Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A curious restaurant idea: All avocados, all the time


OK, budding restaurateurs, here's your assignment. Select one -- repeat, just one -- central ingredient for your new bar-restaurant.

Beef? Chicken? Tofu? Pasta? Nah. How about avocados?

The Avocaderia has just opened in Brooklyn. It is believed to be the world's first quick-service avocado bar featuring items made with organic avocados grown in the Mexican state of Michoacán  and fairly traded to the U.S. at an affordable price for consumers.

According to ABC News Radio, breakfast and lunch bowls as well as salads, toasts, smoothies and, of course, guacamole, will appear on the innovative menu.

"The inspiration for opening up an exclusively avocado joint came from co-founder Francesco Brachetti, an Italian immigrant who moved to Mexico and fell in love with the hugely popular produce item. 'Avocados in Mexico were delicious and widely used in many different dishes,' Brachetti said. 'Suddenly I was having avocado every day -- I loved the healthy and tasty characteristic of this super fruit.'

The Avocaderia, open only on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is located in the Industry City Food Hall at 254 36th Street. The venue is a six-million-square-foot collection of warehouse structures situated on the waterfront in Brooklyn's Sunset Park.


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