The lower Heights has a new spot that you just have to check out, Merienda Snack Bar (2192 Amsterdam Ave). The place is super cozy, cool and the staff really goes out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time there. The food is mostly Dominican fare with flare but they also bang out awesome burgers, pastas and get this, fried rice. How’s that for eclectic? The mofonguitos are an absolute must try. So there you have it folks, make sure you support and patronize your local businesses. And by the way, tell them the Uptown Collective sent you.