Battle of the Dishes

Puerto Rico Latin Grill vs. Millie's Cafe: Pernil Pummel

Puerto Rican cuisine is a blend of influences and cooking traditions originating from Spain, Africa, native Tainos, and the United States. Somewhat similar to Mexican and Cuban cuisine, Puerto Rican dishes boast a mild, distinctive taste, thanks to the use of sofrito, a seasoning sauce that contains a combination of peppers, vegetables, and herbs.

Pernil (roasted pork shoulder) and arroz con gandules (yellow rice with chickpeas) are two traditional Puerto Rican dishes seasoned with sofrito and commonly served during holidays or special occasions.

We visted two Valley area restaurants, Millie's Café and Puerto Rico Latin Grill, to sample the pernil.

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Amy Edelen
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