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!