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Sep 13, 2009 09:27 AM

Looking to identify two places from Bourdain's outer boroughs show

I just watch Anthony Bourdain's outer boroughs episode and I was most intrigued by two of the establishments and I'm hoping someone can direct me to either or both.

the first was the Mexican taco place in Sunset Park (he may have said Germano's..?) They apparently make the tortillas fresh there.

The other was the vegetarian Indian place in a temple in Queens that the chef from Tabla brought him to. Has anyone been?


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  1. The Travel Channel usually puts up a travel guide for each episode on their site.

    From the guide;

    Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos
    Tony and Carlos, executive chef at Les Halles, venture out to Bushwick for an authentic Mexican experience. The tortillas are wonderful -- thick, slightly chewy and fragrant. Also at the taquería are 7 different filling options -- carnitas, enchilada, beefsteak, cecina (salted beef), chorizo, chicken and veggie -- any of which can be had in taco, taquito, torta or tostada form. The very best of these choices, and everybody's favorite, is the chorizo.
    Address: 271 Starr St., Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY 11237

    Hindu Temple Society of North America -- Ganesh Temple -- Canteen
    Tony and Floyd Cardoz (of Tabla restaurant) visit a true treasure in Flushing, Queens. The canteen is in the basement of the Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthãnam temple (known as the Ganesha Temple) in Flushing, Queens. It is an eatery open to anyone, but it's also a de facto community center where kids play video games while their parents pray upstairs, temple volunteers man the cash registers, and a cartoon version of the Ramayana plays on 3 televisions. The food, all vegetarian, is good in the manner of home-cooked food.
    Address: 45-57 Bowne Street, Flushing / Queens, NJ 11355

    Hope that helps.

    2 Replies
    1. re: raidar

      thanks a million. I should have looked there first [blushing...]