May 04, 2009 Slideshows

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The Food of Cinco de Mayo 

The scene from Cherokee Street, St. Louis' most popular Mexican community, on Saturday, May 2.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Luche Libre masks and Budweiser. Only in St. Louis.
By Jennifer Silverberg
It may be Cinco de Mayo, but it’s also St. Louis. There were plenty of burgers and chicken to go around.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Chicken being served up by one of the many street vendors.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tamale tasting.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Modelo Especial, good ol' Mexican beer.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Margarita!
By Jennifer Silverberg
Some menu options.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Drinking up.
By Jennifer Silverberg
No food here, but the day wouldn’t be complete without a mechanical bull…
By Jennifer Silverberg
The line for elote.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Chicharrones (pork rinds), being sold everywhere on Cherokee, including at the El Torito market, 2753 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Chicken tacos on Cherokee.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Elote: corn on the cob with mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and chili powder. At El Torito, 2753 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Horchatas at Carniceria Latino Americana.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Lime ice cream at El Torito 2753 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
A burrito from La Vallesana, at 2801 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Enormous corndogs.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tacos.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Chicken Tostada
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tasty chicharrones.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Pistachio ice cream
By Jennifer Silverberg
Garbanzo beans from El Torito, 2753 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Up-close shot of elote.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Limes, staple of Mexican dining.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Pineapple with lime juice and chili flakes.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Funnel cake.
By Jennifer Silverberg
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Cooked corn
By Jennifer Silverberg
Cilantro at Carniceria Latino Americana, 2800 Cherokee Street.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tortillas on the grill.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Pineapple, tamarind and lime pops.
By Jennifer Silverberg
Tamales.
By Jennifer Silverberg
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Libations
By Jennifer Silverberg
Brats (again – this is St. Louis).
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By Jennifer Silverberg
Luche Libre masks and Budweiser. Only in St. Louis.
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