If you’ve been to any of the past International Food Festivals at St. Ann’s church, you are sure to have noticed the large crowds around the Mexican booth! Each year, Regina Mendez has managed the group of 20 some workers to make sure everything runs smoothly the day of the festival. A natural “organizer”, when Regina and her husband Jesus Morales aren’t working in their store Mi Casita, they are often volunteering for church functions. In addition to helping with the Mexican booth, Jesus has lead the festival sponsorship team for years, and their 3 daughters have participated in the Hispanic dance entertainment.
Regina and her volunteers are very proud of their Mexican heritage, and many of the same volunteers happily return each year to share their favorite foods. It is impressive to see how well their team comes together to make such a large number of portions, serving over 1,000 plates! Once again, fans will not be disappointed with the menu –do you prefer the beef or pork tacos? They’ll also offer empanadas de pollo (chicken empanadas), tostadas de tinga (tostadas with chipotle sauce), in addition to the popular sweet corn with butter, cheese & chili. And for a refreshing treat, it’s hard to pass up the beautiful fresh fruit cups, made with pina, mango and jicama! Add the popular beverage agua de horchata and we promise, it’s worth the wait in line…delicioso!