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Zaragoza Deli Spruces Up

Hopefully the bodega-taquería doesn't lose too much of its shabby charm.

By Daniel Maurer

Bodegas in Danger

Could the city lose half of its bodegas in the next two years?

By Daniel Maurer

The Bodega Classic: Genteel Versus Gritty

When we wrote about the Bodega Challenge last week, our imaginations went wild with thoughts of the kind of monstrosity that would win. The idea was to create a dish from ingredients strictly available at a bodega, costing no more than $20, with extra credit given for being especially "bodegic." The winner entry, announced recently on the Brooklyn Kitchen blog, came from one aptly named Sarah Gentile. Her “Pumpkin Gobble Gobble.” was composed of apples, canned pumpkin, marshmallows, and pistachios — and though surely delish, the whole "fresh apples and other foods found in nature" seems kind of antithetical to the spirit of the bodega. But we'd still eat it.