I visited Saturday evening and it was PACKED! I'm glad there's such a great turnout, but it makes it a lot more challenging (and requires much more patience) to browse the various stands.
I was amused that Greece was selling gyros with the description of "Greek tacos."
|Gyro = Greek taco|
The Polish and Czech Republic stands reminded me of my summer travels!
|Czech Republic and Poland|
By the time I visited the U.S. stand they were getting ready to close down for the day. They had a display of American Football (with a Steelers uniform - boo!), what appeared to be information and assistance regarding visas, and food for sale. They only had hotdogs left when I got there, so I'm not sure what else they sold during the day.
A friend is in charge of the Dominican Republic stand and Edson is working there as well. I tried a quipe, which was tasty, and highly recommend the pastelón de plátano, which I've had on other occasions.
Edson was selling imported Dominican beer and rum, as well as Mama Juana (Dominican drink made from rum, red wine, and honey that have been left to soak in a bottle with tree bark and herbs) and liquors made with banana (or plantain? not sure) and mandarin orange.
|Edson at the Dominican Republic stand|
I also tried an éclair from France and a piece of chocolate cake from Switzerland. Yum!
Since I visited at the end of the day, I got to see the building surrounding the Zócalo all lit up.
|Metropolitan Cathedral and stage|