Reading the mouthwatering piece by Dayle Vander Sande in the last Block Association newsletter, I was tantalized to learn about Las Palomas, a modest storefront I've passed by many times with the thought that I need to check it out. If you haven't yet read Dayle's review, you'll find that it features a gem of a business that enriches our neighborhood. Even Florence Fabricant got into the act and reviewed it for the New York Times back in 2010.
You might go there to graze, but Las Palomas is a grocery store with makings for tortillas, tamales and so much more. Queso fresco? Check. In fact, Las Palomas has got four varieties. Chorizo? Also four kinds. Chiles? ¡Sí Señor, just say which kind you are after.
Putting the bodacious back in the bodega.
Now, I also have it on a reliable source that there's good eats to be had at Mexican Deli at 2711 Broadway between W. 103rd and 104th Streets.
Terence Hanrahan advises that you should step out of the bacon-egg-cheese sandwich routine, and the next time you go order up two huevos and chorizo egg tacos (right). Says Mr. T: "For five dollars, you get two piping hot portions of egg, minced grilled chorizo and the classic sides of pico de gallo sauce and fresh limes.
Two Mexican sanctuaries in our city to be celebrated. If you haven't tried them, I say to you and me both: Más vale tarde que nunca.