Monthly Archives:April 2015

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Neutrogena’s Earth Month #WipeForWater campaign

April 24, 2015

Neutrogena‘s doing their part to help conserve water: they partnered withKristen BellandThe Nature Conservancyfor a new#WipeForWatercampaign. For seven days, Bell has pledged to only clean her face usingNeutrogena Naturalswipes[she’s their brand ambassador], saving 35 gallons of water in the process.

The wipes aregentle (I tried it for the first time last night and it even powered through waterproof eyeliner).

The day after a shoot -- some serious de-caking happening

You can pledge too using #WipeForWater and here’s why you should at least make the effort:for every pledge, Neutrogena Naturals will contribute to the Nature Conservancy to support water conservancy.

Are you going to pledge?

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Cafe El Presidente in Flatiron

April 14, 2015

If you loveTacombi, a Mexican restaurant in Nolita and one of my favorite spots, you’re going toloveits younger sister,Cafe El Presidente. It has the same menu as the former, but with expanded options and an even more airy, open atmosphere — if Tacombi is someone’s backyard, Cafe El Presidente is the whole city. They have the same practices though — food made from scratch with fresh, local ingredients.

Inside Cafe El Presidente

Central kitchen area with spectator seats


Starters to order:鳄梨,esquites(烤玉米CON cotija奶酪和蛋黄酱的Chipotle)和酸橘汁腌鱼格雷罗(石灰汁新鲜的本地鱼)

Guac and creamy esquites



Creamy esquites

If you’re going to order one (why, but OK), the esquites are not to be missed. Cafe El Presidente has a lot more taco options for vegetarians too:maize y poblano(Grilled corn and poblano chile topped with chihuahua cheese),black bean and sweet potato(sautéed sweet potatoes over Rancho Gordo beans),bongos chamula(sautéed mushrooms), andfrijoles con queso(beans with chihuahua cheese)
. Of course, they’re known for their Baja Crispy Fish (Baja-style local cod battered and fried), so if you’re new you have to at least try this with their homemade sauces. If you’re not, try theirpicadillo de angus regio(牛肉picadillo玉米饼),或pollo yucateco(slow roasted free range chicken).

Mini tacos here start at $2.49 each

Crispy fish, shrimp, and mushroom tacos

I was so excited to see that they had shrimp back on their menu (sonoran shrimp, a spicy shrimp taco with cabbage). The waiter warned me it was going to be spicy but I told him I can handle it. But guy, fair warning it’sspicy and it wasn’t the original creamy shrimp they used to serve at Tacombi which I was expecting. Still crying for them to bring that back.

Beef and fish tacos

Corn, potato, and chicken tacos

We should have stopped here but we wanted something sweet so we got their chocolate and dulce de leche cake (which was a perfect accompaniment to a creamy latte):



Finally, if you’re looking for a lighter drink, they have fresh pressed juices everyday. We tried theirverde(apple, celery, kale, pineapple, lime and mint), andnaranja(papaya, carrots, pineapple, and orange).

fresh pressed juices

A delicious meal satisfying every craving we had. We practically had to roll ourselves out.
Meal: Dinner

Occasion: Trying something new
Price: $$
(Out of three stars)
Ambiance: ***
Food: ***
Service: ***
Would I go back?: Yes and with more friends

Restaurant Info:
Cafe El Presidente

30 W 24th St,
btw 5th and 6th Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 242-3491

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