Need a quick rush of adrenaline in Elmhurst? Walk into this Colombian butcher shop and ask for an arepa or a bowl of sopa de albondigas. There’s no place to sit down, the place smells like fresh meat, and the staff is incredibly friendly. Bring some cash, take in the shimmering chains of sausage links, and have an internal battle about whether or not you should buy every single Colombian snack you see on the shelves.
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