By Alex Salkever | Photos by Adam Lubroth
Call it Tapas Central. Call it Delicious.
nos pican y otros no. This is what the waiter told me
as he delivered a bowl of pimientos de padrón, a
classic Spanish dish of green peppers that look similar to serranos. Padrón peppers are generally coated
with olive oil, grilled, and dusted with sea salt. Out
of every ten padrón peppers, perhaps one or two will
set your mouth on fire. That explains my waiter’s
idiomatic warning: Some bite and others don’t.
The first one had no bite but was clean and
snappy, with an earthy, salty flavor that begged for
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