A Dominican Republic Favorite! 
Mangu is one of the recipes most popular in Republica Dominicana, they make this recipe for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

4 Green plantains
2oz of butter
1oz of oil
2 large red onions  (sliced)
1oz  of vinegar
1 cup of cold water
salt to taste

Before Starting to Cook:
Peel and cut the plantains into 8 pieces.

Boil the plantains [...]

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Ropa Vieja

Dirty Clothes or Dirty Laundry; A Must Try!
Ropa vieja means “old clothes” in Spanish.  Despite a myriad of versions about its origin, this is a Cuban beef stew that goes well over white rice and amarillos (ripe plantain).  The meat needs to be cooked and shredded before making the stew.
Steak Preparation
•    2 pounds flank steak
•   [...]

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Mexican Pozole by Chef Rafael! 
Pozole is a traditional hearty Mexican stew made usually with pork or chicken, and hominy.  It can be made either red or green depending of the color of the “chiles” for the soup base. This is a broth that is served on especial occasions normally, but then again, you can make [...]

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Harmony Restaurant

A Hdden Jewel in Garfield Ridge! 
We had a taste for something different.  That’s what we had agreed on.  As we drove from a networking party, we weren’t that satisfied with the appetizers they had served us.
We drove by Mexican restaurants, fast-food places, etc.  but didn’t get the urge to stop at any one of these.  [...]

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MFK-Fisher To Be Exact! 
As a seafood lover, I have gone days eating oysters and clams for a week straight!  Fresh seafood can’t be substituted. An aficionado of Spanish Cuisine, I have enjoyed dining in just about every Tapas bar-restaurant in Chicago.  I truly love the taste of simplicity, yet sophisticated flavors.  When you look up [...]

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Gourmet Mexican in Wicker Park
Onother great addition to the Wicker Park neighborhood.  Named after the Hopi god of fertility and mischief, it serves elaborate tacos with grilled octopus and roasted Anaheim chili stuffed with marinated shrimp, along with ceviche and salsas. The drink menu offers sangria, margaritas and more novel cocktails along with Mexican beers, [...]

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Recipes by Chef Rafael!

See Great Favorites Every Month With Chef Rafael! 
We are pleased to have Chef Rafael here at to share his delicious recipes with all of you every month!   Starting now in July, he would like to share a Puerto Rican Favorite:  Arroz Con Gandules.  We hope you can make use of these scrumptious dishes for [...]

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Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill

Eat Healthy and Traditional Japanese!
Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill opened in the Ukranian Village not to long ago.  The former chef for Sushi Wabi brings his experience and expertise to this unique nitch in Chicago.
Japanese Cuisine is known for its small delicate artistry, which allows customers to “eat with the eyes”.  People tend to take [...]

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The Butcher’s Tap

A Chicago Original Butchery!
Originally a butcher shop, this location has catered to Southport Corridor and Wrigley since 1932. Honoring the tradition and history, The Butcher’s Tap provides their neighbors with locally grown products, straight from the farm. Taking a cut out of the butcher shop experience, their customers have enjoyed non-processed, locally sourced deli meats [...]

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Chef Rafael Catering

Gourmet Catering For All Occasions! 
Chef Rafael Perez is the owner of Three Amigos Catering Inc. based in Chicago.  He offers services as a private Chef and caters for all types of occasions.  We all have needed catering services at one time, but have halted because of high costs that no one wants!  Chef Rafael has [...]

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