Thursday, June 16, 2011

Review: The Empanada House, Briarcliff Manor

I am a Yonkers resident, and don't often get up to Briarcliff Manor. On those rare occasions when I venture that far north, though, I usually stop by The Empanada House on Pleasantville Road. The Empanada House serves a wide variety of its eponymous pastries, which are an excellent alternative to pizza for diners in search of a quick meal.

The menu features meat-filled, vegetarian, and dessert empanadas, both traditional and "fusion". One classic is the beef "Mendocina" empanada, which is filled with ground beef flavored with green olives and red peppers. It's a good introduction to the empanada for carnivores. For vegetarians, the cheese and spinach empanadas are a good gateway to empanada addiction. The humita empanada, filled with ham, corn, and (if one so chooses) cheese, is a bit more of an acquired taste, but I like it. Dessert options are good as well, with guayaba and cheese being a stand-out. While most empanadas cost $3, the Empanada House often runs 2/$5 specials. All empanadas are typically fried, but you can request that they be baked.

If you are looking for a quick, light meal but want an alternative to pizza, check out The Empanada House if you are in the vicinity of Briarcliff Manor.

2 comments:

  1. I realize that you don't update this blog often and I run the risk of you never knowing I even commented but I suppose I'm willing to roll those dice and see where it gets me. (did that even make any sense? - probs not.)

    I love empanadas! All of the ones that you described sound delish. I haven't had one in years. I've made them a few times but to be honest, I'd rather leave it to the pro's. It's all in the dough and if you get it wrong-the whole thing is just ruined.

    You should update this blog more. I love food blogs and would be interested.
    Now that I'm "Following", I can come back and read some of your older stuff. :)

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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    4. The thief was not immersed in water for the forgiveness of his sins. Was the thief saved? YES.
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    FAITH: John 3:16
    REPENTANCE: Acts 2:38
    CONFESSION: Romans 10:9-10
    BAPTISM: Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21, Mark 16:16

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