Hungry Sparrow: Relief for Quarantined Taste Buds

Hungry Sparrow: Relief for Quarantined Taste Buds

Stuck in the house in full-on pandemic stay-your-butt-at-home mode, I felt my beloved taste buds dulling and dying with every day. Long gone were my romantic walks to the taco trucks and I felt that I’d do just about anything to enter the hallowed halls of my favorite restaurants.

I ventured out and found the Hungry Sparrow beckoning for me to come in. What I found was a rainbow of Latin flavors that immediately woke my taste buds up.


beef empanadas hungry sparrow restaurant


steak palomillo hungry sparrow restaurant


I started with beef empanadas (because who doesn’t love those flaky little envelopes of goodness) and something called Papa Rellenos that are Fedex’d directly from heaven’s gates. Not too sure what Papa Rellenos translates to but I’m pretty sure it’s gotta be something like ultra-super-duper-deliciousness.

I followed that with Palomilla Steak and Onions, served with avocado salad and a fried sweet plantain. As if that wasn’t enough I decided to prep for my midnight snack by getting an order of tostones (fried, crushed plantains) with garlic mayo and a side of black beans. Hey, don’t judge me!


tostones hungry sparrow restaurant


black beans hungry sparrow restaurant


The food was absolutely delicious and the flavors were so vibrant! Just what my quarantined taste buds were screaming out for.

Drop by the Hungry Sparrow Restaurant and try for yourself! But please don’t order up all the Papa Rellenos because I’m planning on renting a moving truck with my tax refund and asking the chef at Hungry Sparrow to fill it to capacity with Papa Rellenos!



ed walsh at port city foodieContributing blogger: Ed Walsh grew up in Las Vegas, the son of an accomplished chef. Traipsing all over the world to more than 35 countries during a 21 year Marine Corps career allowed Ed to sample and appreciate all types of food from grass hut family dining to Michelin star rated fine dining restaurants. “I know my way around a dinner plate and I just like what I like,” he says. Asked what his absolute favorite dish from all of his international travels was, Ed quickly says it was his Mom’s spaghetti. Ed is single, and loves long romantic walks to the taco truck. He also loves spending time with awesome food – almost as much as he enjoys spending time with his awesome kids.

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