Small Group Dinner - Salvadoran Cuisine at La Salvadorenita Pupuseria

NEW DATE - MARCH 8!  SORRY FOR THE CHANGE!

Let's stay in Latin America for this next Small Group Dinner . . .  I learned to love the food of El Salvador when I lived in the D.C. area in my 20s, so I am very excited to try this Salvadoran hole-in-the-wall restaurant in Norcross and rekindle my love affair with the pupusa!  (On the day after Valentine's Day, no less.)

Though it sounds modest, La Savadorenita Pupuseria has gotten some rave reviews on yelp:  http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-salvadorenita-pupuseria-y-taqueria-norcross?nb=1.  I just called and spoke to the proprietor and she was very gracious and said they look forward to welcoming our group in  February. 

For those who have not tried them, pupusas are grilled patties made of corn flour (similar to arepas), which can be served with cheese, pork or a combination of these mixed into the dough.  They are traditionally accompanied by a side of tangy marinated cabbage slaw and and a bit of creme.  Add a side of fried plantain or fried yucca and I can hardly imagine a tastier meal! 

Being a true hole-in-the-wall, La Salvadorenita has no online menu that I've found, but you can read the yelp.com reviews to get a sense of their other offerings, which include sopa de gallina (chicken soup), tamales, and tacos al pastor.  They do not serve alcohol, but the proprietor has no problem with us bringing in a bottle of wine or two for our group.

Look forward to seeing many of you there!

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  • Patti

    Hi, All, Really enjoyed our meal and conversation last night! Thanks to those of you who made it out! For the four no-shows, please keep in mind that your holding onto a space for this event, but then failing to attend, prevented others on the wait-list from being able to come. Perhaps something came up for you at the last minute, but even then it would have been appreciated for you to update your RSVP status on this site. A group like ours that focuses on restaurant events relies on the accuracy of the head count for logistical reasons. In the past, our attendance rate for events has been excellent -- often 100%. Let's try to continue that trend!

    1 · March 9

  • Patti

    FYI, one of the Yelp reviews for this restaurant says it occupies the back half of a Brusters ice cream at the corner of Jimmy Carter Blvd. and Buford Hwy. Sounds like the restaurant can be easily overlooked, so thought I'd pass this info along. See you all soon!

    1 · March 8

    • Patti

      Wow! You can tell she's a real expert by the movement of her hands. She makes it look easy, but I'm sure I'd have a much messier result if I tried my hand.

      March 8

  • Patti

    I spoke to the restaurant today and we're good to go for tomorrow night's dinner, but please note that there is no reservation in my name or otherwise for our group, as they say we do not need one. Also, our ability to BYOB is now in doubt. When I called a couple of months ago I was told it would be okay to bring a bottle of wine, but today I was told it's not okay.

    March 7

  • Patti

    Hi, All, Just a quick note to let you all know that the RSVP headcount max for this event has been reached and there are 3 people on the wait list. Therefore, if your plans have changed and you can no longer attend, please take a minute now to update your RSVP on the event site. Thanks! I'm looking forward to pupusas on Saturday! Yum! - Patti

    1 · March 5

  • lyndyn

    Thanks, Susan T. Sorry you have to miss it but I'll take your spot.

    1 · March 4

  • A former member
    A former member

    Someone take my spot. Meetup has been responding strangely. Hope this msg and RSVP no is seen.

    1 · March 2

  • A former member
    A former member

    Someone can have my spot. Have work to make up. Sorry to miss.

    1 · March 2

  • Monica

    Sorry I won't be able to attend - didn't realize this date is during spring break. I look forward to the next dinner!

    1 · February 28, 2014

  • lyndyn

    Rats, I thought this was my retreat weekend so I didn't sign up. Turns out retreat is in 2 more weeks. I'm on the wait list; comida salvadoreña - yum.

    February 4, 2014

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