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Louise Leonard - Fried Plantains

Tostones with Mojo Sauce

I recently had an epic night of hanging out with my friends Madeline and Julio at their apartment in Crown Heights drinking beer, dancing to Prince and drunkenly finishing up the night watching Key and Peele.  Julio and I were discussing the glory of eating fried Puerto Rican specialties, such as cuchifritos, empanadas and tostones… 

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Hurricane Cocktail

Hurricane Cocktail

Fat Tuesday; the day before Lent (if you’re into that sorta thing), is a great excuse to tie one on midweek and there’s no better way to do that than with the Hurricane Cocktail. Transport yourself to one of my favorite cities, New Orleans, and throw on some Preservation Hall Jazz Band, make yourself a… 

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Allspice Braised Chicken Thighs with Golden Raisins and Pearl Onions

Allspice Braised Chicken Thighs with Golden Raisins and Pearl Onions

Every so often I force myself to dig through my spice cabinet and reorganize, which is a game of Tetris considering this is what it looks like. That space measures a mere 12″x 18″, which I don’t think is even big enough to fit my cat Vinny. While I’m deep in the bowels of Madras… 

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Drink your greens!

Green Machine Breakfast Shake

There was a glorious period of time in the mid-2000s when 4 of my beer guzzling friends from The Blind Tiger and I started The Burger Club after reading a list of NYC’s best 100 burgers.  We decided it would be a good idea to check each place off the list once a week and… 

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