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21 May 2006

Eat the World Cup 2014 [GROUP E]


Ecuador, France, Honduras, Switzerland

ECUADOR:
Sunday 15 June (12:00 v. Switzerland)
Friday 20 June (18:00 v. Honduras)
Wednesday 25 June (16:00 v. France)
It would not have been my natural selection, but I stopped three separate people on the street wearing Ecuador jerseys and all three of them pointed me towards NY Chevillotte Billar (78-06 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens), a vast pool hall with large screens throughout and a wide bar area that will be on fire during matches of any Latin American team. I would also recommend grabbing a table at Hornado Ecuatoriano (76-18 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens) for some delicious authentic food while watching on their flat screens. Down the road is the versatile El Pequeño Coffee Shop (86-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens) In Woodside, Tropical (67-22 Roosevelt Avenue, Woodside, Queens) will offer restaurant and bar areas for game watching, while Barzola (92-12 37th Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens) looks like a nightclub but will be great on afternoon game days for delicious food and cold beer.

FRANCE:
Sunday 15 June (15:00 v. Honduras)
Friday 20 June (15:00 v. Switzerland)
Wednesday 25 June (16:00 v. Ecuador)
Bar Félix (340 West Broadway, SoHo) was open early for all the South Africa games, and has started promoting itself for games this year as well. It will remain a hub for football fans in SoHo no matter what allegiance, but will put on its best show when France plays. In Brooklyn, funky Bar Tabac (128 Smith Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn) will be the best spot to watch Les Bleues.

HONDURAS:
Sunday 15 June (15:00 v. France)
Friday 20 June (18:00 v. Ecuador)
Wednesday 25 June (16:00 v. Switzerland)
There are a couple places to watch in Staten Island, home to a small enclave of Hondurans. The best of these, with a bar area and everything, is Los Catrachos (125 Beach Street, Staten Island). Expected also to be packed with the faithful is Brooklyn's Progreso (5303 Fort Hamilton Parkway, Borough Park, Brooklyn), a terrific restaurant with big screens and lots of blue national flags.

SWITZERLAND:
Sunday 15 June (12:00 v. Ecuador)
Friday 20 June (15:00 v. France)
Wednesday 25 June (16:00 v. Honduras)
Switzerland has a couple places that will show their true colors on game days, even if not all the patrons are from the Confederation Helvetica. Downtown option Cafe Select (212 Lafayette Street, Nolita) was fun last year and gets pretty boisterous despite only having one medium TV. Further uptown, Mont Blanc (315 West 48th Street, Hell's Kitchen) will also be showing all the games live and getting behind the motherland.