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Restaurant Review: Choripan Argentine Grill

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Choripan Argentine Grill

Choripan Argentine Grill had a quiet opening on the northwest side. As its name suggests, Argentinian fare is on the menu, and it’s not just Argentinian: Choripan is a health-conscious establishment, too. It serves from a menu that is all gluten-free.  Gluten-free Argentinian is quite a distinctive combo. It might be easy for a restaurant to […]

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Short Order: Empanadas & More

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Short Order: Empanadas & More

“Fusion” and “authentic” are pretty much culinary opposites, yet both are celebrated in the local food scene. Authentic eats are lauded for their fidelity to niche regional or historical preparations. Fusion, on the other hand, is celebrated for its creativity and unconventional sensibilities. If you can’t be one, you can probably be the other. Although […]

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Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

The Dada Empanada experience inspires lots of random observations. It’s probably best practice to number all the observations, in order to keep the data all at hand.* If you’re going to visit, you should call first, and make sure they’re open. The hours are basically 11am-11pm, but that timing seems to be flexible, and it’s […]

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Dada Empanada Opens University District Restaurant

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Dada Empanada Opens University District Restaurant

Tucked away on the corner of Summit and Chittenden, right in between Phamous Philly’s and the soon-to-open Rooks Tavern, the colorful storefront of Dada Empanada has opened to cater to your cravings for Latin-American cuisine. New Albany resident Elier Rodriguez, owner of Dada Empanada, moved back to Columbus from New York City to pursue his […]

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First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson First Look: Arepazo Latin Grill

We announced this past April that popular Venezuelan restaurant, El Arepazo, would be expanding to include a third venue in the city at 515 South High Street. Just four and half short months later, Arepazo Latin Grill is open for business. With seating enough for 145 guests, Arepazo Latin Grill is the ideal spot for […]

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Empanadas Return to Seventh Son Via Bolsanada

Walker Evans Walker Evans Empanadas Return to Seventh Son Via Bolsanada

A team of empanada entrepreneurs test-drove a food business concept at Seventh Son last year to see how crowds would react to their gourmet take on the popular latin dish. This weekend they’re ready to make their debut with a new name: Bolsanada. “We will be serving a joint food concept out of That Food […]

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Empanada Intifada Set to Open this Fall

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson

For those who may not be familiar, the empanada is, in many ways, the Spanish version of the calzone – a stuffed sandwich filled with either savory or sweet ingredients that’s usually baked or deep-fried. It was born as street food, but has grown into a very mature epicurean treat. Empanada Intifada’s mission is to […]

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