Savory street eats

Beef Esfiha, Tupi Coffee

Tupi Coffee deserves some attention, so if you can find it semi-hidden in an office complex in the Arden area, might I suggest you try one of its savory baked pastries? Specifically, the Beef Esfiha ($4) hits the spot as a mid-morning snack. Esfiha is a Brazilian meat pie, and this version has ground beef, minced tomatoes and olives, all packed within a crispy triangle of dough the size of a change pouch. The olives add a briny quality to the lightly spiced beef and give the golden-brown shell a slight vinegar flavor. If you’re a fan of street foods, Tupi’s Esfiha is worth seeking out. 1610 Arden Way Suite 155,