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The return of the roti at Cafe Trinidad

In 2016, Darryl Hicks shuttered the city’s first and only Trinidadian restaurant, Cafe Trinidad. It was a serious responsibility to stand as the sole representative of a Caribbean cuisine that synthesizes centuries of contributions from African, Indian, Indigenous, Creole, Syrian, Lebanese, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese cooks. And it wasn’t an easy decision to close. But […]

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Origin of the jibarito?

Today’s $25 and Under column in the New York Times focuses on a Venezuelan fried green plantain sandwich that looks and sounds suspiciously like the jibaro, which as most everyone knows was kinda, sorta, maybe invented here in 1993 by Juan C. Figueroa, the owner of Humboldt Park’s Borinquen Restaurant. According to reporter Dave Cook […]