Food & Drink

Authentic arepas and... pasta?

Hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband, cause they're arepa-ing everything at El Arepazo 2. Brickell's just-opened Venezuelan spot's stark, open space is outfitted with prints from Caracas, plus a giant movie screen showing sports, so you can watch in-shape athletic people as you become the opposite while downing sometimes-hyper-authentic, often hyper-not eats like

Arepas: They've got 15 set creations of the delicious mini-sandwiches, but they'll happily let you mix and match fillings like avocado-covered chicken, various Venezuelan cheeses, and sweet beef, aka that not-so-heated feud between 112 and the Tony Rich Project.

The Caracas Burger: This 8oz patty is loaded with potato chips, eggs, avocado, cheddar, ham, bacon, plus a trio of sauces, and is named after the capital of Venezuela, the birthplace of noted immunologist Baruj Benacerraf, who is totally unrelated to this burger, but has a really sweet name

Pastas: Because at least one Italian guy probably moved to Venezuela at some point, they've got their own version of ground beef & bechamel lasagna called pasticho, plus penne and shredded chicken coated in their pesto, cream, and Parmesan sauce

Meanwhile, bebidas include red/white vino plus a few brews like Stella, Polar, and Presidente, though drink too much, and the next day you'll be forced to hide yo shame.