Food at Calle Ocho Festival 2011 in Photos

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John Zur
Sunday, as a mass of people moved along the stretch of Eighth Street between 12th and 27th avenues, street vendors hawked arroz con pollo, arepas, and chorizo at the annual Calle Ocho Festival.

Arepas, arepas, arepas! There was much of the same food to be had. With such a homogeneous offering, it was curious that some vendors felt it necessary to prepare food-to-order, keeping guests waiting excessively, yet others had pregrilled mounds of food for the few who patronized them.

Some vendors stood out, such as Rancho Mateo, with an eye-catching smoking contraption at each of its locations. Bangkok City set up shop underneath a tent, offering pedestrians something other than chimichurri sandwiches.

There was a Peruvian food truck that didn't have a single customer. Tango Grill food truck made an appearance, along with a slew of seedy ice-cream trucks. The least sketchy was Mister Softee's, which offered creamy soft-serve ice-cream cones for $3 each.

Check out a few food-related foods from Calle Ocho:

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John Zur
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John Zur
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John Zur
Calle Ocho_Mister Softee_John Zur.jpg
John Zur
Calle Ocho_Fruit Drinks_John Zur.jpg
John Zur
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John Zur
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