These twin flyers apparently advertise two home-based businesses, for day care and for frituras, at the same address; the phone numbers, redacted by me, are identical. There's no mention of Panama by name, but a menu that includes carimañolas and hojáldas reminds me of brunch at Kelso.
If these flyers had been posted in Jackson Heights, Panama's neighbor Colombia would be a better guess. Carimañolas and hojáldas are popular in both countries. So is the first item on the list — bofe, or beef lung — which is near-impossible to find in New York, at least over the counter.
Homemade Panamanian frituras Flyers posted in Prospect Park South, Brooklyn
Many Japanese emigrants live in his home country, the Nepali counterman told me, and their food is popular among the locals. He added, however, that there's no cross-pollination between Japanese and Nepali cuisines. I haven't tried the sushi, but I did want to note one more, modest example of presidentially themed signage.
Himalayan Sushi 1510 Cortelyou Rd. (Marlborough Rd.-East 16th St.), Ditmas Park, Brooklyn (within the deli next door to Top Tibet, but under separate ownership) 718-941-2821
Even from across the street, near Café Sim-Sim, the clack of dominos called out from beyond the (frequently opened) door of this small private social club, where Azerbaijani men catch up, converse, perhaps play cards. Shown here, the café's owner and a community leader share tea, and with an invitation, so did I.
Could be the Hernandez grocery, too, depending on which signs you believe. A Sley brand tamarind paleta (3.75 fl. oz.; $1) — a frozen-fruit ice, in this case made from tamarind pulp, water, sugar, and citric acid, without a long list of other ingredients — has a nice tart taste. Very welcome, especially after my discovery earlier in the afternoon that La Michoacana Paleteria had closed.
M&D Deli Grocery Corner of Foster Ave. and Argyle Rd./East 13th St., Brooklyn