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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Reader Wants More Latin American Cuisine in 2011

Posted By on Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 1:15 PM

click to enlarge The chicharron de pollo at Fritanga, an example of non-Mexican Latin American cuisine in St. Louis. - IAN FROEB
  • Ian Froeb
  • The chicharron de pollo at Fritanga, an example of non-Mexican Latin American cuisine in St. Louis.
We asked what you do and don't want to see on the St. Louis food scene next year. Jim is the first to chime in:
I think BBQ places and taquerias have taken steps forward this year in terms of becoming highly relevant cuisines in St. Louis. I would love to see a dumpling place like they have sprinkled all over NYC. I would also like to see more Central American places that aren't Mexican (i.e. [the Nicaraguan restaurant] Fritanga). Places like Cuba, Puerto Rico, Honduras and Costa Rica have some very good food, and there's little representation here.
The picture above is of the chicharron de pollo at Fritanga, the Nicaraguan restaurant Jim mentioned in his comment. Actually, this dish does represent a little additional diversity: it's a Dominican, not a Nicaraguan, recipe.

You can leave your own wish as a comment here or on the original post.

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