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Argentine empanada from peanut vendor

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Argentine empanada from peanut vendor

wrayb | Apr 12, 2002 03:34 AM

Since this is my first time eating one, I am not making any arepa lady type claims. If anyone is near the corner of 41st Ave & Baxter (just south of 82nd St merging into Baxter, on the back side of Elmhurst Hosp.) they might want to try the empanada being sold by the guy with the sugar-covered-nuts cart. I go past there infrequently but a couple of weeks ago tried one. Now each time I go past I pick up a couple. So I obviously like them. $1 each. It seems that he has them only on weekends. I posted this message since I realized I was making plans about what I could do that would bring me over that way.

The thin crisp crust is nice. Meat and accompanying fillings are savory and moist but not drippy. So far I can only puzzle how each one has exactly 1 olive in it. Kind of like the prize (includes pit).

If anyone has already or does try it out, I'd like to hear what you think.

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