When you’re driving down the street and see a handwritten, neon green sign with an arrow pointing to “Arepas and Hot Dogs,” follow your nose. (Or miss the quick turn, regret it, and circle back through the side streets.) Always on the alert for arepas—those fluffy Colombian or Venezuelan ground-corn patties stuffed with cheese or other fillings (the savory pale ones versus the sweet yellow variety)—I asked my friend to bear with me as we backtracked through Ossining until finding the Two Brothers Fast Food truck in a parking lot behind the American Legion, with a view of the Hudson River.
Their Venezuelan-style arepas, cooked on the griddle while you watch, are the best I’ve tasted here—soft and thick, with fresh corn flavor, and not overcooked as these often are. I had mine with cheese ($3)—freshly grated cheese, lots—but there’s also shredded chicken, shredded beef, and even ham and pineapple. Their other specialty, Colombian hot dogs, are topped with cheese, chips, and onion (regular) and, for the thrill seeker, chicken and bacon as well (special); Hawaiian hamburgers (topped with tomatoes, onions, lettuce, pineapple, and ham) are also on offer. The sausages sizzling away on the griddle weren’t on the menu. Don’t miss the squeeze-bottle sauces—it’s hard to get enough of the garlic mayo, so err on the side of extra before you leave.
Two Brothers Fast Food, 58 South Highland Ave, Ossining