mexican food

Lucky Luna: New Mexican-Taiwanese Restaurant Brings Dreamy Steamed Buns to Nassau Ave

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Peking Duck Confit Bao

One of our readers recently used the acronym ‘OSOM’ (pronounced a bit like awesome) to describe the area on “the Other Side Of McGuinness.” Now that another restaurant has opened up over there, hot on the heels of Raizes, it seems a particularly apt time to start bringing OSOM into the everyday Greenpoint lexicon.

Lucky Luna (167 Nassau Ave) had its soft opening on Thursday night. The restaurant aims to bring together the best of Mexican and Taiwanese street food and serve up good-quality versions in a casual restaurant setting. Continue reading

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Closed: Papacitos

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What else is new, right? Papacitos (999 Manhattan Ave) is closed – again. We think this time it’s for good.

I talked to two of owner Cody Utzman’s former employees who said that “all the staff at Papacitos was let go” and that owner Cody “changed his cell” and is “no where to be found.” Rumor has it that he owes “thousands upon thousands” in back rent and to suppliers.

While we have been through the closing and reopening of Papacitos in the past, it seems like it will stick this time given that Cody’s other two Greenpoint businesses have also changed hands. Earlier this year Brooklyn Standard (188 Nassau Ave) was taken over by local deli owners who, I was told by a Nassau Ave tipster, will be opening a second location on Grand St “any day now.” And Cafe Royal was reopened a few weeks ago as Cafe Edna (195 Nassau Ave) by new owners who wish to remain anonymous and changed the name in an effort to disassociate it from negatives vibes that may have been attached to Royal.

While she was not available to comment, one of Cody’s Papacitos ex-partners Kat McEldowney’s facebook status read: “Who wants to run a restaurant in Greenpoint? I’m serious.”

Update: A reader just sent us this photo that shows that the Board of Health also paid Papacitos a visit.

Do you think Papacitos will live again? Will you miss it? What do you envision opening in the former Papacitos spot? Another Mexican joint?

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Longest Walk For Potato Chips & Espresso: Whirly Bird Breakfast Taco

You have to love how incredible search engines are. A while back I heard about a taco joint in Williamsburg that makes breakfast tacos with potato chips sprinkled on top, a major hook, but I couldn’t remember the name so I typed into the google: “breakfast taco potato chips” and there was the article, New York Magazine’s The Most Important Taco of the Day, featuring Whirlybird breakfast taco: Continue reading

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New Mexican Tapas Restaurant on Nassau Ave Opens: Sindicato

Sindicato Menu Greenpoint Mexican Tapas Restaurant

I ran into Nythia, the badass Kings of Karaoke chica and she was raving about a new Mexican spot on Nassau Ave where she’d just eaten called Sindicato (57 Nassau Ave) which just opened two weeks ago. It’s right next to Lokal and the Bradley Manning mural across from McCarren Park.

Mexican is not my favorite kind of food, not because it isn’t absolutely delicious, but because I feel like total shit afterward. For a while I thought it was from the sweet and salty margaritas. I can guzzle those. Then I began to wonder if it was all that corn. Who can resist buckets after buckets of tortilla chips? Continue reading

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GROUPON DEAL: EL TORO TAQUERIA

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I just came back from the west coast and am already craving more tacos!!! Check out this awesome deal from El Toro Taqueria. Save 50% on delicious tacos or enchiladas. 2 Days left!

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Choose from Three Options

  • $5 for 3 tacos or enchiladas (a $10.50 value)
  • $9 for 6 tacos or enchiladas (a $21 value)
  • $14 for 10 tacos or enchiladas (a $35 value)

El Toro Taqueria
254 Driggs Ave

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