Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Empanadas, Arepas and deep fried Chicharrón.

A remote soccer field in Brooklyn is one of the city's best-kept foodie secrets, a cornucopia of hard-to-find Latin specialties.

Every weekend from now through October, hungry New Yorkers in-the-know follow Latinos from the Metropolitan area to a corner of Red Hook for some of the best Hispanic food in the city.

"It's like you're home," said Juan Gomez, a truckdriver from El Salvador who travels from New Jersey on weekends to Red Hook Park for fried pupusas.

At first glance, the food stands look more like a shanty town than an open-air feast, which opened last weekend.

But behind the weather-beaten tarps and scratched-up vans, families from Mexico, El Salvador and other Latin American countries serve up tamales, tacos and other specialties - which rival the soccer games as the park's biggest draw.

Highly... HIGHLY... Recommended. Pic via The Lightning Field. Quote from NY Daily News.