Empanada Mama

Empanada Mama Opening its Larger Location at 95 Allen Tomorrow

Last modified September 1, 2017 at 5:22 pm

Down the stretch it comes. Yes, Empanada Mama is finally nearing the finish line on Allen Street, albeit a few months behind schedule. We are told by staff that the new outpost is opening for business tomorrow. Another refugee from the scorched earth activities of landlord-developer Ben Shaoul at Orchard and East Houston, the Colombian […]

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Empanada Mama Reopening Soon at Larger 95 Allen Street Location

Last modified August 29, 2017 at 11:44 pm

Empanada Mama is nearing the finish line down at 95 Allen Street. For the last five months, owner Socrates Nanas has been converting the dual storefronts previously occupied by Sorella (and Stellina). Debut was originally slated for June, so it’s now running some three months behind schedule. The two rooms are starting to come together, […]

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Empanada Mama Closes Its East Houston HQ Ahead of Shaoul’s 10-Story Condo Tower; New Location Opening Soon

Posted April 8, 2015 at 5:00 am

And then there were two… For the last year, the northeast corner of East Houston and Orchard Streets has been dying a slow death in the lead up to its resurrection as a beacon of luxury. You can thank Ben “Sledgehammer” Shaoul for the loss of local favorites like Bereket and the Lobster Joint. He’s […]

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Empanada Mama Breaks Ground on Allen Street; Full Liquor License Sought

Last modified March 6, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Empanada Mama is heading toward full upgrade in every sense of the word. Not only will the Colombian joint open a much larger location south of Delancey this spring, but it’s also on the hunt for an OP liquor license. As previously reported, Empanada Mama last month signed a lease at 95 Allen Street, formerly home […]

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Forced from East Houston, Empanada Mama is Moving to Former Sorella Space on Allen Street

Posted February 9, 2015 at 5:00 am

Emma Hearst and Sarah Krathen operated Sorella for a solid six years at 95 Allen Street and became a local hit. The Italian joint was loved by many, yet its demise in May 2014 came as a suprise. In its absence, however, the store itself was unable to procure a reasonable replacement. Until now. 95 […]

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Lucky’s Famous Burgers May Soon Close; Empanada Mama Rumored as Replacement

Last modified July 10, 2014 at 4:20 pm

We’ve been hearing lots of chatter that Lucky’s Famous Burgers may soon throw in the towelette, as it were. Earlier real estate listings for 147 East Houston via Massey Knakal had all but telegraphed this. Apparently the owner is looking to move the burger joint to midtown, closer to his other two locations, and look to […]

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Empanada Mama Express Now Serving at 189 East Houston

Posted November 9, 2012 at 6:48 am

Three months of Empanada Mama teaser signage, and we now have liftoff at 189 East Houston.

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Empanada Mama Opening at 189 East Houston

Last modified August 14, 2012 at 11:24 am

The revolving door of restaurants at 189 East Houston is about to receive its latest entrant. A Latin joint from Hell’s Kitchen.

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