Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma says I heart you

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Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma is making heart-shaped empanadas

Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma is making heart-shaped empanadas for Valentine's Day. Photo Credit: Handout

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Roy Pelaez, resourceful owner of Island Empanada in Ronkonkoma, has come up with a heart-shaped edition of his eatery's little fried pies for Valentine’s Day.

Choose any empanada from the menu and — with advance notice — you can have it made as a heart. Augmenting the regular menu of savory empanadas are new additions — spicy cheese, pernil and jerk chicken, to name a few. There are also dessert empanadas with apple or Oreo fillings.

These edible Valentines go for $4.99 apiece and must be ordered by tomorrow — Wednesday —  at  6 p.m. the latest.

Island Empanada is at  601-13 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma, 631-617-6427.

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