What can I say: round-up a baker’s dozen of Chowhounds, give each a handful of cash, scatter them loose in a culinary playground, and you never know what tasty morsel will land on your plate for sampling! We had so much food circulating around the table that I don't think I will come close to listing it all. But, I enjoyed it!
Here's my attempt at listing all the dishes we sampled:
~Chicarron, Bymore Meats
~Amazing array of sweets (if someone can name all or some of them, please chime in but the closest approximation is that they were like many variations of baklava to my untrained eye and palate), Holy Land Deli
~Vegetarian platter (including humus, falafel, dolmas, pita, and some other things I can’t name), Holy Land Deli
~Italian hoagie sandwich, Jakeeno's Trattoria
~Inca cola, Cosecha Imports
~Meat momos, Everest Café
~Vegetarian momos, Everest Café
~Deep fried tilapia platter, La Sirena Gorda
~Curried vegetables, Safari Express
~Al pastor huaraches," topped fresh radishes and crema” (the number 3) OR topped with cheese and avocado slices (the number #6) , Taqueria Los Ocampo
~Steak huaraches," topped fresh radishes and crema” (the number 3) OR topped with cheese and avocado slices (the number #6) , ~Taqueria Los Ocampo
~Coconut cream cake, Starlight Café
~Upside down pineapple cake, Starlight Café
~Goat, from (I’m guessing, can someone please confirm?) Everest Café?
~Deep fried sambusi, Starlight Café
~Lefse, Café Finspang
~Lots of other dessert items, some chocolately, some almondy, and another that translated as “dreams”, Café Finspang
P.S. I STILL couldn't find the free parking; I hear it's on the West side of the Market, not the East? Can someone confirm this, please?
As always, it was lovely to meet everyone, including the two amazingly adventurous chowpups. Please chime in with your impressions! Thank you!
Here's my post initially suggesting the chowdown: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...