Monday, March 30, 2009

Sur Empanadas

A new yuppie restaurant opened in my neighborhood recently called, Sur Empanadas where the meats are organic, the packaging is made from 100% recycled paper and the electricity is generated from wind energy. I stopped by for lunch yesterday and ordered the beef empanadas /salteña, which were delicious.

Sunnyside (my neighborhood) has a huge South American population so it is fairly easy to find cuisines from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. There are also ample Irish bars and Korean eateries, which make up most of the businesses in the neighborhood.

So do you have a favorite cuisine?

Update: There are a few questions on how the restaurant generated wind energy. In NYC, we have the option of purchasing electricity generated from fossil fuel (petroleum) or wind energy (more expensive). Basically, the wind energy is generated upstate and sold to the utility company. The utility company turns around and sells the wind generated energy to consumers at a higher price. Now, how the utility company differentiate or partition the source of energy to the consumer is a whole different question altogether.

22 comments:

Jacob said...

Why is it that every time after looking at your blog, I head to the refrigerator?

Sheesh!

Thinking Fool said...

MEXICAN!!! Love it!

b13 said...

WHY oh WHY do I always find these posts late at night? That looks sooooo freakin' scrumptious!

Janice said...

this looks delicious.. i wish i could just grab it from the screen.

teahouse said...

Those look delicious! And a lot like the delicious grass-fed beef empanadas we had in Argentina.

I love all sorts of food - that's why I'm the ultimate New Yorker!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I love all food, & though I am a vegetarian, this looks delicious.

Babzy said...

Indian !

Tamera said...

Oh man that looks delicious!

Susu said...

I love country French cookin' with hearty salads and ham and cheese filled crepes.

B Squared said...

Wind energy in NYC? Where are the turbines?

Mo said...

Yum. Now I need to go and get some food.

jen laceda said...

It's only 9:36 am in Toronto, and you're already making me hungry! (I tend to skip breakfast)

Joni said...

This looks so good! I love Italian food mostly but, anything from South of the border is comfort food for sure!

marley said...

These look like Cornish Pasties! I can't stand pastry so I couldn't begin to eat these!

My favourite cuisine has got to be Italian :)

Daryl said...

Looks tasty .. where/how do they get the wind from .. the customers?

Love me some pizza but its too fattening so I rarely indulge .. grilled tuna is my fav fav

oldmanlincoln said...

That bread or whatever it is looks ready to fill my belly. Wow. I would go for that too.

I like the idea of wind energy.

• Eliane • said...

Those are huge!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I love empanadas. When I travel to Argentina, I eat them everyday. So good!

Monika N. said...

Oh my, they look so good!

My fave food would be Asian with Indian and Vietnamese at the top of the list. In Europe, it would be Italian.

golublog said...

THose empanadas looks so good.

Gecko said...

I can honestly say if there was a cafe/resturaunt opened up in town with those same methods (wind energy, etc) I would definetly go there!

SP said...

I'm with you on the Cornish pasties. They used to make them so men could take them down the mines, eat them with dirty hands and then throw the big crust away! They are still weirdly popular in the UK but these look better...