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Connections: Summer of Food - El Pilón Criollo

We're wrapping up our Summer of Food series with a visit to El Pilón Criollo. It's a family-run business that grew from a vendor stand at the Puerto Rican Festival to a neighborhood hot spot on North Clinton Avenue.

We talk to El Pilón Criollo's founder, Zury Brown, about her journey to Rochester from her native Puerto Rico, the ups and downs of opening a restaurant, and the heart and soul of Hispanic food and culture. Our guests:

  • Librada “Zury” Brown, owner of El Pilon
  • Alejandra Brown, Zury’s daughter
  • Norma Holland, anchor at 13WHAM
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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.
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