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Downtown Ladles Gets a Venezuelan Makeover

Lookin’ good

Erin Perkins

Venezuela food truck Avila goes brick and mortar this season with a space at 141 Calhoun St. The former Ladles spot will play host for a menu of arepas, tostones, and patacones. The building has a fresh coat of paint and a new sign declaring Avila will be there soon.

Co-owner Adam Goodwin started the concept earlier this year as a way to showcase his partner Melanie Blohm's Venezuelan heritage and recipes. Goodwin recalls that the group was presented with an opportunity to purchase a food truck at a low price, and they jumped on it. Goodwin recruited friend and chef Alex Clark to work in the mobile kitchen to bring Blohm's recipes to the masses. Now they are stepping up with an address.

It shouldn’t be too long before the restaurant opens, so keep an eye here on any updates.

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