Because Harajuku's crêpe batter uses sticky-rice powder (mochi), the crêpes are chewy and springy, perfect for noshing on the go or replacing old mattress springs. First, choose a batter (original, buckwheat, Earl Grey, green tea), then approach fresh toppings, including bananas, strawberries, chocolate ice cream, homemade whipped cream ($1 for the first topping, additional toppings $0.50 each), and azuki beans ($1 each). Skew savory with a ham and cheese crêpeurrito ($5.50), or keep it animal-less with a spinach-salad enrapture ($6). Harajuku imports authentic Japanese teas and serves steaming mugwallops of Intelligentsia coffee ($2.50 for a regular).
The edible delights at Enoteca radiate rustic authenticity from the comprehensive menu. Antipasti anchor the easy vibes, so dive finger-first into platters of grilled polenta and wild mushrooms ($13), or beef carpaccio with foie gras ($15). The usual suspects done creatively are all present during subsequent courses, including napoletana pizza heavy with anchovies and garlic ($13), seafood and squid ink risotto ($17), veal scallopine ($27), and the meatless burrata salad with mozzarella, green lentils, roasted beets, and asparagus ($13). Complement the edibles with sippables comprising more than 250 bottles of wine from the 20 regions of Italy in glasses, flights, and quartinos.
Venezuelan cuisine combines influences from European, African, and Native American culinary traditions into one cohesively tongue-punching package. After absorbing the content of the menu through your hands, begin sampling the tradition-steeped fare with a pasapalos starter like the marachuchitos (cheese wrapped in sweet fried plantains, $7) before an order of traditional Venezuelan arepas, such as the reina pepiada (a traditional chicken salad with avocado; $8). Heartier entrees, like the vegan delight panini (sautéed cucumbers, olives, red peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spinach; $10), flat-iron steak ($21), and prosciutto pizza ($14) help make the menu more round and complete than a circle drawn with a crooked compass.