The Stretchy Story of the Accidentally Italian Arepa

How did the Mozzarepa—a sweet corn arepa filled with an arm’s length of melted mozzarella—become a staple of street fairs? Thirty-five years ago, Colombian immigrants Luis and Flor Leon paid nearly $1,000 cash to the one and only John Gotti, the infamous head of New York City’s Gambino crime family at the time. This granted […]

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