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Standing Room Only: Lito's Empanadas

Founded in 2007 by Carlos Escalante, Lito's sells empanadas and only empanadas in a very tiny storefront in Lincoln Park (though a second location is preparing open soon in Little Italy). Sure, there are a few stools next to a counter by the window, but the employee looked at me like I was crazy when I said I would be eating in. More

Weekend Cook and Tell Round Up: Savory Pies

Chicken empanadas. [Photograph: Sarah @ Short Stop] Last week on the Weekend Cook and Tell challenge we asked all of you to forgo your ideas about pies being sweet and fruity confections. We wanted you to think outside the pastry box and create savory pies, quiches, emapanadas, pasties, and turnovers. Winter months proved to be the perfect time for all of you to test out your non dessert baking skills. Our responses were full of crusty and flaky goodness. Check them out, after the jump.... More

Deal of the Day: Havana Central

On Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m., Havana Central (the Union Square and West End locations) will offer $1 empanadas. Flavors include chicken, beef, broccoli and cheese, and occasionally shrimp. Union Square: 22 East 17th Street (b/n Broadway and 5th... More

Photo of the Day: Empanadas in Chile

From April 13 to 19, I traveled around Chile with two other American food journalists on a culinary media trip. Here's another snapshot from that week. —Robyn Lee Photograph by roboppy In case you didn't know, Serious Eats' editorial assistant Robyn Lee is currently on assignment in Chile. She'll have more to report next week when she gets back, but for now, here's an example of some of the awesome food she's been eating down in South America.... More

Deep Fried Balls of Goodness

Technically, the empanadas at Lincoln Park's Lito's Empanadas are not balls, rather more like half moons. But they're definitely deep fried and good. Colombian-born Carlos Escalante and his wife, Eve, used to make the deep fried stuffed dough packets for... More

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