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The USPS Is Honoring Latino Deliciousness With Forever Stamps. Check Out Which Dishes Are Being Highlighted

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The United States Postal Service loves giving people fun and new Forever stamps that capture what the American experience is all about from iconic people to culturally relevant symbols. On April 20, Latinos will get another nod from USPS via food. That’s right. The 2017 ‘Delicioso‘ collection of Forever stamps include foods that represent the Latino American experience.

Here’s a little preview of what you can soon start slapping on all of your letters (if you still do that kind of thing).

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“With the release of the new Delicioso Forever® stamps, the U.S. Postal Service celebrates the influence of Central and South American, Mexican, and Caribbean foods and flavors on American cuisine,” reads the USPS website. “This book of 20 stamps features six dishes from an array of Latin American culinary traditions that have found new life and variations in the United States.”

USPS even commissioned Latino artist John Parra to create the *delicioso* art.


“I had the honor to create the artwork for the collection, with images celebrating the influence of Central and South American, Mexican and Caribbean food cuisine,” Parra wrote on his website. “Each stamp showcases a bright and playful illustration of one of the following dishes: tamales, flan, sancocho, empanadas, chile relleno and ceviche.”

People. Are. Here. For. It.


The official release day for the “Delicioso” Forever stamps is set for April 20 and the National Hispanic Cultural Center has already planned a celebration for the release.

This could totally be a recurring thing for USPS since there are so many delicious foods in Latino cultures.

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Just saying. If you need suggestion, USPS, hit us up.


READ: USPS Unveils New Stamp Featuring A Latino

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Avocado Bar Opens In Brooklyn Then Runs Out Of Avocados In Three Hours

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Avocado Bar Opens In Brooklyn Then Runs Out Of Avocados In Three Hours

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A new restaurant opened in Brooklyn this week that promises to serve a menu almost entirely comprised of avocado-infused dishes.

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Even Becky is on the Avocado train.

On Monday, the Avocaderia opened up in Brooklyn. It’s a restaurant opened by three friends from Italy who tasted avocados in Mexico and knew what they had to do.

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Francesco Brachetti, one of the three friends, was interviewed by the New York Times and said “They’re tasty and healthy, and I ate them every day,” when discussing his discovery of avocados on his trip to Mexico.

Guys from Italy went to Mexico, discovered exotic fruits, and decided to cash in? Sounds very familiar. Even the dude on the left is like, “Um, hey guys, is this a good idea?”

The Avocaderia is located in “Industry City,” which is neither a city, nor is it itself an industry.

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It’s some sort of collective for hipsters to go and drink exclusive free-range, fair-trade, vegan, gluten-free, top-knot, flannel, macchiatos, or whatever.


Some natives of the area, myself included, think Brooklyn has had enough trendiness.

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Brooklyn has been “hip” for far too long. Bikes, cupcakes, quinoa, and now avocados.


Industry City is the real world embodiment of “SoDoSoPa” (“South of Downtown South Park”) from “The City Part Of Town.”

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This South Park episode focuses on gentrification. In it, the locals build an entire downtown area where there wasn’t one, displacing and inconveniencing the poor people in the area, to attract the alien overlords of Whole Foods to open a location in the area.


What happened to the Brooklyn I knew? Am I just out of touch? Old fashioned?

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Am I just nostalgia-ridden for a time when Industry City was just another unwalkable part of Sunset Park? An area me and the homies enjoyed having as a scary area you just don’t go to, unless you were looking for a scary area to go to?


Man, I have severely digressed in this article. Um. Avocados. Right. Anyway, the food looks delicious as fuck.

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Now, the real question is how do I hold this? Do I need white privilege, or can I just use my hands?


According to reports, on its first day, the new restaurant ran out of ripe avocados, their main ingredient, within three hours. The fruit is notorious for its ripening pattern.

Apparently, they didn’t run out of avocados, they had plenty of those, they just weren’t ripe. Sounds like they were a bit unprepared. They discovered avocados like yesterday, so you can almost forgive them for not knowing. Almost.


READ: Demand For Avocados Is So Strong That Mexican Farmers Are Cutting Down Forests To Keep Up


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