Red Beans with Rice: Simply Delicious and Ready for Their Close-up

Red Beans with Rice | Photo by the author

I had the simple combination of beans with rice for the first time at this funky little restaurant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan called La Caridad 78. It sold Chinese-Cuban food, so the menu was split in half, with each part focused on one cuisine or the other.

La Caridad 78, now closed, was a local institution. Its food was nothing fancy, but…

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Dara O'Brien

Dara O'Brien

Dara O’Brien is a freelance writer based in New York City. When she isn’t cooking or writing about cookbooks, she writes plays and sometimes acts in them..