GET A TASTE OF THE TROPICS AT 3 GUYS
Well, New Yorkers, we got what we asked for: Summer is here, and at full tilt! After a tepid, slow-arriving Spring, Mother Nature has given the Big Apple temperatures in the 90s and swelling heat indexes. New Yorkers are flocking to local beaches and parks, and staying cool with refreshing food and beverages. And here at 3 Guys, we’d like to help you stay cool–so we’ve got a great variety of fresh produce from a variety of warmer locales. Check out some of the selections from our Tropical Section.
A member of the banana family, the plantain comes in many different forms and is cultivated in tropical climates all over the world. There’s the green plantain, the sweet plantain, and seemingly countless other varieties, and they can be eaten raw, boiled, fried, or even thinly sliced and baked into chip form. Like bananas, plantains are a good source of potassium, and they’re one of the most widely popular staple foods in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Indigenous to Mexico, the serrano pepper is commonly used in salsa and pico de gallo. You can use it in a variety of dishes, but be careful: it’s even hotter than the infamous jalapeño!