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Eat empanadas after work in April

Nacional 27's chicken empanadas.

Nacional 27's chicken empanadas.

National Empanada Day is coming up April 8. Contemporary Latin spot Nacional 27 in River North will continue the celebration Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13, with Chef Chico Vilchez’s house-made empanadas offered at half-price ($3 to $4.50) from 5 to 7 p.m. nightly.

The lineup includes, queso, including pepper jack, cream cheese, roasted peppers and tomatillo salsa; smoked chicken with roasted corn salsa and ancho crema; chorizo with queso fresco and pickled jalapeno crema; grilled vegetable, featuring chayote, calabaza, red and yellow peppers, with agave barbecue sauce; beef with carmelized onions, black bean salsa, garlic aioli and tomatillo salsa; and papas, featuing boniato, red bliss potatoes, carmelized plantains, queso fresco, and chimichurri aioli.