Grand Opening of YS Wellness Center

La Pampa Grill looks forward to being part of the grand opening of the Yellow Springs Wellness Center at Antioch College on Saturday, September 6th, from 12 noon – 4pm.

“To commemorate the opening, the College will host a grand opening community celebration on September 6, 2014, from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m., with a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting scheduled at 12:00 p.m. The community is invited to come together for a day of celebration, including activities such as basketball, volleyball, pickleball and tennis, plus healthy cuisine from several area food trucks (KineticThe Shakery Juice BarLa Pampa Grill). Wellness Center memberships will be available for purchase during the event.” Read more…

We are delighted to be a part of the success of the college and continued collaboration with the Yellow Springs community.

Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival Aug 29

La Pampa Grill will return to our favorite small town festival of the year—The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival. We’ll be grilling Friday, August 29th, from 4pm – 11pm. The festival continues on Saturday from 10am-10pm with Bella Sorella wood-fired pizzas replacing La Pampa Grill (we will be off-site cooking for a wedding). Check out this year’s great music line-up on the Festival’s website, here. And free activities for kids!

La Pampa will be serving our Argentine Sub sandwich: local pork sausage hardwood grilled with grilled onions on organic baguette bread with chimichurri sauce. We also hope to add local sweet corn to the Festival menu! See you there!


La Pampa Party at Peifer Orchards July 26

IMG_20130908_183331La Pampa’s next family picnic-style party parrillada will be Saturday, July 26th! Now a tradition, we’re bringing traditional, slow hardwood fired, Argentine grilling to our friends in Yellow Springs and across southwest Ohio. After a brief hiatus (we recently moved), we’re back for summer with a party at Peifer Orchards. For directions to Peifer’s, click here.

Local, grass-fed beef (asado al asador) will be on the grill along with our chorizo sausage and seasonal vegetables. The menu is being finalized, but we can trust that it will be the freshest products that the local area farmers are offering this month inspired by the cook.

IMG_20130914_195533Remember to bring your own sides and salads as well as drinks (wine, etc). We will provide a “wine reception” for a toast and welcome. We encourage everyone to bring picnic blankets and/or chairs to spread out and enjoy the evening.

We’ve currently closed reservations for this event. Check back with La Pampa soon for the next one!

Contact us with questions here.


La Pampa at YS Street Fair

LaPampaGrill2La Pampa Grill is returning to the Yellow Springs Street Fair on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The grill will be hot by 11am and ready to serve “chori-pan,” the classic Argentine chorizo sub sandwich served on freshly baked baguette bread with Mariano’s chimicBella logohurri sauce. YS Street Fair is from 9am – 5pm; for directions & parking info, click here.

Here’s our location for this coming Saturday, with our wood-fired Argentine grill next to Bella Sorella’s wood-fired brick pizza oven. We call it, “the fire corner”!

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La Pampa at YSHS baseball games this week

La Pampa Grill previewLa Pampa will be grilling at two Yellow Springs High School home baseball and softball games on Monday and Tuesday, May 5 & 6, at Gaunt Park from 5-8pm. To celebrate the bonafide U.S. traditional sport of baseball, La Pampa will be serving hot dogs at the games!

The Good Frank‘s hot dogs are locally sourced from Ohio family farms, handmade in small batches with freshly ground herbs and spices, and contain no preservatives or artificial flavors or colors. Our friends in Columbus, Tyrone and his incredible family, began their business and family-run farm at the same time as La Pampa, and now sell their franks across the state of Ohio. For the YSHS games, Tyrone has recommended his favorite buns, honey and whole wheat, baked fresh daily. We’re so happy to be bringing The Good Frank’s incredible hot dogs to Y.S.!

La Pampa will be selling The Good Frank’s all-beef hot dogs for $4 with ketchup and mustard, and your choice toppings: sauerkraut, red cabbage-apple-kraut, and pickles. Mon-Tue, May 5-6, from 5-8pm at Gaunt Park on W. South College St. in Yellow Springs.

A memorable Earth Dinner in Yellow Springs

a touch of sea saltThanks to everyone who made last week’s Earth Dinner at The Emporium a success! Mariano is a new member of Chefs Collaborative, a national network of chefs working to create a sustainable local economy through cooking seasonal foods, supporting local farms and growers, and preserving culinary traditions. Joining Chefs Collaborative’s national Earth Dinner initiative, Mariano and Kurt created  a beautiful dinner for 25 guests that included a wine tasting with local, seasonal fare.

Blue Jacket Dairy cheesesOur favorite wine of the evening was Kurt’s choice from the Ohio River Valley,  Kinkaid Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2011. This wine coupled with four delicate cheeses from Blue Jacket Dairy, and plenty of conversation among the guests. A lovely Malbec (Susana Balbo) and Rioja (Hazana Tradicion), accompanied the grass-fed rib eye steaks from Mt. Victory, Ohio, grilled right outside on the wood-fired, Argentine style mobile grill of La Pampa. After presenting the fresh rib eye prior to grilling, Mariano prepared them with bouquet of seasonal greens–swiss chard, elephant kale and arugula–from Flying Mouse Farm in Yellow Springs.

Ohio Cabernet-The EmporiumPerhaps the highlight of the evening, were the Rieslings accompanied by Mariano’s Petit Fours. These French, bite-sized pastries were made from scratch with local eggs from Morning Sun Farm: Flying Mouse Farm’s maple syrup merengue; French macaron; Almond flour daquoise; and Chocolate raspberry bon-bons.

La Pampa Argentine GrillFor La Pampa Grill, a farm-to-street mobile Argentine grill locally owned and operated in and around Yellow Springs, it was an exciting kick-off to a new season through a national event.  Sharing Chefs Collaborative’s vision, Mariano combines his own cultural culinary traditions with sustainable, local Ohio foods helping to create his sense of place in the Midwest while preserving and sharing his heritage from South America.

Thanks again to our local farms (we are so lucky to have you!!), The Emporium and the evening’s guests, for making it a truly memorable evening!

grass-fed ribeye Mt Victory OH

La Pampa Parties return for 2014!

Malbec with La PampaLa Pampa Grill’s family friendly picnic parties are back for 2014 with a season opener on Saturday, April 26th. We want to welcome spring and introduce local, grass-fed beef (asado al asador) grilled in the traditional Argentine style to all of our friends. We will grill grass-fed beef as the featured item as well as free-range chicken and whatever the farms have in season will also go on the grill. Please remember to bring your own salads as well as drinks (wine, etc). We will provide a “wine reception” for a toast and welcome. We encourage everyone to bring picnic blankets and/or chairs to spread out and enjoy the spring evening.

As a new experience, we’re holding this event in the old barn at the Yellow Springs Country Bed & Breakfast. This tucked-away gem is a gorgeous spot just outside of town. Directions and parking details will be sent in a confirmation email to those who confirm their attend.

Also new this year, we’re working to provide easier payment and reservations for our events. Use the PayPal button below to reserve your spot by buying a ticket(s) directly. Afterwards, La Pampa will be in touch with more of the event details. If you prefer to send a check in the mail instead of using PayPal, please send us an email to let us know so that we can reserve your space. Space is limited for this event. (Note: we removed the PayPal button to limit reservations, contact us for more info for this event).

Sat. April 26th, 5pm-7pm. $18 per adult. Kids 12 and under are free. Kids 12-17 are a donation suggested in the tip jar.



Earth Dinner with La Pampa & The Emporium

Emporium Wines La Pampa PhotoLa Pampa Grill and The Emporium are planning the first Chefs Collaborative Earth Dinner in Yellow Springs this spring. On Sunday, April 27 at 7pm, join us at The Emporium in downtown Yellow Springs.

We will begin with a reception of “tabla de quesos,” a selection of local cheeses from Blue Jacket Dairy paired with two white wines. Kurt will introduce the featured wines from Ohio and Argentina, and afterwards we will invite everyone to the table. Here, we will serve local, grass-fed beef grilled on the spot in a traditional, hardwood, Argentine style by the “parrillero” Mariano. Dinner also includes seasonal greens from Flying Mouse Farms and Patchwork Gardens, along with a selection of red wines. To finish, we will invite guests to an espresso or port wine with petits fours made from scratch with Flying Mouse maple syrup, and discuss the philosophy of sustainable, local gastronomy with an introduction to the local farms featured in the evening’s meal.

Tickets will be on sale at The Emporium starting in the first week of April. Space is limited to 25 people.

Letter of Thanks at Year’s End

As 2013 comes to a close, La Pampa Grill would like to say thank you for the tremendous support during this, our second, year in business. Our growth and achievements this year surpassed our goals, as each of oIMG_4726ur products—cooked in the traditional wood-fire Argentine style—reached a wider audience and supported a greater number of local farms and food growers. These efforts began prior to the start of the 2013 season, as Mariano made four trips to Michigan during the design and completion of the custom Argentine grill food-cart by Concession Cart Company—whose designer is also Argentine!

In 2013, La Pampa Grill introduced “el choripan” (Argentine sub) to more than 2,000 people, with its exquisite baguette bread from Emporium Wines & the Underdog Cafe, freshly baked every morning by Daryl Stanforth and his team of bakers who use all organic ingredients. And more thIMG_20130908_171755an 10 whole pigs were processed into chorizo sausage this year (Anderson family farm, New Liberty Farm, Mullin family, etc.)!

Since Anderson didn’t plant a corn crop this year, Mariano enthusiastically searched a little farther from home to Sutton Farm to bring GMO-free corn to the street.

Many of you have seen Mariano on Saturday mornings rushing through the Yellow Springs Farmers Market, chatting with Doug, Dale, Michelle, Kat and Doug. From this amazing group of small-scale farmers who have been committed for more than five years, some many more, to this way of life and growing locally, La Pampa Grill was able to bring you Italian pepper toast, overripe Heirloom tomatoes, and our famous La Pampa chicken wings (Morning Sun Farm). Your continual support of La Pampa’s grilling brought Mariano every siIMG_4712ngle Saturday to pick up more produce.

What is more, knowing that La Pampa would be grilling at the newly opened and now a mainstay in town, Yellow Springs Brewery, on Fridays, Mariano ventured out to the Centerville Farmers Market on Thursdays to ensure the freshest produce.

2013 was ‘the year of the lamb’ for La Pampa. In our annual goals, La Pampa had hoped to achieve the grilling of whole lamb and grass-fed beef by year three. But this, our second year, La Pampa was able to introduce both, finding sIMG_20130706_171610upport from Apple Oak Meadows and from the Amish and Mennonite communities in the Mount Victory, Ohio, area.

In addition, La Pampa’s private parties also really took off this year! As families planned reunions, birthdays, and weddings, they called on La Pampa to grill whole pieces grass-fed beef, whole lamb, pork and chicken in the traditional wood-fired Argentine style. With parties ranging from twenty to two hundred, Mariano poured his heart and soul into preparing the proteins, while families visited the Farmers Market to put the best seasonal produce into inspired salads and sides.

photo 1The family-oriented cooking brings everyone to the table, and has been La Pampa’s vision from its beginnings to create slow-food appreciation and community building through cooking. This philosophy is infused in everything that La Pampa does: from the 12 locally raised turkeys that Mariano grilled for families to take home to their Thanksgiving table this year to the family grill-outs and sunny afternoons with kids, their parents, and grandparents sharing Argentine subs and a pick-up soccer game at Peifer Orchards.

So, at year’s end, we’d like to offer a resounding “GRACIAS!” to everyone who has been part of maHoliday Card La Pampa Photoking La Pampa Grill a part of our community of families and food-producers, and a part of your table!

A special thank you to John Peifer, Yellow Springs Brewery, Synergy Incubators, Fifth Street Brew Pub, Kurt Miyazaki, and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce.

La Pampa in Nov and Dec

La Pampa Grill previewLa Pampa Argentine Grill will be grilling Saturdays and Sundays in November and December at Peifer Orchards from noon – 5pm (except not on Sat, Nov 30). Directions to Peifer Orchards can be found here.

Friday and Saturday, Nov 22 & 23, La Pampa Grill will also be at Yellow Springs Brewery from 5pm – 8pm. Directions to the Brewery can be found here.

Most weekend menus include:

  • Our “Chori-pan” classic Argentine sub – local chorizo sausage on baguette bread w/ chimichurri sauce.
  • “Alas de Pollo Orgánico” – Organic grilled chicken wings (Morning Sun Farm).
  • Special – Acorn Squash halved, grilled, and filled with pecans and maple syrup from Flying Mouse Farms.

Contact La Pampa for Argentine style grilling for private events and weddings, spring and summer 2014!