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La Leña Peruvian on Junction Blvd

Jim Leff Apr 20, 2007 08:14 PM

Charming little grandma Peruvian restaurant:

La Leña 32-15 junction blvd 718-507-2029

didn't eat, but got an alfajor cookie to go, and it was great. Place looks great. Anyone been?

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  1. charlie_b RE: Jim Leff Apr 20, 2007 08:38 PM

    since alfajores comes in many styles, some of which i like, some of which i don't -- can you please tell me if this is the shortbread cookie with dulce de leche and powdered sugar, or the puffier kind that often has coconut on it?

    the best alfajores i've had were from a tacqueria in SF. i miss them, but have not yet found any in NY of the style i like. to my fault, i haven't searched in a few years, so i'm out of date.


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    1. re: charlie_b
      Jim Leff RE: charlie_b Apr 21, 2007 10:57 AM

      this is the shortbread style, and the best lardless example I've found. Of course, everything's better with lard.

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      Jack Barber RE: Jim Leff Apr 22, 2007 07:34 AM

      Was it a ceviche looking place?

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      1. re: Jack Barber
        Jim Leff RE: Jack Barber Apr 22, 2007 08:08 AM

        Could be, but ceviche's always a dissociative order. Good places make it bad, and bad places make it good.


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