On Wednesday evening, I headed to Durham with Andrea Bates of Good Girl Gone Redneck to take part in the NC Social meet up she and Kate Kelly (Life of a Ginger) helped arrange at Makus Empanadas. Before this adventure I had never had an empanada, but had heard great things and the guys at Makus did not disappoint.
Owners Hernan, Santiago, and Ricky were gracious and welcoming from the start. The pride and enthusiasm they have in their restaurant, their Argentinean heritage, and, of course, their food – is contagious. I think all of us could have hung out and chatted with them all night. As the evening went on, the restaurant faded away and it felt more like we were hanging out in their kitchen.
The conversation and story of how they reached this point was as captivating as the food was mouthwatering. Now, I’m the first to admit I’m not a food expert. I like what I like. It’s as simple as that. Y’all, I loved these empanadas. No matter which option(s) you order, they are all correct. Try them. Then try them with the chimichurri sauce.
Even their giant Empanada dropped by for the fun. Naturally, I had to have a photo! How often do you get to hug an empanada?
The night was so enjoyable, we closed the place down. Literally.
Thanks again to Makus Empanadas for hosting us and treating us to a fun night out! Looking forward to my next visit.
Have you ever had empanadas? Which is your favorite flavor?
Disclosure: our evening was fully hosted by Makus Empanadas, but all thoughts/opinions in this post are strictly my own.