And something new every week.
All of these things make up my favorite restaurant, the Boricua house of Shenandoah Pennsylvania.
On my first post I told you all that I would eventually get into who I am and what I like to do. Today is the day I start to make good on that promise. And to start I thought I would show you all my favorite place to eat in the entire world.
The Boricua House is a restaurant with amazing Caribbean food. I've gone nearly every week since I discovered it and don't plan to stop any time soon. The owners are almost as close as family to me, and the strangest thing is I found this place completely by accident.
I was going to the mall with a group of friends and we missed the bus. On the walk home we passed this by, I thought it looked interesting and by the next day I was hooked.
If you're hungry and want food fast, they will alwaya have something prepared. Empanadas, stuffed potato balls, half chickens. You really wont go wrong with anything on the menu. They've also got an array of giant pressed sandwiches and burgers far bigger than a fist. But you'll have to wait for them to be cooked fresh from scratch. Some with surprisingly exotic ingredients.
Boricua house is small but lively! On Saturdays I'm often invited to play dominoes with the owner and friends after closing, almost until sunrise.
I guess the point is, great food brings together great people. And the Boricua house is a perfect example.
The Boricua house will be one of the main reasons that I will eventually attend a Culinary college, and possibly even open up my own restaurant one day. I owe a lot to these guys just for treating me like such a close friend.
It often seems like Bori, the owner, expects a lot out of me as a cook. And that is one of the things that push me to make new variations on recipes every week.
Maybe one day we can even clash cooking knives and have a match. But Ive got some work to do before then.
Cheers to the seemingly random encounters in life that all lead to something greater. Never pass up the opportunity to stop into some small shop that you just happen to glance at.
You never know what you might find.