The Tampa Bay community has rallied to support one another, and the friendship between Stephanie Swanz of Empamamas and Joe Dodd of King of the Coop is a testament to that.
"He called and said, ‘hey I have two kitchens, I’m not using one of them right now and it’s all yours if you need it.’" Swanz said on Empamamas' Instagram. " Joe completely opened his ‘home’ to us and I cannot even fathom how thankful I am for that."
Empamamas is home to the "Tampa Girl"—a cuban sandwich-stuffed empanada. Also on the to-go menu are the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" (where cheeseburger meets empanada) and the Bang Bang Chicken Tenders with seasoned fries.
Empamamas' COVID-19 hours are 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Sunday. They are offering a dinner/lunch for 2 deal, which includes two Tampa Girl and two Cheeseburger in Paradise empanadas, a side of seasoned fries and two drinks fro $30. Call 813-460-6213 for pick-up at King of the Coop. You can also get your meal delivered through Uber Eats.