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While Mountain View may be a hotbed of high-tech, when the popular A La Carte & Art street fair comes to town, it’s all about old-fashioned Americana. This year’s festival, May 5-6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Castro Street, will feature down-home food offerings like bacon-wrapped hot dogs, fresh-roasted corn and refreshing Hawaiian shave ice.
Hot & Sizzling Grill stuffs its pita with grilled chicken, lamb or falafel, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tzatziki. Their stick-to-your-ribs fried chicken tender plate comes with fried mozzarella sticks, French fries and jalapeños.
Festival fans always flock to the California Corn Roast booth where the aroma of fresh roasted corn on the cob entices passersby and baked potatoes beckon with their line-up of satisfying stuffings. And who can pass up a bacon-wrapped hot dog?
“Crêpe” is just the French way to say “pancake,” though in France they fancy them up with fillings like spinach and cheese or cherries and whipped cream. At Lemoine Crêperie you’ll be able to mix and match to your heart’s delight.
Festivalgoers looking for a quick, nonfat refresher can visit Posh Bagel of Almaden, not for bagels, but for refreshing Hawaiian shave ice in every fruity flavor imaginable, as well as thirst-quenching fruit drinks and drippingly sweet pineapple-on-a-stick.
Stick-N-Grilled has attracted a steady flow of fans year after year with its succulent skewers of teriyaki chicken, offered with an optional bowl of rice or noodles, or rolled with crispy veggies into a wrap.
Enjoy local artichokes cooked up in a variety of ways, fresh roasted corn on the cob and much more!
Aroma Concessions celebrates the season with hearty tri-tip sandwiches, giant turkey legs, hot dogs, and garlic fries. Vegetarians will love their Portobello mushroom sandwiches and their fried calamari will satisfy anybody’s seafood cravings. Leave room for some of their crispy artichokes and zucchini.
Gaspacho’s offers a Mexican classic street treat: mango-on-a-stick sprinkled with chili powder, lime juice and salt. This year they’re also offering strawberries on a stick from their family farm in Watsonville. Like a fruity gazpacho soup, they put together a refreshing and surprising combination of chunked mango and strawberry with bits of carrots, cucumbers and jicama.
Kettle corn is another festival treat that calls out to just about everyone, and Sandy’s Pop Shop promises nonstop popping.
Succulent seafood is on the menu at Gourmet Faire, with a choice of tender calamari or crab fries, along with garlic fries and corndogs.
Hawaii BBQ is a festival fave for their crispy chicken and pork kebabs marinated in a secret family recipe for teriyaki sauce. The all-meat sticks will be served over fluffy jasmine rice.
Offering another taste of the aloha state is Kona Ice, a shave-ice truck with twelve flavors on tap. The talented Kona Ice team can concoct up to 100 flavors by mixing the syrups in different combinations. Their syrups are only 25 calories per serving and are infused with vitamins C and D.