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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.