Tanja came over to the new apartment last night and we were just kind of exploring the neighborhood, looking for some coffee (for her) when we found Arepa Arepa, a new restaurant at 160 Havemeyer (between S 2nd and S 3rd) in Brooklyn. The interior was so beautiful and our server was mellowly attentive… it was just what the doctor ordered basically. I got the ceviche arepa and she got the reina pepeada with chicken, avocado, lime, and cilantro. They came with a little mojo sauce that was bell-pepper based. When he set it down on our table he said, “It’s not spicy.” I thought that was kind of funny. Anyway, we kind of sat there forever talking about the pervasive developmental disorders we’ve diagnosed our friends, lovers, and family members with until the guy brought us over some complimentary plantain bread, which was delicious.
In other news, we found out that there is supposed to be a Pies ‘n’ Thighs opening in the space beneath our apartment. Last week this reporter from Time Out New York was snooping around our door and then asked me a million questions about the unoccupied store front. The next day I noticed she had dropped this card:
I Googled Pies ‘n’ Thighs and this article appeared: http://eater.com/archives/2009/06/pies_n_thighs_update_still_no_opening_in_sight.php It must have been Amanda who was asking all those questions. I wonder when they’re going to open.
I thought this comment from DooChuck in the link above was of note.
As I sit here studying your photo of that magnificent New Yawk City structure, I can visualize huge rats and cockroaches running here and there (not to mention the muggers around the corner).
If you don’t mind, Amanda, when I need my ‘southern food fix’, I think I will stay here in the South (in favor of retaining my good health).
I’m sorry, and in no way do I mean to be disrespectful of you folks’ choice to live in that cesspool, but I have to sympathize with your plight.
Perhaps one would be better off returning to one’s country of origin instead of eating in an establishment that looks like the one above.
PS: Amanda, when using the term ‘southern’, I really would appreciate it if you capitalize the “S.”