I do not have an abuela. I had one no-nonsense, meat-and-potatoes, German grandma and another who lived off a steady diet of brie cheese and Manhattans. Some may say this thusly allots me no authority to speak on Venezuelan food, which is fairly niche when it comes to Latin cuisine. I beg to differ. Because I have no abuela, I have no preconceived notions of home cooking to cloud my judgment. That said, even if I had been raised on a certain flavor or technique when it came to Venezuelan food, I am sure I would have fallen equally...Read More
Author: Simone Dupuy
Don your high-water overalls, nose ring and ironic T-shirt, folks: Filipino/French fusion pop-up Partido warrants a trip to Highland Park’s notoriously hip York Boulevard – specifically, the old El Arco Iris building. Note, however, that this joint is not for the faint of heart — literally. Partido stays true to the associations many people have with Filipino food: lots of salt, vinegar and oil. But the chefs at Partido have managed to elevate this to meet the expectations of a sit-down dinner. Portions are hefty, but presented with grace, and familiar salty, greasy plates of food ascend to luxurious,...Read More
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