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Connections: Summer of Food - El Pilón Criollo

Aug 31, 2017

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