Empellon Al Pastor: Taking Tacos to the Next Level

By Danielle Bimston

Over at Empellon, they’re taking tacos to the next level.  Mixing traditional Mexican style with Lebanese immigrant flare, the chefs at Empellon Al Pastor are making pork “shepherd’s style”. Here lies the birth of an amazing Mexican fusion restaurant.

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While so many chefs face immense pressure to find an innovative approach to cuisine, those at Empellon Al Pastor have found comfort and success in keeping things simple and authentic. Here’s how the magic happens in the kitchen:

  1. Pork meat is sliced thin
  2. The meat is dressed with a green salsa, followed by a red one
  3. Finally, a sliver of pineapple and a bit of onion is added
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Photo Credit: nydiningguide.com

See, how simple! Over at Empellon Al Pastor, this is how they operate; keeping it savory. But, it doesn’t stop with the meat. Their tortillas are created in-house as well! In a process called Nixtamalization, field corn is boiled and ground into aromatic masa for their tortillas (they’re gluten free!).  And, you never have to worry that your tortilla isn’t fresh because this cooking technique happens in the kitchen every single morning.

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Photo Credit: ny.eater.com

Who doesn’t want a taste of the freshest food around town? Bring Empellon Al Pastor to your office and try their Beef & Caramelized Onion Tacos, Red Chili Pork Tacos, or for vegetarians, Nopales (that’s cactus, how unique!). There’s nothing better than spicing things up with a fresh fusion of two distinct tastes.

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#SadDeskLunch Round-Up: Keep Submitting for Free Lunch & Cupcakes!

 

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It’s been two weeks since we’ve started our promotion with #SadDeskLunch and we have seen some endearingly abysmal submissions. There’s still time to show us your #SadDeskLunch photos here to win FREE lunch and cupcakes! With free cupcakes on the line, why wouldn’t you submit a picture? Check out some of the latest below and let us know which picture you think is most deserving of our lunch hack and free cupcakes!

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A single tortilla in front of an outdated computer. The epitome of a #SadDeskLunch
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Is that turkey or chicken? One thing that we do know: it is sad.
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Nothing says “#SadDeskLunch” like a heated up burrito.
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A #SadDeskLunch Classic: Leftovers.
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Pre-cooked rice, questionable broth. We’ve all been there.

Be sure to watch and share our #SadDeskLunch video starring Kira Fischer, the founder of the #SadDeskLunch blog!

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