NC Triangle Bucket List

Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas

We are all too busy.

Everybody knows it. Treatises could be written about it.

I remember very clearly the moment I realized this, when I sat in a staff meeting and talked through my weekly calendar and noticed that I worked four nights a week.


An evening with friends at Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas!How did I get here? How do I retain my sanity, process my life, or see my people?

Enter: the weekly hangout.

It’s brilliant. A group of us plan to always hang out on Monday nights. There’s freedom to bail if you’re exhausted or busy, but it guarantees us regular time with good friends. We get to relax, catch up, and be with people they love.

It’s glorious, it’s simple, it’s comfortable, its good for my soul.

We sometimes watch TV together (with drinks and snacks of course, and a few of us *cough me, cough* talking through most of it), but between our shows we check out fun bars and restaurants.

So today I want to share one of our recent ventures in Durham: Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas!

Luna has a cool premise: South American anAn evening with friends at Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas!d American Southern food, served with the belief that sustainable and local is always better. I’m a pretty adventurous eater and I’ll try anything, but the problem with a place like this is I want to try EVERYTHING!

The thrust behind their menu is well-seasoned rotisserie meats. You can get a plate with a it and two sides, a salad with it generously topping the veggies, empanadas stuffed with it, or patacon pisao with it sandwich-style.

What’s patacon pisao, you ask? I did too, and decided to order it before I got my answer. Patacon pisao, a Venezuelan specialty, is a sandwich-like dish but instead of bread, it uses strips of fried plantains to give a unique crunchy, fried potato-like texture. Surprising, and so good! The texture was the perfect contrast to the amazing seasonings on the carnitas I chose.


Complemented by roasted garlic kale and a local brew, this was a killer meal. And it was only after I ordered that I noticed they serve maduros, so I can guarantee I’ll be back if only for those!!!

I picture Luna as a great spot to stop by for a dinner with friends after work! By the way, my crappy iphone photos don’t do the place justice – I love the vibe inside, and the decor strikes this perfect balance of cohesive yet funky, using the motif without getting too theme-y.

An evening with friends at Luna Rotisserie and Empanadas!

all images copyright Teaspoon of Nose


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