New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: C215

From Flushing Avenue.

New York Shitty Day Ender: From Flushing Avenue With Love

Taken July 9, 2012.

New York Shitty Street Art Du Jour: Flushing Avenue

Taken June 27, 2012.

The Word On The Street, Part I: Flushing Avenue

June 20, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, The Word On The Street 

Taken June 19, 2012.

Bushwick Street Art Du Jour: QRST

Taken June 11, 2012.

New(ish) & Noteworthy: Carrera’s Taqueria

A great many of the people who follow this site know I like to attend meetings conducted by our local Community Board. What they might not know is now I have yet another one to attend. The Public Safety Committee, which used to handle both police matters and the dispensation of liquor licenses has been split into two entities:

1. The Public Safety Committee which handles police matters and inexplicably sidewalk cafe permits


2. The SLA Review Committee whose sole purpose is to review the copious number of liquor license applications in our fair burgh.

Do I like the additional imposition this arrangement makes on my (greatly diminishing) free time? No, not really. However, it is on occasion worth it as I learn about new eateries in our neighborhood. Carrera’s Taqueria being one of them.

I made the acquaintance of the owner of this establishment, Alberta Zafra, at the last SLA Review Committee meeting. In fact, he was seated next to me along with this father (who, it should be noted, operates a Mexican cheese business in Bushwick). The latter was present to provide support.

Upon noting that Mr. Zafra operates a Mexican restaurant I asked if I could look at his menu. He gladly obliged. Therein I found a number of items of vegetarian interest. Among them:

  1. Aztec soup (THINK: a broth-based soup with nachos tossed in for good measure!)
  2. A variety of quesadillas including— but not limited to— mushrooms with mixed vegetables, corn truffle and pumpkin blossoms.

Naturally I had to check this place out. And check it out I did with a companion (so as to render a balanced “verdict). I order tried the above-listed Aztec soup (as seen at right) and the vegetarian quesadilla; he the chile rellenos. Our conclusion was as follows: delicious— and afordable!

Of especial note was my quesadilla (as seen below).

Let me take a moment to explain what you have just seen. The contents are grilled cactus and mushrooms. These are housed in a house-made corn tortilla (which is nothing short of amazing) and topped with crema. You can check out their menu (which unfortunately sustained some salsa damage) by clicking here. Check it out!

Carrera’s Taqueria
Status: Open (and soon to sell beer and wine!)
Hours: Monday -Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (They are currently closed on Sundays but I have been advised this will change.)
Delivery: Yes!
Catering: Yes!
915 Flushing Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11206

(347) 599-2193

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Greetings From Flushing Avenue

Taken March 10, 2012.

New York Shitty Day Ender: Flushing Avenue

January 6, 2012 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken January 4, 2012.

New York Shitty Photo du Jour: Flushing Avenue

December 20, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11206, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn, Street Art 

Taken December 20, 2011.

Bushwick Photo du Jour: Flushing Avenue

November 10, 2011 ·
Filed under: 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

Taken November 8, 2011.

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