Empanadas Brought to You by the Recession

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Like many in the last few years, Nicolas Ibarzabal’s  job was in danger of being a casualty of the economic downturn.  He decided to channel his energy into creating his own business based around what he described as one of his “passions” — the empanada. With two other fellow Argentines 5411 Empanadas was  created.

Chicago has more than a few hoops food trucks have to jump through but 5411 Empanadas has managed to grow a following with regular daily spots. There are also plans to open a restaurant in Lincoln Park.

Seems like a silver lining to the economy can be that people are deciding to try a hand at doing what they love for a living.

Latin American Herald Tribune – Empanadas Catch On with Chicago Street Food Consumers.

4 thoughts on “Empanadas Brought to You by the Recession

  1. I can empathize. I started my food blog — budgetcookingblog.wordpress.com — after I got layed off from my job. It has been so much fun writing it that I’m now trying to get hired as a food writer, or some kind of content writer. Recession upside?

    1. I’ve seen it with some friends and personally have switched my career focus after being laid off. I’ll check out your blog. Good luck with the food/content writing!

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