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Dec 20, 1998 07:06 PM

Piling on Pio Pio

  • d

Alas, I have little to add other than EGG and Jeremy
were right. Pio Pio is indeed wonderful. My friend
Stinky and I split the "Peruvian Combo" -- an avocado
salad w/nice dressing and cruddy tomatoes, and a
Platonic rotisserie chicken and fries. The skin on
the dark meat of the chicken should be offered only to
people who really deserve it .

Only three disappointments:

1. I wasn't wild about the sour pisco. Why are drinks
with "sour" in their name always too sweet?

2. Pio Pio ran out of ceviche by the time we were
there (4:00 p.m. on sunday, and they were totally

3. There were only two of us. Which meant that there
weren't enough of us to split the fried seafood
platter, large enough to feed 4-8 as an entree. It
looked wonderful, and seems to be a regular Sunday

Jeremy mentioned that he went there for his birthday,
and now I understand completely what he was referring
to: I can't think of a more fun place to have a
birthday party.

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  1. Dave, I'd just like to add a strong endorsement of the pisco sours. They're
    among my favorite drinks anywhere.

    On the other hand, if you just don't like that kind of thing...I can
    understand why you might be underwhelmed. But I'd like to encourage those
    reading along to try 'em


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    1. re: Jim Leff

      I had the most amazing thought-obliterating and
      toungue-twisting Pisco Sours at the bar at Patria 2
      yrs. ago while in N.Y. on biz. I lost several hours
      that afternoon, but I was told I had a good time.