Ethnic Food Fair Makes My Doggie Dish Runneth Over
German bratwurst sizzling on an open grill. Tangy barbeque beef skewers from China. Juicy Swedish meatballs. Hot stuffed dumplings from the Ukraine. These are just a few of the marvelous treats that will be filling my doggie dish this Sunday, May 24, when the annual Ethnic Food Fair presents highly edible delicacies from 32 different cultures.
Hosted by the House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, the Ethnic Food Fair is the most anticipated event in Balboa Park by such wide-ranging, yet discriminating palettes as my own. Where else can you sample a vast array of hearty main dishes, unique side fixin’s, rich decadent deserts, and sweet exotic beverages from so many countries all in one place?
And as if all the great food wasn’t reason enough to change your Memorial Day weekend plans, the Ethnic Food Fair also features arts, crafts, and entertainment from various participating countries. Hitting the main stage from 10am to 6pm will be a continuous stream of dancers, performers, and musicians courtesy of the Houses of Hungary, Peru, Denmark, Turkey, Columbia, India, Lebanon, and Puerto Rico, to name a few.
Best of all, since most of the event is outdoors, you don’t need to worry about dropping any food, as a fleet of canine vacuum cleaners (a.k.a. me) will be on high alert to quickly dispose of any spillage.