flight of the pupusas


Whenever I’m on a photo shoot (which is pretty much every week now), stylists are talking about the flea market on Sundays in Fort Greene. Rumor had it that there is good food to be had, so I made the trip yesterday. After a little confusion, I found my way. It should come as no big surprise that the food looked a lot more interesting to me than the antiques and junk. I didn’t know what a pupusa was, but I was determined to find out.

I was standing on line for a while, and I noticed some people smiling at the dude in front of me in line. I couldn’t get a good look at him, but I figured he was a “somebody.” Then another guy came over, and he looked vaguely familiar. Then a fan came up to the two guys in line and asked them if they were working on a second season of their show. That’s when it clicked. It was Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords. Mind you, I’d never seen their show before, so the experience was a little lost on me. Long story short, I went home and checked out some video clips on Youtube. Next thing you know, I’m buying the first-season on DVD and just had a mini-marathon of viewing over some food from my new favorite, local Thai joint, More on Grove Street.

So what’s a pupusa? I’m not sure, but how yummy does this thing look? It’s sort of like those mozzarepas you see at every street festival in the city, except not disgustingly greasy and with yummy toppings and sauces.

There were quite a few vendors at the flea market selling sweets, and I ended up here at the Whimsy & Spice booth. I bought one of the Hazelnut Whisky Sandwiches. These things are a must-try… just take my word for it.


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