last saturday, i went to the red hook pool at bay and clinton streets. (for anyone ignorant of this landmark--this is a HUGE outdoor pool that is frequently not very crowded.) across the street are two soccer fields that on saturday and sunday are host to several soccer leagues. (the real mccoy with knee-high tube socks and shiny bright red and blue shorts. at the periphery of the soccer fields is a food bazaar which has numerous latin american countries represented. pupusas, fried plantains, yucca, tamales, empanadas, huaraches, horchata and hand-made plantain chips. what a find--i can't tell you how good it feels to paddle around, do some laps and then chow down on some of the best, and cheapest, latin american food i've had. of course if you can't devote the remainder of your afternoon to a siesta, you're better off not going at all.