- David PR Bailin Dec 13, 1998 07:57 PM
We now have three good replacements for Erizo. Campo in the Village, Ideya in Soho and now Bolivar on the
upper East side. None are the same but all are good. Both Campo and Bolivar have good arepas.
one major vote hereabouts for ideya. chef rios is a
bronx boy who learned a whole heap from abuela and
mixes it up with a nouvelle spin; try his yuca-based
empanadas with a cocktail called "pocion de mi
salvacion" or his chicken with chorizo, the dish that
landed him the job.
The chef of Calle Ocho is Alex Garcia, who used to own
Erizo Latino in SoHo. Alex also used to be the sous
chef of Patria.
Knowing Alex's cooking from Patira and Erizo, I think
it will be really good. You might want to give the
kitchen a little time to get its act together before