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The registrar of food holidays has declared that today, April 8th is National Empanada Day and that means bargain empanadas around Philadelphia.
Cuba Libre is celebrating by offering empanadas for just one dollar between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, all month, the Old City Cuban restaurant is donating 50 cents of all empanada sales to Philabundance. In addition to the charitable effort, each empanada purchased will earn a raffle ticket. At the end of the month, all tickets will be entered into a drawing with the winner claiming free empanadas for a year.
Jose Garces's Rosa Blanca is also offering dollar empanadas. All day, the cheese empanadas are being discounted. So head out and celebrate the empanada.
Masitas de puerco. Photography by Michael Persico
Jose Garces can take you places. And the most compelling ones are those you’d have the hardest time reaching on your own. That’s why Amada, with its broad embrace of Spain, has always been second in my book to Tinto’s deep dive into Basque country. And it’s one reason JG Domestic’s all-American pantry, for all its ambition, has always felt more expendable than Distrito’s gaudy fantasia of luchador masks and tequila-cured ceviche.
So if there was any silver lining to the closure of Chifa, whose Peruvian-Chinese cuisine was Garces’s most inspired adventure, it was the news that its replacement would be a destination that gets stamped on even fewer American passports: a Cuban diner.
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Citypaper is reporting (and Eater is confirming) that Yun Fuentes is out at Rosa Blanca. Already.
Yeah, the place has only been open about a month. And yeah, it seemed like Fuentes was doing good work there. And double-yeah, he’s been with the Garces organization for a long time. But it looks like he’s out of the kitchen (and the Garces Group entirely) and ex Tinto sous chef Jose Olmeda is now standing in his place.
You can check out the whole story (or what there is of it at the moment) over at Eater.
Jose Olmeda Replaces Yun Fuentes At Rosa Blanca [Eater]