Grab a seat at the Porch Ohio for flavorful Venezuelan street food

Grab a seat at the Porch Ohio for flavorful Venezuelan street food

G.A. Benton

Cachapa pork and arepa asada chicken photographed at the Porch Ohio

“Talk about quaint,” I thought even though pulling into a parking whole lot and exiting a fast paced, not specially scenic extend of Route 23 just south of the city of Delaware. 

What induced my observation was a lovable little “blink and you are going to miss it” log cabin that seemed mainly disregarded by most of the cars buzzing by in the regular stream of rapidly-moving website traffic. I guess the other motorists had blinked.  

The moment inside the prefab cabin — which seemed to be roughly the sizing of a two-motor vehicle garage — I encountered a campground-evoking but incredibly tidy area with a wooden floor, picket walls, two tiny picnic-type tables, two repurposed card tables and a modest pot-bellied stove. Oh yeah, and a prolonged menu of Venezuelan street-food classics. 

Welcome to the eatery quaintly named the Porch Ohio.    

Guests to the Porch, which celebrated its two-12 months anniversary in December, can count on to be welcomed once more with a warm handle from Mariangela Jimenez, who operates the Venezuelan mother-and-pop cafe with her partner, Lenin Lopez.