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New Empanada Shop Opens Friday on Nicollet

Boludo empanadas will open next to Nighthawks tomorrow

Empanadas are served starting tomorrow
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The man who created Martina’s beguiling empanadas will open a new restaurant tomorrow called Boludo Empanadas in the former Birdie’s space selling a whole selection of those dough wrapped delicacies along with pizzas. Facundo De Fraia, the empanada mastermind has now partnered with with Teddy Kordonowy, who comes from working at Lowry Hill Meats to open the shop.

De Fraia moved to the Twin Cities from San Diego to help Daniel del Prado open Martina and create one of the break-out dishes on Martina’s opening menu. His empandas begin with a recipe he learned from his 94 year-old grandmother.

The counter-service restaurant will serve five empandas and five pizzas with just twenty seats available in the wee spot. Beverage options will include beer, wine and one drink: Fernet and Coca-Cola.

Boludo Empanadas opens tomorrow at 11 am.

Boludo Empanadas

3749 Nicollet Avenue, Minneapolis, MN Visit Website