Alibi V.18 No.52 • Dec 24-30, 2009 
Pollo completo   = whole chicken

Restaurant Review

El Pollo Real

Real Colombian cuisine

With a name like El Pollo Real (which astute readers will recognize as meaning The Royal Chicken), you’d expect chicken to reign supreme. Instead, the restaurant is more democracy than monarchy, where chicken—crispy, juicy, falling-off-the-bone tender and full of smoky charbroiled flavor—is represented without dominating the menu.

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The Pleasures of Cooking for One

Here’s an idea for singles: Instead of spending lonely evenings dining on beer and canned tamales, head out to your local high-end grocers for some duck fat, veal broth and San Marzano tomatoes. And while you’re at it, pick up a copy of Judith Jones’ newest cookbook, The Pleasures of Cooking for One, so those ingredients will make sense to you.

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EVENT HORIZON ()

Tah-may-to, Tah-mah-to

Tomato Fiesta

Buy heirloom tomatos, participate in gardening seminars, a cooking demonstration, browse the garden trade fair and great food.
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