Thursday, April 17, 2008

Blondie and Brownie World Tour: Stop #2, Chile

Recently we headed to Blondie's soon-to-be-ex nabe, Astoria. Our first stop was San Antonio Bakery #2. Blondie has passed them many times, as it's on the walk to the gym, and wondered "Chilean hot dogs?" Then she saw this. Three of her favorite things: hot dogs, avocado, and mayo. Something's wrong. These flavors shouldn't mix. But.... (For those of you not in the know, Pap is papaya-flavored soda deliciousness. Oh Pap! How I loved you so!)

NOTHING!!! was wrong! It was absolutely delicious! The avocado and mayo added the right amount of creamy fat to the hot dog. I liked that there wasn't a lot of tomatoes because any more topping would have been too much. AND the bread was freshly baked, as everything at San Antonio is made at their Valley Stream branch. I will definitely be introducing this flavor combination to many people in my life. Let's see it again!

The puff pastry is actually Brownie's Chilean empanada. Yes, it's in a pastry, not fried like what we're used to. The pastry was also very fresh, light and airy.

To finish it off, I had a slice of tres leches cake. The cake had soaked up an ample amount of the milk as the slice was incredibly moist. It had just the right amount of sweetness and was thoroughly enjoyed. More to come with the next visit.

San Antonio Bakery #1
174 Rockaway Avenue
Valley Stream, NY
(516) 568-0075

San Antonio Bakery #2
36-20 Astoria Blvd (South, at 37th Street)
Astoria, NY 11103
(718) 777-8733
N, W to Astoria Blvd, Hoyt Ave; walk away from the Triboro

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