Everyone has their way of letting off steam after a long day at work. Some people binge on Netflix, others hit the gym, and some hunt Pokemon. VICE visited a place in the Bronx where everyone from lawyers to construction workers slip on some tights and throw each other around while strangers watch, enthralled by their every move. Daro’s Extreme Fitness, a gym housed in an unassuming brick building, doubles as the home for the Bronx Wrestling Federation. Founded by Frank Segundo, a Dominican who fell in love with Mexican lucha libre, the BWF has become a neighborhood institution where amateurs can get a taste of pro wrestling and where fans see it go down from up close. By day, Segundo is the founder of BWF, by night, he wrestles as Bronco Internacional. VICE took a tour of the BWF from John Torres, a budding filmmaker who also wrestles to carry on the tradition his father, “Lighting” Johnny Torres, passed along to him in his youth.
Whhyyyy did it take humanity so long to think of this?! Concha ice cream might be the greatest food invention put between two slices of bread since the cheeseburger was created. Biting into this bright and fluffy pan dulce bread creation will give you SO. MUCH. HAPPINESS.
This fruit-filled snack will make you feel less guilty about drenching your plastic box in condensed milk because the toppings are *healthy* and may be nutritionist-approved like granola, raisins and dried coconut.
Most people will tell you there’s nothing more refreshing on a summer day than an ice cold beer. Latinos will tell you there’s nothing more refreshing than an ice cold michelada. People are stepping up their miche game so much, some consider it to be more like breakfast than just a drink.
Ice cream, thank you for playing, but you can take a seat. Raspado is on another level and doesn’t have you feeling bloated after. There’s just about any fruit flavor you can think of, like piña colada or nuez.
Just when you thought frapps couldn’t get any better, our favorite cartoon duckling decided to jump in the game. Café Calacas in the OC dreamt up this chocolate creation that is inspired by a Gansito cake. It’s the sweetest thing!
Sliced strawberries are boringgg, so you know Latinos needed to add SOMETHING to make them pop…and that something comes in the form of crema. Once these two are swirled together, your taste buds are like HEART EMOJI.
Strawberry season is in full swing in the summer, and a fresada is a great way to take advantage of it. For this fresada, chopped up strawberries are blended with ice, then mixed with the real MVP – chamoy. Tamarindo candy pieces are layered on top and Tajín gets dusted on y listo.
Elado in Los Angeles is where childhood dreams go to get a snack. The handmade ice cream shop has two types of chabet creations – chamoy and sweet ice cream. The churro chabet has pieces of churros that sit on a bed of ice cream – and for extra sweetness, cajeta ice cream is also offered! In case you missed it, we repeat: CAJETA.
Piña coladas or margaritas are the usual squad when it comes to cold cocktails, but BS Taqueria in downtown Los Angeles is giving you another option – the Banana Cervantes. Much like a piña colada, this drink is made with rum and served over crushed ice instead of blended.