Chef Judith Suzarra-Campbell - Sazon, 941 Spring Garden Street, 215-763-2500, sazonphilly.com
A pioneer in introducing traditional Venezuelan cuisine to Philadelphia, Suzarra-Campbell comes to the city from Caracas, the capital city where she first met her husband Robert Campbell. The couple opened their authentic bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) in 2004, offering their traditional arepas in addition to large-plate specialties like pabellon criollo (shredded flank steak) and patacon, tostones stuffed with meat or veggies. Suzarra-Campbell is particularly proud of her ability to accommodate gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan diners without compromising the flavors of her home country.
Philadelphia's Latino Chefs & Restaurateurs - Philly's national reputation as a thriving, open-to-all city extends to its flourishing culinary scene, which features a multitude of executive chefs of Latin descent. From nationally renowned luminaries with multiple successful restaurants (Jose Garces, Guillermo Pernot) to upstarts making a solid name for themselves here (Jezabel Careaga, Adan Trinidad, Cristina Martinez), these talented chefs come from all over Latin America, the Caribbean and South America, bringing a highly diverse set of flavors and traditions to the communal table
7 Facts About Philadelphia's Latino Community - Philly honors Hispanic Culture thought the year with food, fun and fiestas. Revelers can catch the Latino spirit at the Mexican Independence Day Festival on Penn’s Landing and the Puerto Rican Day Parade on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.Thought the year, arts and culture lovers have more to look forward to: the such as last years opening of the El Corazon Cultural Center in El Centro de Oro and the North American debut of the exhibition Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.