Nashville, TN
Nashville, TN

Pork Arepas


Wilco Fusion Grill

Pork Arepas

Wilco Fusion Grill
9040 Carothers Parkway
Franklin, Tennessee, 37067
(615) 472-1332
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It has taken me 17 years to find this! I first tasted an arepa on a beach in Puerto Rico and have been searching in vain for a replica ever since . The second I crunched into this pork arepa at Wilco’s Fusion Grill, I realized my search was over. The shell, made from pre-cooked corn masa, had a crispy surface with a fluffy interior soaked in juices from its filling. And oh what a filling! The savory flavor of tender, juicy, marinated grilled pork was flanked by sweet plantains, creamy Gouda, salty feta and ripe tomatoes. Then the lime and cilantro chime in with another layer of bright freshness. Impeccable and much closer than Puerto Rico. On exiting, I met the chef’s eye: I’ll be back! And I will , soon.

DISHED UP BY...

Brad Blankenship

Brad Blankenship is a retired integrative medicine doctor who has resided in Nashville for over 50 years. He, along with his wife Lulu Burns-Keller travel the US in search of new flavors. Together, they write, photograph and review for Beyondish in the Nashville area and beyond.

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