Best Street Eats Minneapolis 2014 - Hola Arepa
When you have the opportunity to taste one of Hola Arepa's signature arepas, you may think that what you hold in your hand is just a cornmeal pocket filled with braised meat, cheese, beans, and sauce. But this item has been carefully and meticulously prepared by a pair of capable hands. Braised pork reaches a silky texture, redolent with peppery juices that will leave you licking your fingers. Each of the salsas brings a different level of heat along with a whole slew of flavors like garlic, twangy tomatillos, or charred tomatoes. Even the beverages are given the labor of love treatment, as in the lemonade gussied up with a little tart rhubarb syrup. Soon to be a brick-and-mortar business, Hola Arepa will continue to operate its food truck, and we will continue to find ourselves gazing at the horizon, waiting for a glimpse of the truck that makes our lunchtime dreams come true.