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SPONSORED: The Unexpected Cuisines that Pair Perfectly with Negra Modelo

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We've certainly enjoyed our fair share of the Negra Modelo and taco duo. But don't forget that Negra Modelo is one incredibly versatile beer. Thanks to its amber quality and deep caramel malt flavor, it is the perfect complement to all kinds of cuisines. See where you can sip on a bottle of this superior lager and enjoy delicious dishes—for any mood.

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1. Mission Cantina

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172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2233
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After conquering chinese food at Mission Chinese, Danny Bowien moved on to Mexican. At this LES spot, he serves up tacos, wings, and a damn fine burrito (available for take-out or lunch). Although he recently steered the restaurant in an Asian direction, you’ll still be able to enjoy an inventive taco with a side of Negra Modelo.

2. Desnuda

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122 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 254-3515
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With two locations of his popular Latin-American cevicheria, you’ve got twice the chance to enjoy a quintessential date place realized by nightlife maven Ravi DeRossi. Try pairing Negra Modelo with any of their fresh ceviches (the amber qualities of Negra Modelo go really well with citrus). Beware of filling up on their truffle popcorn.

3. Do or Dine

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1108 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216
(718) 684-2290
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Chef and owner Justin Warner was a trailblazer when he opened up this Bed-Stuy restaurant back in 2011. Three years later, they are still serving up inventive cuisine, including their infamous foie gras doughnut. We dare you to pair that with a Negra Modelo.

4. Caracas Arepa Bar

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91 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-5062
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Caracas first opened their doors in the East Village in 2003. Since then, owners Maribel Araujo and Aristides Barrios have built an arepa empire. Give the La Puela a try with a Negra Modelo. You won't be disappointed.

5. Hecho en Dumbo

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354 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
(212) 937-4245
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Danny Mena and Ethan Smith moved their Hecho digs from a pop-up in Dumbo to a brick-and-mortar spot in Manhattan in 2010. They've certainly proven they know how to make delicious Mexican-style tapas.

6. Adrienne's Pizza Bar

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54 Stone St
New York, NY 10004
(212) 248-3838
Run by Nick Angelis of Nick’s Pizza and father-son duo Harry and Peter Poulakakos, Adrienne’s has been churning out of some the city’s finest thin crust pizza for a while. The Old Fashioned pie is the way to go. The crushed tomatoes on that badboy pair well with a crisp Negra Modelo.

7. The Commodore

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366 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 218-7632
Maybe you go to Stephen Tanner’s Commodore for the bar scene and superior dance party. Or maybe you are a pro and go for the food. This saloon is serving up one of the city’s finest fried chicken dishes. Oh, and the nachos? The best (especially with a cerveza like Negra Modelo).

8. Boulton & Watt

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5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
(646) 490-6004
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This steampunk-themed bar on the border of the LES is a solid choice if you want a good night out and don’t want to skimp on the eats. They have a separate pickled menu for goodness sakes. We’ve heard rumblings that they also have one hell of a chocolate chip cookie. Negra Modelo and dessert, anyone?

9. Bryant Park Grill

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25 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018
(212) 840-6500
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Primo location and a repertoire of grilled items, Bryant Park Grill is a solid spot for a power lunch. Try the banana pudding or the lamb shish kebabs with a Negra Modelo. The grill brings out the toasty flavor in the lager.

10. Mesa Coyoacán

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372 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 782-8171
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Chef and co-owner Ivan Garcia has perfected refined, authentic Mexican dishes at Williamsburg favorite, Mesa Coyoacan. Here, you’ll find some of the best mole in the city: enjoy it slathered over enchiladas, or go for the pollo con mole poblano where it tops a roasted organic chicken. Negra Modelo — solo in a bottle or mixed into a house-made michelada — is an outstanding complement to the sauce’s complex flavors.

1. Mission Cantina

172 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002
Read Review |
After conquering chinese food at Mission Chinese, Danny Bowien moved on to Mexican. At this LES spot, he serves up tacos, wings, and a damn fine burrito (available for take-out or lunch). Although he recently steered the restaurant in an Asian direction, you’ll still be able to enjoy an inventive taco with a side of Negra Modelo.
172 Orchard St
New York, NY 10002

2. Desnuda

122 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
With two locations of his popular Latin-American cevicheria, you’ve got twice the chance to enjoy a quintessential date place realized by nightlife maven Ravi DeRossi. Try pairing Negra Modelo with any of their fresh ceviches (the amber qualities of Negra Modelo go really well with citrus). Beware of filling up on their truffle popcorn.
122 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

3. Do or Dine

1108 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Chef and owner Justin Warner was a trailblazer when he opened up this Bed-Stuy restaurant back in 2011. Three years later, they are still serving up inventive cuisine, including their infamous foie gras doughnut. We dare you to pair that with a Negra Modelo.
1108 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11216

4. Caracas Arepa Bar

91 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009
Caracas first opened their doors in the East Village in 2003. Since then, owners Maribel Araujo and Aristides Barrios have built an arepa empire. Give the La Puela a try with a Negra Modelo. You won't be disappointed.
91 E 7th St
New York, NY 10009

5. Hecho en Dumbo

354 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Danny Mena and Ethan Smith moved their Hecho digs from a pop-up in Dumbo to a brick-and-mortar spot in Manhattan in 2010. They've certainly proven they know how to make delicious Mexican-style tapas.
354 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

6. Adrienne's Pizza Bar

54 Stone St, New York, NY 10004
Run by Nick Angelis of Nick’s Pizza and father-son duo Harry and Peter Poulakakos, Adrienne’s has been churning out of some the city’s finest thin crust pizza for a while. The Old Fashioned pie is the way to go. The crushed tomatoes on that badboy pair well with a crisp Negra Modelo.
54 Stone St
New York, NY 10004

7. The Commodore

366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Maybe you go to Stephen Tanner’s Commodore for the bar scene and superior dance party. Or maybe you are a pro and go for the food. This saloon is serving up one of the city’s finest fried chicken dishes. Oh, and the nachos? The best (especially with a cerveza like Negra Modelo).
366 Metropolitan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

8. Boulton & Watt

5 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
This steampunk-themed bar on the border of the LES is a solid choice if you want a good night out and don’t want to skimp on the eats. They have a separate pickled menu for goodness sakes. We’ve heard rumblings that they also have one hell of a chocolate chip cookie. Negra Modelo and dessert, anyone?
5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009

9. Bryant Park Grill

25 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
Primo location and a repertoire of grilled items, Bryant Park Grill is a solid spot for a power lunch. Try the banana pudding or the lamb shish kebabs with a Negra Modelo. The grill brings out the toasty flavor in the lager.
25 W 40th St
New York, NY 10018

10. Mesa Coyoacán

372 Graham Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Chef and co-owner Ivan Garcia has perfected refined, authentic Mexican dishes at Williamsburg favorite, Mesa Coyoacan. Here, you’ll find some of the best mole in the city: enjoy it slathered over enchiladas, or go for the pollo con mole poblano where it tops a roasted organic chicken. Negra Modelo — solo in a bottle or mixed into a house-made michelada — is an outstanding complement to the sauce’s complex flavors.
372 Graham Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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