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Buchner’s Bierhalle: New German Bierhalle in Murray Hill Transports You Back in Time, Jason Grimes

Buchner’s Bierhalle: New German Bierhalle in Murray Hill Transports You Back in Time

Upon walking into you are immediately transported back in time. A time of bootleggers roaming the streets on horseback and speakeasies that require a secret password or have a hidden back-alley entrance. Buchner’s, is easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it (or even if you are!). Located in the back of in , this is quite literally a hidden gem. Once inside, it’s all too easy to forget that you are in Jacksonville. From the exposed brick walls to the uniquely retro wallpaper, this place is one of a kind. Jason Grimes, the owner of Buchner’s Bierhalle, named …

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Something for Everyone at Empanada Llama in Mandarin, Photo by Jill Cruz

Something for Everyone at Empanada Llama in Mandarin

Besides having an adorable name, there are plenty of other reasons to visit Empanada Llama in . Located in the Carrabba’s strip mall off of San Jose, Empanada Llama occupies a small space with about 5-6 tables and bar seating against the wall. When you first walk in you are hit with how charming the interior is. There walls are adorned with needlepoint art and a funky, geometric paint job by the door. Once you enter, you walk up to the counter to place your order. The menu focuses mainly on empanadas but quite a few different side items are …

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