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Meet The Dominicano Who Brought Mexico’s Lucha Libre To The Bronx

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“We have lawyers, we have construction workers.”

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.

READ: These Are Not Your Typical Wrestlers, They’re Way Better

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15 Non-Basic Latino Summer Snacks

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15 Non-Basic Latino Summer Snacks

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Blueberry parfaits are cool, but you already know our food game is on another level. Here are some summertime snacks that’ll cool you down and make you say “qué rico!”

1. Concha Ice Cream

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.

2. Bionicos

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.

3. Mangoneada

A mangoneada is basically a raspado that said “Hey, girl, hey!” to chamoy. The spicy and sweet blend packs just the right amount of sazón for the summer.

4. Paletas

Summer isn’t summer without a paleta. It’s become a staple just like shorts and sandals chanclas.

5. Micheladas

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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.

6. Raspado

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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.

7. Horchata Frapp

Frappacino blended with horchata is the best of both worlds. Horchata blended with ice and whip on top? Yasss!

8. Gansito Frapp

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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!

9. Fresas Con Crema

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.

10. Tostilocos

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We like Tostilocos because it doesn’t judge – it says ‘You do you.’ You throw in all of your favorite things and even though they’re super random, it somehow tastes amazing.

11. Fresada

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.

12. Churro Chabet

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.

13. Banana Cervantes

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.

14. Piñaloca

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Does this need a description? Just looking at this piña with cacahuates japoneses, tamarindo and chamoy, your tastebuds are already drooling.

15. Fruta Picada

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And of course, you can’t get through summer without this ?.


READ: 13 Micheladas That Get You Thirsting for Summer

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