PuntaVerde (Greenpoint) - Brooklyn, New York, United States
Cafecito Bogotá is a 100% Colombian-owned Gourmet Restaurant and NY's first Colombian Mounted Arepa and Wine Bar.

Hearty, Traditional Colombian Dinner served nightly. A truly-unique Arepa Montada Menu complements our great selection of South American wines.

Exclusive Colombian Brunch composed of traditional dishes and exciting creations along with a nice variety of homemade fresh Exotic Juices and delicious drinks are offered on weekends...

WE are a Sea of Andean GREEN at GREEN Street in GREENPOINT...

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Here I was walking down this regular street in Bogotá when I stumbled across the sweetest, loveliest and most innocent girl who was selling these humongous avocados the size of football ball. I can not deny the fact that I felt sad at first, but then I quickly realized that what she was doing was very dignifying as she was probably trying to help-out her family during her off-school hours. As I bought couple of avocados, I asked her whether I could take her picture to which she replied yes, so I gave her extra-extra money for her produce.

Anyway, this is one of my favorite pictures ever, which shows the great quality of (mostly organic) produce from Colombia. These avocados were silky, very rich and, because of the size, they lasted a few days. I immediately thought about C/Bta's Arepa Picante recipe made with the ripest avocados, boiled eggs, hot peppers, tomatoes, etc.

Now during a quick trip outside the city, I also took pictures of one of my family's very own avocado tree which grows in the Andean Mountains at our second home 1-1/2 hrs. outside Bogotá. By the way, can you identify the the hanging avocados??

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