Published on January 7th, 2013 | by Team OBP
Scenes from East Harlem’s 2013 Coquito Crawl (PHOTOS)
Scenes from East Harlem’s 2013 Coquito Crawl
East Harlem sure knows how to party! Off The Beaten Plate had an absolute BLAST this weekend at the 2013 Three Kings Day Coquito Crawl, which featured such fine culinary and cultural establishments as La Casa Azul Bookstore, East Harlem Cafe, Gran Piatto D’oro, Camarades, and Amor Cubano. In addition to the delicious Coquito and gourmet menu samplings offered up by the participating venues and New York’s top Coquito Masters, it was a pleasure to see so many people enjoying themselves and celebrating the rich heritage and culture of the Puerto Rican community. We were also incredibly thrilled to have the event featured in the New York Times Diner’s Journal! Not too shabby for OBPNYC’s first major outing — and we couldn’t have done it with YOU!
Nor could we have pulled this off without the amazing support of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCADI), which served as a key co-sponsor of the event. We extend much appreciation to the gracious restaurateurs for hosting and providing tasty treats for us to savor. And of course we are so grateful to the International Coquito Federation and its Founder Debbie Quinones, without whom we may not have known true Coquito joy.
Keep checking back for more features on fun upcoming epicurean events (like this one…and this one) heading your way. In the meantime, take a look at some great shots from Saturday’s event. Special thanks to Marina Ortiz of East Harlem Preservation, our Facebook friend Maria Vega and Twitter pals @BaRbsCR and @Marcy404 for the terrific photos! Note: If you were also at the Coquito Crawl and would like to share your best pics, send ‘em on over to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put them up with full credit!