We figured with the baby only a few weeks away, we better get in as much wining, dining, cocktailing and beering as we can. So, we hit up Julian Medina’s latin joint, Coppelia, last week and I was stoked to see a nice cocktail program in play.
But to get away from the booze for a moment, they serve a ridiculously tasty Mac N Cheese that reminded me why this humble dish should never be overlooked as “un-exciting”. But then again, theirs is done with Pork Belly and Chicharrón, so you know its something special. (In fact, watching a backwaiter trying to explain to a woman in butchered English that Chicharrón are fried pig skin was a highlight of my meal).
Karlsson’s Vodka, Basil, Passion Fruit, Lemon Juice, Pasteurized Egg Whites, Orange Bitters. (Made by Miguel Maldonado, house mixologist)
Heradura Blanco Tequila, Lime Juice, Jalapeno Syrup, Cucumber, Mint. (By Alex Valencia – Yerba Buena Perry, NY, NY)