Although it started out fine, last year the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta was flooded out by torrential rain overnight. This year has been much nicer, with a well attended but not franticly crowded Saturday, where I went in search of lunch. The corn hotcakes were not as good as last year, but I also tried some different things including a bean and cheese pupusa (bottom photo) with curtido (like coleslaw) and salsa, which was delicious!

2010fiesta1 lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

2010fiesta2 lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

2010fiesta3 lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

2010fiesta4 lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

3 thoughts on “lunch at the Johnston St Hispanic Fiesta

  • 21 November 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Just came back from the festival. Very crowded today (Sunday) as compared to Saturday. Food is very expensive and hit and miss. Pupusa: hit Burritos: miss.

    What I thought was quite ingenious was the use of Coles this year for on demand food. Instead of having refrigeration units or storing stuff in the stands, I saw some vendors going over to Coles every once in a while and buying their food.

    Also noted they did a great job having the sidewalks as clearways to get through the festival. Also impressed by the sanitation workers/trucks on call and the amount of waste/recycling bins.

    • 21 November 2010 at 6:18 pm

      Interesting, I didn’t notice vendors going into the supermarket. I agree it seemed very well organised, and with lots of recycling bins.

  • 22 November 2010 at 9:08 pm

    hey guys i was there sunday till late, just wondering if anyone can tell me the name of that awesome reggaeton band?
    it was something 83. the one that through hats out.
    will appreciate heaps. :)


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