Downtown on Allen Street -- Everybody's blasting - Bacchata. Merengue. Salsa. Everybody's cooking - Plantains. Paella. Empanadas. Boys play Baseball, Football, Skully, Johnny on the Pony. And this girl - the most beautiful girl - watches from a window. Empanada for a Dream is a poignant and entertaining portrait of family and neighborhood - set against the secret that destroys it all. It's a story about growing up. It's a story about getting out. And coming back -- to one boy's Lower East Side.