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Argentine Sandwiches & Empanadas Lunch And Historic Downtown Covina Walking Tour

  • Nov 10, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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Please Note: Read the directions carefully below BEFORE RSVPing 'Yes' for this event.

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.

2) This event is 2 parts that are a la carte, meaning you don't have attend one part to attend the other. You choose which one you want to participate in.

3) The first part involves lunch at Tito's Market at 11 AM.

Bring about $20 in CA$H to settle your portion of the bill.

Menu at Tito's Market:

4) The 2nd part involves a FREE walking tour of Historic Downtown Covina at 1 PM.

5) When you arrive at either venue, call me at:[masked]-4099. Do not text me.

These two events were recommended by PP member Sandy.

Sandy loves empanadas and she told me her favorite place in LA county is Tito's Market in El Monte. Sandy also said Downtown Covina is a lovely place to walk. I found out Covina offers a FREE waking tour once a month of their historic district. So come join me for an Argentine lunch at El Monte and then a walking tour of Covina.

First Part: Lunch at Tito's Market at 11 AM

From Tito's Market website:

Yelp reviews:

"If you're curious and want to try something new for a change, then this is the place for you. Tito’s Market has been making the best Argentine style sandwiches for years in the community of El Monte. They carry a large variety of Argentine sandwiches, wines & meats. They have a full service Argentine butcher style shop. Most of the world already knows, Argentine people are famous for their barbeque style foods (Churrascos). This is a great place to pick up their Argentine flank steak (pronounced en-tra-nia). Tito's also carries fresh made Empanadas (Argentine meat stuffed pastries) and sells them by the dozen. This is not a sit down restaurant, yet there are a couple of tables. 

There is nothing wrong getting your order to go. Most people mainly go here to pick up their BBQ meats, a couple dozen empanadas and a bottle of Argentine wine. This is a great source for party sandwiches.  They make to order really big style sandwiches.

There's a small eating area inside the grocery store so you can stay a while if you want to eat through the long list of sandwiches. We highly recommend the ground beef empanadas and the New York steak sandwiches.

It's a grocery store with many Argentinean goods and wines, a meat counter, a dessert display, and a hot food counter where you can order empanadas and a long list of sandwiches.

Tito's Market is located on Garvey Avenue, a few streets over from Rosemead Boulevard. While Latino and Asian businesses dot SoCal, this area seems to have an even distribution of both, all blended together. Look for the signage on the street because the market is located far inside the parking lot of the strip mall."

2nd Part: FREE Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Covina at 1 PM

125 E College St, Covina

From the Covina Historical Society website:

"Delightful informative tour of Covina's historic downtown business district. More than 60% of the buildings were built at the turn of the last century. Noted Covina historian, Bill Stone uses historic photographs and his extensive knowledge of the area to guide visitors through early Covina and its pioneer residents. Admission is free!

Downtown Tour

Local Historican Bill Stone guides visitors on a walking tour of Covina's charming historic downtown area. The tour lasts about an hour. Wear comfortable walking shoes and meet at the Firehouse Jail Museum behind City Hall. Tours  leave promptly at 1:15pm.

Firehouse Jail Museum

It is a wonderful community museum that features a comprehensive collection of everything citrus. Original records from the Covina Citrus Association can be found, meteorological records for the area, juicers, advertisements, production records, tax information and a rare collection of original packing crate labels can be found in this unique museum."

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I've been to Tito's many times. The food is great, it gets very busy at lunchtime. I always order extra beef empanadas to take home, they heat up great in the oven for days. The cold-cut sandwich is good, very simple but the fresh bread and simplicity is what makes it, another great item to take home for later too. All of their sandwiches are wrapped in heavy butcher paper. When I go out on foodie excursions I usually have a small cooler in my car to bring perishables home in. Enjoy!

    November 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a larger group than I'd planned on and I have a lot to get done this weekend. Please enjoy and I hope to join another day! Thanks for organi

    November 6, 2013

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