When I returned to the United States after a stint in South America, I feared I'd be unable to find empanadas, that nearly perfect food that stuffs pastry pockets with savory filling. My quest eventually took me toEmpanada Express Grill
, at 2600 East Street in Golden, where owner Isabel Campos proffers empanadas inspired by her home country of Venezuela. I found more than just empanadas at Empanada Express, though, including this platter full of Venezuelan classics. Campos cooks up arepas, of course, a Venezuelan dish more famous than empanadas.
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In fact, her menu offers a remarkable look at another culinary world. And were the empanadas worth the trip? Find out when my review is posted here tomorrow, along with more photos.