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Feeding your inner Argentinian carnivore at Libertador NYC!

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I woke up this morning after a food coma last night feeling as if I ate a whole cow. I think I was moo-ing in my sleep.

Walked by this place hundreds of times as I live a few blocks away. Too bad the weather is still a snowy slushy mess. If it was a nice night out it is a perfect spot to sit outside and enjoy a meal under the stars to dine alfresco. Wishful thinking as I am sitting here typing this while seeing more snowflakes fall outside my window. For now, we will have to settle for eating in the warm dry confines of a terrific local spot on the UES / Yorkville hood that we reside in.

Libertador NYC serves up Argentinian fare in a relaxed semi-chic setting. A mix of rustic and upscale at the same time. I like the outdoor seating in the front during spring and summer with the worn wooden tables and chairs. The inside features more modern seating, with a nice bar, and the option to sit right at the cooking station and observe all the action.

I have to say, their empanadas here are terrific! Soft pillowy goodness that melts in your mouth. I want to go back here just for more of these! We ordered the Humita (corn) and the Fugazza (onion and mozzerella cheese ). Both were served hot and had me wishing we ordered more.  There are 6-8 kinds here and you can order them in amounts of 2, 6, or 12. I’m going for the dozen next time! All by myself! Don’t judge me! Continue reading Feeding your inner Argentinian carnivore at Libertador NYC!

Hot Cuban eats in Hoboken NJ – a quick trip from NYC!

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The lady and I dropped in here while over in New Jersey recently wandering around the streets of Hoboken. The weather was still super nice out that evening so we decided to take a seat on the outside sidewalk seating. The Cuban is one of those surprising finds that is totally unexpected and wish you had known about it sooner.

Kick-ass mojitos, wonderful appetizers, excellent service, live music on Thurs night, outside seating. Perfect. What more can you ask for?

Oh, maybe happy hour Tues-Fri 4-7pm, and Sat-Sun 3-6pm! $5 drinks and tapas!

Live Cuban music Thursdays 6:30 – 9:30pm!

DJ’s Friday and Saturday nights!

Strong mojitos and ridiculously authentic Cuban specialties. Drinks made with top shelf as the norm too! Continue reading Hot Cuban eats in Hoboken NJ – a quick trip from NYC!