Serving some of the most delicious pupusas in the East Bay
Location: CA-San Francisco
Story Date: 9/12/2018
Author: Elly Schmidt-Hopper
Xinia Cruz shows off her El Salvadoran-style empanadas, which are made with ripe plantains and deep-fried. A few Saturdays ago, after a lively wedding, many bottles of wine, and the resulting hangover, I laid on the floor of my bedroom and craved sancocho de res, a beef soup made with yuca and corn that had saved me many times when I lived Colombia. I hadn't eaten sancocho in years, but in that moment I needed it urgently. A hangover craving is a particularly potent craving — longing driven by desperation — and yet, I failed. I couldn't find sancocho de res, or even a Colombian restaurant. Turns out, in the East Bay there are few restaurants from any country south of Mexico.
Place Category: Food & Drink
Story Category: Review of a Place