Last week, during the adventure with Mustapha K. to Floridita in Harlem, I was lucky enough to have radio producer Katie Macpherson along for the ride.
Thanks to Katie’s magic microphone, we were able to record my conversation with the quintilingual cabbie from Morocco, who’s been driving since 1989 and loves meeting people from all social strata:
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We learned a lot about Mustapha while we cruised up 8th Avenue. As we approached Columbus Circle, we started talking food, and he told us “you gotta follow cab drivers where they stop to eat.”
After we got to Floridita and dove into our feast, I broke down Mustapha’s recommended dishes and got to chat with Yoisha S., who told us about her love for Floridita’s food while Celia Cruz belted out some salsa in the background: