Guinea Pig at Salinas

April, 2006


By Lauren Pavlakovich

If you work in an office, you should take a trip to salinas to eat guinea pig. Once you have done this, you can totally refer to it all the time in the workplace. When someone brings in some stank food for lunch, you can be all “dude who ordered the guinea pig?” Some of your friends will think this is funny. Some will be pissed that you ate an animal that lots of people had as a childhood pet (RIP, Weezer, Fluffy, and Chocolate), but then you can show them a picture of what the salinas guinea pigs look like and they’ll be like, ‘Oh, I get it, that thing was never anybody’s pet, it lived in the alley and ate garbage’ and you can be all, ‘Yeah, that’s why when the chef cut it open with big scissors, it smelled like the garbage.

But if you think Salinas is just about eating something gross so you can tell funny stories, you are wrong. We’d totally go back there to get some sausage fries, which is a plate of killer french fries with these lil sausages that taste like hot dogs. Kind of like pigs in a blanket-style hot dogs but without the blanket. Served with mayo. Yum. Oh, and the Ecuadorian beer is tasty and super cheap, like maybe $1 each. Here’s what we had at Salinas:


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Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tuesday, April 4, 2006

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