New pop-up restaurant to open in Detroit this month

September 14, 2023 by No Comments

Detroit’s El Rey de las Arepas is offering a unique dining experience this month at 44 W. Columbia in Detroit, conveniently situated across from Comerica Park. Known for its mouthwatering arepas – flat, circular cornbread filled with delectable ingredients like meat and cheese – this Venezuelan eatery is a beloved fixture in southwest Detroit.

During select days this month, El Rey de las Arepas is hosting immersive pop-up events, complete with Cabrera-themed decorations, lively music, and inviting outdoor seating. Guests can partake in this gastronomic adventure by purchasing a sampler ticket priced at $15, which includes a mini corn arepa filled with savory beef and cheese, accompanied by a creamy garlic sauce. Additionally, the ticket offers a taste of a mini cheesy cachapa (a sweet corn pancake), crispy fried plantains, and an 8-ounce serving of refreshing passion fruit juice.

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The El Rey de las Arepas pop-up experience is set to coincide with Detroit Tigers and Lions home games, as well as various other dates and times. Here is the comprehensive schedule:

  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Thursdays: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Saturdays: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Sundays: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • September 23: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • September 24: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • September 26-27: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • September 28: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • September 29: 3:30-7 p.m.
  • September 30: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • October 1: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

For those attending Comerica Park during “Miggy Celebration Weekend” from September 29 to October 1, you’ll also find El Rey de las Arepas’ delightful offerings in section 116. Don’t miss this opportunity to savor their delicious cuisine before Cabrera, who is set to retire after the 2023 season, bids farewell to the baseball world.


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