Eat All of the Empanadas at Jezabel’s Cafe This Week

The Argentinian cafe in Fitler Square is doing it up for National Empanada Day.


Photo by Alex Beaufort

Photo by Alex Beaufort

Next Saturday, April 8th, is apparently National Empanada Day. Obviously, that’s not a real holiday, or even an official one, but it means empanadas for all, and buttery pockets of meat is never a bad thing.

Jezabel’s Cafe, the adorable little thing at the corner of 26th and Pine, is ramping up production for three days leading up to the weekend because chef-owner Jezabel Carega wants to show off her empanada prowess.

Here’s what’s on deck:

  • Thursday, April 6: Chilean Empanadas filled with “Pino” – a traditional filling with cubed beef, caramelized onions, black olives, raisins and hard boiled eggs.
  • Friday, April 7: Colombian Empanadas made of white corn dough and filled with shredded chicken, seasoned with saffron and tomatoes.
  • Saturday, April 8: all-day empanadas (no sandwiches or quiche will be available at the café this day).
    • Beef
    • Chicken
    • Ham
    • Spinach
    • Humita (spicy corn)
    • Lentejas (vegan lentils)
    • Empanada de Queso (cheese and onions)

Jezabel’s Cafe [Foobooz]