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03 July 2010

J & E Deli Grocery (Calle 9 del Grocery)


My taco-dar was buzzing like no other time. I did not mean to stop to eat while I was strolling through Ravenswood on my way by bridge to Roosevelt Island, but I could not help but be pulled into the J & E Deli Grocery, even from over a block away.

Sure enough when I got closer there was a hand-written sign advertising tacos made inside. We grabbed a couple stools on the tiny back counter and put in an order for just three tacos de carnitas ($1.50 each, below) since we were not that hungry.

Only one person was working the counter and food preparation on this weekend afternoon, so the guy selling gum and cigarettes was also the one who made our tacos. In hardly anytime we were presented the platter above, with an above-average green salsa and limes. It took no time to scarf down the tacos and I wished I had more room.

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