Arepera Guacuco
44 Irving Ave  (between Jefferson St & Troutman St) 

The ambiance of Arepera Guacuco makes you feel like you are at a relatives house, the staff is charming and attentive. The lighting and music add to the relaxed mood of the restaurant. But the food! 

The tostones, which are fried plantains, are served with aged cheese and special sauces (which are delicious!).

The Arepas may seem small at first but they quickly fill you up because they are packed and stuffed with whatever you like.
I got the Guayanes Arepa with chicken which is filled with white mild-creamy venezuelan cheese and seasoned shredded chicken.

Desert was delicious especially when it's chocolatey, fudgey, brownie, cakey goodness also known as Marquesa De Chocolate served With A Maria Cookie On Top.

This place isn't for meat lovers only, they have a few yummy vegetarian options as well.

To wash it all down try the Coconut Milkshake.  They also have some unique imported beers and wine.

Prices are affordable from $3.50-$12.00.

This was my first time trying Venezuelan Food and I was not disappointed, you won't be either!
When you take the L Train to Bedford Avenue on a Saturday night, you tend to see all walks of life. One thing about Williamsburg, are the buildings which look either old or new...there is no in between.  If you look closely the old, cruddy warehouses are turned into clubs and major party spots at night. One street may be completely empty while the next one over is filled with bars and music venues. My destination, however, was Kent Ave.

After grabbing a bite at the local pizzeria, and then a pastry at New York Muffin (their marble chocolate muffin with a Chai Latte warms the soul), I made my way to Glasslands Gallery (289 Kent Avenue also known as the building with the small red gate, right by the water) for night two of the Williamsburg Fashion Weekend 2011. 

Arts and Fashion intertwine on this weekend in order to showcase and  even debut the talents of young designers. Some pieces I had the privilege of see were by Argentinean designer Juanita Cardenas, professional/chic designer Nathalie Kraynina, abstract designer Hayden Dunham and edgy,  punk rock designs by Total Crap Uninc.

Curated by Arthur Arbit, the Williamsburg Fashion show happens twice annually. This is its eight consecutive show.
The next Williamsburg Fashion Weekend will take place in September 2011.

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