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A Puerto Rican chef settles down in Queens

Pasteles and Two Kinds of Fried Chicken at the Freakin Rican


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Location: NY-New York City

Story Date: 5/7/2019

Publisher: The New York Times   

Author: Pete Wells

It is true that the bacalaitos at the Freakin Rican in Astoria, Queens, are not quite as big around as the ones you will see browning in veritable caldrons of oil over wood fires at kiosks scattered along the beach road in Piñones, outside San Juan. These flattened cod fritters are the size of pie plates in Puerto Rico, while in Queens they are roughly the diameter of a coffee can.

Place Category: Food & Drink

Story Category: Review of a Place

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