In case you need enticement to take in the Fair more than once, take the culinary route. Though the diversity and abundance of ethnic delicacies are too much to survey – much less consume, here’s a taste sampler from the Midtown Global Market guaranteed to perk up the laziest taste bud.
In an interesting arrangement that allows all of the tenants to keep the home fires burning while they staff the Fair concessions, MGM restaurants will take turns at the International Bazaar
· La Loma Tamales proffers their signature pork or vegetarian tamales (2/$5) through Monday, August 30th.
- Jakeeno’s Trattoria serves their cheesy risotto on a stick ($6). They will also be bringing back their pear and gorgonzola salad with candied walnuts ($5) for $5 and their prosciutto wrapped asparagus (2/$5) Jakeeno’s will be at the MGM booth August 31 through September 3.
- Manny’s Tortas covers the MGM booth September 4-7. Manny’s blends a non-alcoholic pina colada served in a fresh pineapple ($7) to wash down their classic tortas ($5) each. Manny’s tortas, Cuban, chicken or vegetarian sandwiches, are replete with cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, avocado, jalapenos, refried beans and chipotle pepper mayo.
Three other Midtown Global Market businesses will be located in the International Bazaar throughout the twelve days of the Fair.
- Holy Land Grocery and Deli dishes-up authentic Middle Easternfare;
- West Indies Soul Food features traditional Caribbean food;
- Fiesta in America offers an assortment of Mexican candy.
Outside the International Bazaar fairgoers won’t be at a loss for munchies.
Manny, who obviously just can’t get enough of the Great Minnesota Get Together, will be hawking his tortas in the Food Building throughout the Fair.
The Produce Exchange will feature their popular “Big As Yo’ Face” sweet and juicy peaches in the Agriculture Building, across from the entrance to the International Market.
Also in the Agriculture Building Salty Tart bakery will serve their award-winning macaroons.