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Arepa Lady

Jen Sep 11, 2000 10:34 PM

Just curious -- how much does she charge for these yummy arepas I keep hearing so much about?

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    Heather RE: Jen Sep 15, 2000 12:47 AM

    I've only been there once (and it was absolutely sinful), and they were $2.50 for an arepa con queso.

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      Jenn RE: Heather Sep 25, 2000 04:22 PM

      Where, pray tell, is the Arepa Lady?

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        Helen RE: Jenn Sep 25, 2000 05:40 PM

        "They seek her here, they seek her there, those Chowhounds seek her everywhere"

        But they can only find her under the El on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Hts. (For tips on exact location and optimum timing for finding the Arepa Lady, not to mention hints on what to order, try a search from the Home Page, voluminous hits will result.)

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          Jason "Ride the snake" Perlow RE: Helen Sep 26, 2000 10:50 AM

          I love the way he describes her in that article.

          I think the Arepa lady is Jim Leff's equivalent to Jim Morrison's ghostly indian chief that keeps appearing to him wherever he goes. She's the ghost of the Arepa Ladies of time immortal.

          Does she really exist? Or is she behind the Doors of Perception?

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          Jim Leff RE: Jenn Sep 25, 2000 06:32 PM


          use link below


          Link: http://www.chowhound.com/writing/arep...

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            SLO RE: Jim Leff Jul 29, 2006 11:11 AM

            Couldn't open the link, got the "404 - page not found" message?
            OOPS .. just noticed I was responding to a post that is over 5 yrs old ...no wonder I got the 404

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        keith RE: aureliano buendia Jul 28, 2006 09:54 PM

        Regarding "Arepera" I think you mean palindrome (read the same forwards and backwards) and not onomatopoeia.

        Regarding Arepas, I'm not sure where you're from, but there are a few serviceable Arepera's in Manhattan. Flor's Kitchen was the original, but Caracas Arepa Bar is the best. Of course, this doesn't quite rival the carts out at the Red Hook Ball Fields, or anything you could find on the street in Venezuela, but it's a pretty good facimile.

        1. Steve R RE: Jen Jul 28, 2006 10:16 PM

          Hey, now we're talking Chowhound... the new site is officially christened... an arepa lady post! (where has Mina been lately? Dom's on the board).

          At any rate, I'm not sure you (keith) realize that you've responded to an over 5 year old thread (Perlow?!) but I have a question for you: are there arepas at the Red Hook ballfields? I get the papusas, the enchiladas, the tacos, the ceviche & the tortillas. Where are the arepas? I want some. Thanks.

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            babar ganesh RE: Steve R Jul 29, 2006 11:04 AM

            i haven't seen arepas at the ballfields, so you will have to bring your own if you want some.

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              keith RE: Steve R Aug 3, 2006 07:20 PM

              I have seen Arepas at the Red Hook Fields. Also I've seen lots of Salvadorian pupusas. And of course some delicious tacos. the post I was responding to above, was from someone who posted the same thing on every single arepa post on the board. The moderators subsequently removed that post, but left mine, making me look like I was responding to a non-existant post.

            2. Joe MacBu RE: Jen Jul 29, 2006 05:48 AM

              Damn inflation. Just had one tonight and it's up to 3 bucks.

              1. squid kun RE: Jen Jul 29, 2006 05:54 AM

                I see on http://www.myspace.com/arepalady that she's pulling a three-night weekend and working Sunday 7/30 (in addition to her usual Friday and Saturday nights).

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                  Chas RE: squid kun Jul 29, 2006 05:35 PM

                  Just went to her page and saw that she's single!!!! Now for any single guys out there that REALLY love her Arepas....well just think: if things work out, you could get them free!!!!

                2. el jefe RE: Jen Jul 29, 2006 07:54 PM

                  She may be single, but she's 99 years old!

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