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Crowds in the new El Museo del Barrio lobby on its grand opening on Oct. 17, 2009
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HOT TAMALE!
by Walter Robinson



Chicharrones de pollo with yellow rice and red beans helped draw the gringos to the Lower East Side some 30 years ago, and empanadas and tamales are part of the plan at the newly renovated and expanded El Museo del Barrio, at least according to museum director Julián Zugazagoitia, who boasted that no visit would be complete without sampling the "pan-Latino flavors" of his museumís new cafe.

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