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Best Bites: Sputnik’s Arepas


So, you know to fuel up on Sputnik‘s sweet potato fries after a show at the Hi-Dive, but have you considered dining at Sputnik during daylight hours? Service begins at 10:30 a.m. during the week (10 a.m. on weekends), and the eclectic, veggie-friendly menu is worth the trip.

At the top of the list are the arepas: puffy corn cakes similar to pupusas, topped with shredded, slow-roasted pork (or veggies), queso blanco, and sliced avocado. Ask for a side of the not-too-sweet guava jam, an unlikely condiment that elevates all the flavors. This is simple food, but that’s what makes it so satisfying. The smallish portion could serve as a light entrée or an appetizer to share.


3 S. Broadway, 720-570-4503

Amanda M. Faison, 5280 Contributor

Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.

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