Maïs Arepas, 1200 Carondelet
It's the end of September, but Maïs Arepas has some unfortunate news for people who can't wait to get their dirty paws on some arepas: "We are under renovations and we now expect to open our doors to the public inlate October. We look forward to seeing you." Eater has made numerous phone calls to the restaurant this week, all unanswered. Must be a lot of work to do behind all that red plastic in the windows. Judging by the signage though, you know this highly anticipated joint from David Mantilla is going to look pretty sweet inside.
[Photo: Allen Parks]