The best pernil around is at La Fe, a Dominican eatery right outside the 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, says chishibuki. From a whole pig reposing in a large dish behind the counter, “they pull the meat off with tongs, which appears to take no effort at all. It is served with a chunk of the skin, dripping with fat and with a couple of lime or lemon wedges on top. The pernil is slightly garlicky, drenched in fat, and not too salty. One order with rice and beans–for just $5 or $6–will feed three waifish hipsters or one large voracious sports fan.”

La Fe Restaurant [Sunset Park]
941 4th Ave., at 36th St., Brooklyn

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