06/21/13 10:02am
The Andean delicacy cuy is one of the shop's many items from South and Central America.

Cuy is one of the shop’s many items from South and Central America.

Earlier this week I took my pal Don Magee and his buddy on a multicultural tour of Roosevelt Avenue. The plan was to start out at Tortas Neza and work our way through South and Central America to Tibet. When I got to 111th and Roosevelt my fellow fearless fressers were there but the Tortas Neza truck was nowhere in sight. To make up for it, I added in a visit to Los Paisanos.  I had forgotten how amazing the Jackson Heights market devoted to products from the various “paisas” in Latin America is. Mexican hot chocolate, Peruvian hot peppers, and many, many other things are featured in the display window.  Most intriguing of all was a hand-written pink sign that read, “TENEMOS CUY.” (more…)