Ever since Josh Molina and Valeria Varela opened Makers & Finders Coffee in December 2014, the industrial-themed shop has been a staple for coffee aficionados and Latin food lovers. Housed in the Arts District, Makers helped diversify Main Street and its surroundings, paving the way for more Downtown development, and now it’s expanding. A second location—originally planned for Old Henderson—will be open at Downtown Summerlin before Christmas, Molina says. But before that, the Downtown original will celebrate its third anniversary on December 5, with a proclamation ceremony with Mayor Carolyn Goodman, free empanadas and live music.
And that’s not all. Makers & Finders shop recently unveiled a new dinner menu that begins at 4 p.m.; it doubles down on what M&F does best: home-style Latin dishes like the bandeja paisa—a traditional Colombian dish with chargrilled sirloin, plantains, black beans, chicharones, avocado, cotija cheese and Spanish rice—plus smoky chicken tinga nachos and sweet, deconstructed street corn.
There are more vegetarian and vegan options, including the must-order vegan empanada sampler, featuring three different variations: spicy mushroom, savory rajas soyrizo and black bean with corn. Breakfast is still served from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and beer, wine, and cocktails are available throughout the day, along with coffee and tea. If you’re on the go, a new pop-up location at Neonopolis will serve an abbreviated coffee menu throughout the holidays.