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Food at Calle Ocho Festival 2011 in Photos

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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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