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What better way for a kid to kick off his Christmas vacation than a search for a christmas wreath that begins, not uncoincidentally, with a detour to a nearby corner cuban grocery for a cafe con leche (for dad) and a bag of hot, fresh bollos (pronounced boy-os) or bollitos, (literally little balls), those crispy, garlicky balls of deep-fried batter made made of flour,ground-up chick peas, cumin and garlic. It’s apparent this isn’t health food when, after just a moment, the bag tranporting them becomes nearly transparent. But hey, split a cuban mix on the ride to the M.A.R.C. House and it’s hard for a day that begins like this to go south.