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The Venezuelan arepa and cachapa shop will begin serving liquor—particularly Venezuelan rums—and add 12-15 cocktails to its beverage menu this spring. A new, 70-seat covered patio will provide a tropical-feeling respite for diners to kick back and indulge.
Venezuela-born Lis Hernandez has been feeding Atlantans arepas at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market since 2012. This summer, she moved the second location of Arepa Mia (first opened in 2014) from Decatur to Avondale Estates, where she has a patio, more parking, and new menu items.
Ever since I arrived in Atlanta nine months ago, I've been wondering: Where are the female chefs? Long have professional kitchens employed women as pastry chefs, but there are still relatively few female headliners, here and elsewhere.