IN PICTURES: Savor Santa Ana 2016
The Good Beer Co. offered two craft beers, L.A. Cheese, a hoppy Wild IPA and the Hoppy Oro, an extremely sour Ale. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Patrons waited in line to try shrimp ceviche, an authentic, mexican dish. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
“This has a little bit of shrimp, mangos, cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and a hint of lemon,” resident Diana Lopez describing shrimp ceviche at Taquerias Guadalajara. “I really like it because it is fresh, sweet and flavorful. / Annie Lam / el Don
The Gypsy Den’s Mediterranean Flatbread was a savory combination of classic hummus, olives, spinach and roasted tomatoes. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Chunk N Chip offered three assorted flavors. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Wursthaus served two samples: smoked bratwurst and spicy polish drunken fries. Both included sample-sized fries with caramelized onions and a drizzle of their house sauce. “This is my second time eating it,” Juan Rodriguez said. “It’s too good to pass it up!” / Annie Lam / el Don
Diego’s provided the Maple Manhattan, which contains rye whiskey, sweet vermouth and maple syrup. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Chocolate lovers could indulge in Mudslide cookies provided by the Gypsy Den. / R Nicanor Santana / el Don
A delicious vegan ceviche at the Robbin’s Nest, made with colorful veggies and topped by guacamole surrounded by chips and an edible flower. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
A Savor Santa Ana attendee trades in a ticket for a wagyu slider at the Velvet Lounge patio. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Velvet Lounge offered three choices for Savor Santa Ana: The wagyu sliders, Crème brûlée French toast and the tahi Chilli Coconut Shrimp. / R. Nicanor Santana / el Don
Teriyaki meatball served with garlic noodles at Ninjas With Appetite. / Annie Lam / el Don
Downtown Santa Ana threw its fourth Savor Santa Ana on Friday, a food festival where patrons enjoyed sample-sized dishes at popular restaurants in downtown Santa Ana at an affordable price.
About 6,000 people came to the gathering to enjoy a large range of notable food on Mexican Independence Day, where they also experienced cultural activities, like the grito contest and a live mariachi band.