By Aurora Rodriguez
Looking to taste something new? Or just craving your abuela’s meaty pinchos con pan? Follow your nose to these treats as more than 400 vendors will be enticing guests with comfort food from many nationalities. Get ready to spend between $5 to $10.
Bacalaitos Fritos: The fried codfish fritters will help local boricuas reminisce about beachside shacks selling the deliciously greasy concoctions.
Arepas: The portable corn-based patties are filled with melted cheese.
Cuban sandwiches: A Miami staple: Cuban bread layered with ham, salami, roasted pork, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard.
Gyros: The Greek treat makes it to Calle Ocho – savor the well-seasoned shaved lamb or beef pita sandwiches.
Pinchos con pan: Beef and chicken kebobs slathered with BBQ sauce are a yummy Puerto Rican staple.