weep over the turkey mole burritos after just the first bite. this spot is cash only, but it’s totally worth the $99 atm fees.
myrtle avenue is the epitome of a hodge podge. you have everything from craft beer gardens to janky nail shops lining this street. there are some major inexpensive gems worth checking out. i’ve already talked about my love for dee and ricky’s, but taqueria tepango is first runner up to the best of myrtle avenue. now, i must warn you. this joint looks like a baptist church basement where they serve fish plates after service. if you can’t get with that gooooo elsewherrrre. the staff also has better things to do than speak english, so conjure up all of the spanish you learned in high school and hop to it!
speaking of low on english and decor, but high on tastiness, the crown jewel of broadway is mexico 2000. i used to be a loyal customer to another establishment a few blocks away, but after a run-in with some hair…well…yeah. mexico 2000 was superior to my other place, but i wasn’t sure how i felt about eating in a bodega (yes, there are 2 tables in the back of the bodega and they serve you). i stopped being a snob and got blessed! you should totally go do the same.
i’m eating as i write this, but i’m now dreaming of tortas.
pray for my waistline guys.