I attended the The Voice Choice eats awards recently and discovered Leña Latin grill eatery while tasting my way through the aisles. First, let me tell you I have a love of Latin food and soul food. They have similar qualities but different spices. Both leave you feeling like you just ate at your Mom’s with a sense of satisfaction and that feeling of home. I can’t explain it exactly but it’s just a good feeling.
So back to the Choice Eats awards, Lena means firewood in Spanish . This explains why one week after the awards I found myself in the hardwood decor of the actual Lena space. The food is amazing, Yucca fries, grilled chicken with chimichurri or whatever salsa you choose. Wraps with your choice of meat , sauce and sides. I’m partial to chimichurri from my love of Argentine food. While there one day I discovered a few friends also fell in love with this spot. I guess we were all trying to keep it a secret, ha! Located just a few blocks away from the Garment district on 34 W35th street , Leña is a must.
Can’t wait to see what other discoveries come out of next years Choice Eats awards