I'll admit I don't really know all that much (or anything at all) about empanadas because I've never had them before. Well, I guess I did have some sweet empanadas when I was a kid at a Mexican fast food restaurant, but I'm not counting them because they weren't real empanadas. In fact, they were empanada wannabes.
There was that day when my foodie pal Carl and I tried to track down the El Porteno food truck at the Ferry Building in San Francisco but it wasn't there so I was sad. LOL I had to console myself with ramen, creme brulee and falafels that day.
John Robbins and Jonathan Safran Foer discussed when I saw them at their book readings.
From the El Porteno Menu:
Prather Ranch Organic Dry-Aged Grass Feed Beef, Pimiento Stuffed Olives, Raisins,
Fulton Valley All Natural Chicken, Chicken Chorizo, Raisins, Olives.
JAMON Y QUESO
Prosciutto & fontina cheese.
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Organic Super Sweet Corn, Roasted Red Bell Peppers.
FUGAZZETA (cheese & onion)
Aged Cheddar Shaved Organic Onions, Oregano.
Fresh Seasonal Local Organic Mushrooms by Far West Fungi, Shallots, Parmesan Cheese, Crème Fraiche.
MARADONA (special order 6 or more)
Tomatoes, basil, mozzarella with
Oh the suspense... And a drum roll please...
Yup, I chose the Fugazzeta empanada.
Facebook group and have started following them on Twitter. After a visit to their website I realized that they serve beyond San Francisco! Their trucks travel to the East Bay, North Bay, Peninsula and South Bay. Good to know.
They even offer free delivery in San Francisco.
I'm still not an empanada connoisseur but now I'm definitely a fan :)