Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Nonna's Empanadas

0 comments

Los Angeles, CA. If you're looking for handheld pockets of flavor, an afternoon venture across the world, or a simple stop, share, and sample, Nonna's Empanadas may offer up some satisfaction. The Argentinian eatery, located just off the 3rd Street Shopping District, opens up one family's kitchen and experience of food to its patrons. Try not to get overwhelmed by the available choices but be sure to give them a look: each waiting empanada is branded by its filling, golden to the eye, and seemingly limitless. Make the choice. Pick-up the order. Take a seat and let the tasting begin!

Cuban Empanadas







The empanadas at Nonna's include only a handful of ingredients but a burst of cultural tones. At times, the salt may seem liberally applied, though I've found this observation to be inconsistent. The dough is a flour blend that parallels a tortilla purposed for baking, and comes out neutral in flavor and soft to the bite. I fell in love with the Blue Cheese Empanada (Onions, Mozzarella Cheese, Blue Cheese), Cuban (Pork, Ham, Mustard, Cheese, Pickles), and Chicken and Jalapeño (Chicken, Onions, Jalapeño). The savory items always garnered my attention, but if you're a lover of Beef, Pork, Chicken, Cheese, Veggies, or Sweet the choices are plenty. Chimichurri Sauce (blend of garlic, parsley, olive oil and more), common to Argentinian food, is available table-side and for purchase.

Chimichurri Sauce





In the initial months of coming to Nonna's in 2011, their menu featured such items as an Empacho (Argentinian chorizo wrapped in dough with chimichurri), Tostino (melted provolone between toasted bread), Lomito (steak sandwich with cheese) and a Bean Salad (green beans, hard-boiled eggs, lightly seasoned). I came hungry and left comfortably full, each and every time. Now, the focus appears to be on the variety of empanadas, and rightly so.

The rush of hungry eaters, (yes, the loyal customers exist), comes in waves, but seating has never been a problem. If getting a spot during a lunch or dinner rush is of concern, ordering online makes for a quick and easy pick-up. A funny note, if you become a regular, check the wall lining the hallway. The restaurant owner sometimes takes pictures of his satisfied customers and posts them. Am I there? Yup!

Nonna's Empanadas
8570 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 385-0445
nonnasempanadas.com

Leave a Reply

Editor's Pics! with Andrew Y.


Hungry? Well you're in the right place! Be it a coffee shop, metro, or simply warming your seat at work, satisfy your love of food with Andrew's photo-heavy, recipe creation & restaurant recommendation site, eatTALK: food for blog, for lovers of all things food! Still hungry? Join him @eatTALK on Instagram in his #eattalk pictorial path to tasty and in addition to his written posts on eatTALK.net! Read Articles by Andrew...

Order Up!!

Welcome to eatTALK.net, Andrew's recipe and restaurant recommendation site for lovers of all things food! Know of a pop-up restaurant? An up-and-coming eatery? A culinary innovation or kitchen craving? E-mail your recommendations, questions, or comments and it just may be featured on the site!

Take a look around and begin satisfying your appetite, cravings, and food interests as you read about a few of my kitchen creations and recipe inspirations or great new, old, and simply favorite eats across the nation!

Now Serving!

Fresh on eatTALK: Bakeries

About eatTALK


eatTALK.net introduces you to visually interesting, flavor-enticing & aroma-seducing 'food for blog' at eateries across the country! From formal dining to food stands, a spectrum of eats will be covered in this growing list of restaurants and kitchen-inspired recipes! Whether you want to check out the most popularly read items, find a restaurant by cuisine or locale, or search the food archives, our website has it for you!

Stay tuned to "Order Up" for what's coming soon in food, recipes & events and "Now Serving" for what's already been eaten!

Andrew Y., eatTALK's Creator


Created by Andrew Y., eatTALK.net was the food-centered, fast-fix to a number of questions about his culinary adventures. Showcasing a smorgasbord of kitchen endeavors, delectable dines, and mouth-watering food photography, Andrew surely challenges the notion that 'food is JUST food.' Join him and his guests on eatTALK.net in a written and pictorial path to tasty!

Read More...

.

Get your eatTALK quenched by e-mail!

...delivering the freshest posts!

Editor's Pics on Instagram!! @eatTALK
 
eatTALK © 2011-2016 | FAQ | Contact
Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of its User Agreement and Privacy Policy.