A dream 10 years in the making has finally taken form in Crestwood.
Longtime friends Gabriel Frankel and Raul Blanco opened the windows to Gara Empanada on March 7. The drive-through or walk-up restaurant in the Pioneer Village parking lot off Veterans Memorial Parkway serves seven flavors of empanadas accompanied by homemade sauces.
“Every country has a form of empanada with a different name or style,” Blanco said. “We are trying to offer the best empanada for the community.”