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In seach of .... the Arepa Lady


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In seach of .... the Arepa Lady

Eric Eto | Jun 24, 2002 12:51 AM

So Jim posted not too long ago that he encountered the arepa lady complete with a makeover and all that, but I spent the good part of Friday and Saturday nights (between 11:30 - 1:00 am) in search of this mysterious icon. I kinda made it my mission to see what the fuss is all about after I made my post about the ... I'll call it the Arepa truck on Broadway and Corona Ave which, by the way, is called Mi Pequeño Terruño. Since I had late night arepa on my mind, I trekked from 74th/Roosevelt (past the arepa lady corner) to the arepa truck after my second unsuccessful expedition. So there I was with my arepa con queso, standing making small talk with a few latino men with their hamburguesas on the corner. The arepas are premade and sitting on the side of the grill, and slathered with some kind of butter concoction and grilled some more to heat up and also to provide that essential crust. Then a good layer (or two) of a white cheese is placed on top. OK, so it's good. But was it the single most delicious thing, as Jim has written about the arepa lady's arepas? Probably not. So, please, can anyone help me figure out when the arepa lady is really out there under the tracks, so I can determine for myself?

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