Arepas. They're stuffed maize pancakes typical to Venezuala and Columbia. If you haven't yet tried one, here's your chance: long-time pop-up Arepa is about to open its first bricks-and-mortar shop — and its celebrating by giving away 100 free arepas this Saturday, June 16.
Previously, Arepa only popped up at markets, events and breweries — spending lots of time slinging the corn pancakes in the beer gardens of Grifter Brewing Co, Sauce Brewing Co and Young Henrys. The new shop is staying west-side, opening on Enmore Road opposite Jacoby's Tiki Bar.
The exact menu for the new store — and for the giveaway — has not yet been announced, but arepas on the pop-up's previous menus have included plantain, pulled pork, black beans and feta, and bacon and egg.
They're also promising that the giveaway, which kicks off at midday, will have options for vegetarians, gluten-free peeps and people that really love avo (which may be all of us). It's limited to one per person, but we're sure they'll be flying out the door so get in early.