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carlton pierre

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Ever had...? Fri, 11/12/04 10:22 PM (permalink)
Empanadas. I am crazy about empanadas, yet I've only seen them in Miami. Doeas anyone else have access to these gems?

carl reitz
 
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    carlton pierre

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    RE: Ever had...? Fri, 11/12/04 10:24 PM (permalink)
    The other thing I wanted to ask about was Parabillas? An Argentinian grilled meat served at your table. Again, I have only seen in Miami. They're everywhere there.

    carl reitz
     
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      UncleVic

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      RE: Ever had...? Fri, 11/12/04 10:32 PM (permalink)
      Empanadas... Is that the deep fried flour shell stuffed with pie filling??
       
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        Jennifer_4

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        • Location: Fresno, CA
        RE: Ever had...? Sat, 11/13/04 3:01 AM (permalink)
        we have em here in Fresno..but only the sweet kind.. except at the La Paella, our tapas place.. they are awesome there.
         
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          BT

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          • Location: San Francisco, CA
          RE: Ever had...? Sat, 11/13/04 11:43 AM (permalink)
          This isn't my review--I haven't been there--but it's one example of a place in SF serving them. I'm pretty sure I've seen them in many others (including some that are cheaper than $$$ which in SF means "stuff your wallet before leaving home"):
          quote:
          SAN FRANCISCO
          Alma
          A pioneer in Latin cuisine, Johnny Alamilla mixes different tastes from
          all over Latin America. Although the food can be uneven, the ceviches,
          empanadas and chipi chipi are standouts. (M.B.)
          RATING: TWO AND A HALF STARS
          PRICE: $$$
          NOISE: FOUR BELLS
          Dinner 5:30-10:30 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 5:30-11:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. Reservations
          and credit cards OK. Full bar. Difficult street parking. 1101 Valencia St. (at
          22nd), San Francisco; (415) 401-8959
           
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            Tony Bad

            RE: Ever had...? Sat, 11/13/04 12:31 PM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by carlton pierre

            Empanadas. I am crazy about empanadas, yet I've only seen them in Miami. Doeas anyone else have access to these gems?

            carl reitz


            On Roosevelt Ave in Queens NY you can't fall down without banging your head on a place that has good empanadas! A treat I like to pick up when heading to Mets games. It is important to bring good food to a Mets game, so at least something there will be good.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              RE: Ever had...? Sat, 11/13/04 2:41 PM (permalink)
              Some years ago we had an exchange student from Chile living in our home. One day, as a treat for us, she decided to make empanadas and she had my wife buy a tenderloin. When my wife brought it home, Jasna cut it up and put it through the grinder. She explained that her mother always ground up tenderloins for empanadas.
               
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                Danmel

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                RE: Ever had...? Sun, 11/14/04 9:48 AM (permalink)
                On lower Braodway, not too far from the battery there is Ruben's Empanadas- they make great black bean soup too. In Washington D.C. we ate at a place called Julie's Empanadas- but I couldn't tell you where it was.
                 
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                  Mark in Ohio

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                  RE: Ever had...? Sun, 11/14/04 11:52 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Danmel

                  On lower Braodway, not too far from the battery there is Ruben's Empanadas- they make great black bean soup too. In Washington D.C. we ate at a place called Julie's Empanadas- but I couldn't tell you where it was.


                  Julia's Empanadas has two locations in Washington, D.C.:

                  1000 Vermont Avenue NW
                  (202) 789-1878

                  and

                  1410 U Street NW
                  (202) 387-4100

                  A tip of the hat and Thanx to DexOnline.com: Yellow Pages
                   
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                    kland01s

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                    • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
                    RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 1:27 PM (permalink)
                    Tango Argentinean Steakhouse at 5 West Jackson in Naperville, Il. does a real nice job of empanadas. They have beef, pork, chicken and cheese or you can order a combo plate. Just about everything we have had here has been good though I did not like the Argentine form of potato salad because it had peas and carrots.
                     
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                      IansMom

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                      RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 1:46 PM (permalink)
                      theres an Argentinean place here in Louisville that has them.. but god for the life of me I can't remember the name..LOL
                       
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                        Danmel

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                        RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 1:50 PM (permalink)
                        In Seattle, they have lamb empanadas at the Buenos Aires Grill on Virginia Street- they have great steaks too.
                         
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                          Lone Star

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                          RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 1:58 PM (permalink)



                          Natchitoches, LA is famous for their "meat pies" which are similar to an empanda. My brother makes them from scratch for special occasions, but here is a place where you can order them online"

                          http://www.lasyones.com
                           
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                            carlton pierre

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                            RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 2:28 PM (permalink)
                            Hey Lonestar, thanks for the web link. However, that was one spicey meatball paying $67 for a dozen meat pies!
                            I got desperate over the weekend and had an apple empanada from Taco Bell over the weekend. It really was just a fried pie like you'd get at McD's.
                            I've tried making my own using biscuit dough but that was a failure. I may try using a pie crust, or a crescent roll mix.

                            carl reitz
                             
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                              EdSails

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                              RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 4:49 PM (permalink)
                              I used to make empanadas every year for a summer solstice paella party that I attended. These days, I usually go to a place in Los Angeles called Empanada Palace, on Sawtelle Bl. in West Los Angeles. Great selection, authentic and downright inexpensive!
                               
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                                carlton pierre

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                                RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 4:53 PM (permalink)
                                OK, Ed. Can you help me? I'd love to make some empanadas here at home but not sure how to fix the crust. Can you shed some light?

                                carl reitz
                                 
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                                  Lone Star

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                                  • Location: Houston, TX
                                  RE: Ever had...? Mon, 11/15/04 4:54 PM (permalink)
                                  They were pricey alright! I'll bet you can find a recipe and make your own dough. My brother says the secret is to put the pies in the freezer a little while before frying them so they do not get soggy with grease.
                                   
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                                    Jayla

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                                    RE: Ever had...? Fri, 04/8/05 6:26 AM (permalink)
                                    Over here in Northern Jersey there's places that sell Empanadas on every block (LoL) Literally... even some small corner stores sell 'em....
                                     
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