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Bronx Eats: A Legit Mole Verde and Olive-Stuffed Meatballs at La Morada, Mott Haven

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 3 comments

"But there are no eggs in mine," the chef-owner of La Morada tells us after we place an order for albondigas ($8), the Mexican meatballs sometimes stuffed with hard boiled egg. It was presented as if a disclaimer, a suggestion that these were merely ordinary meatballs. They are anything but. More

Bronx Eats: Great Lechon, Better Crab Pastelillos at Lechonera La Piraña, Mott Haven

Bronx Eats Chris E. Crowley 8 comments

For the last decade, Angel (or Piraña, as he is known to customers) has been making an art out of lechon asado (grilled pork) on a quiet corner of the South Bronx. "This real country food, papi! From the mountains!" he boomed on my first visit. More

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