Dear Pan Latin:
You are our neighborhood cafe in Battery Park City. You help the residents of North Battery Park buildings such as The Riverhouse stay mostly full and vaguely intoxicated by serving 15 flavors of empanadas and big glasses of chilled white wine. You are located on a cute corner of Chambers and River Terrace, where we can peacefully sit outside
Yesterday therefore, we wrung our hands with worry as we read in the Battery Park City Broadsheet that you are having trouble paying your taxes and that you were recently padlocked over the fourth of July weekend. Why aren't you able to drum up enough business Pan Latin? After all, you have a virtual monopoly in this area, unless of course Terry's steps it up with some more Baked Lay's flavors and replaces those "salad bar" veggies from 1995. Luckily for you Pan Latin, we have some thoughts here at Downtowny and are proud to bring you our Top 5 Ideas For How You Can Improve, Muy Bien:
5. Have a Happy Hour
4. Retrain the space cadet waiters. Why do we have to wave our arms vigorously and make faces everytime we need some service? Why is the wait staff always crowded around the cash register inside or perpetually servicing the ice cold drinks machine?
3. Stay open later. At least until, oh we don't know, 10PM?
2. Bring back the little white sauce that comes with the chicken platter.
1. Help us navigate your menu! Let's see some specials, a little sidewalk sandwich board, or anything else that will help us figure out exactly what you serve here and why it's special. Give us a "soup and empanada" for $5.99 or something that will go oh so well at that Happy Hour...