we are the change san bernardino

SB Food Fest celebrates Mexican Independence Day

On Saturday night September 14, the San Bernardino We Are the Change organization had their weekly Food Fest event at Court Street Square.  This week the group celebrated Mexican Independence Day (which fell on September 16th); this week’s entertainment included a visit and message by Luis Medina from the Mexican Consulate, music, folklorico dancers, singers, Aztec dance demonstrations, and more.  Photo Ricardo Tomboc: Dannyrey Benavente is the owner / operator of the Gourmet French Fry booth which has been in business for about 6 months. Dannyrey’s specialty is “Friteriles”, which translates to Fry Shop. There were about 20 vendors including those selling various food items, nonprofits providing information, and others selling their merchandise.  At one point during the event, several hundred people came all at once to partake of the event’s activities. said that “The weekly Food Fest events have been going on for over two months and are picking up more vendors and visitors each week.  Many of the vendors are from San Bernardino and are they’re participating because they are more committed to the cause (to revive the downtown area), and not so…

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