[Photo yesterday by Steven]
In case you missed our post from last Thursday... Che Cafe is now open at 86 E. Seventh St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
This quick-serve venture is run by Mark Merker, who started Harry's and Benny's Burritos in 1987.
Here's his story via the Che Cafe website:
I have long enjoyed empanadas and their culinary cousins from around the world including the Indian samosa, Chinese dumpling, and Jewish knish.
Empanadas make great on the go street food. Given the many versions from around the world, they present endless possibilities for including different tastes from many cultures. I am excited by the opportunity to borrow from each the essence of flavor that I love and share it with you.
So I came up with Chechenitas, an empanada pouch. They are a small, easy to eat on the go item. Better yet, the pouch means less bread and more delicious filling. Please give them a try and let me know what you think.
You can find Che Cafe's offerings here.
The small space was home until last fall to Abraço, who moved across Seventh Street.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Che Cafe bringing empanada pockets to 7th Street