Today is the opening of the SoFo (South Fortaleza) Culinary Fest, which runs August 2-5, 2012, featuring culinary delights and musical entertainment. San Juan Mayor Jorge Santini Padilla invited all visitors, local and international, to enjoy the 9th edition of this culinary event. On this occasion, the festival highlights 35 restaurants and over 25 artisans of the culinary arts, displaying products such as sweets, coffee, and condiments, among many others. There will also be five stages with a variety of live musical performances at San Francisco Street, Fortaleza Street, Recinto Sur, and the Arturo Somohano Plaza.
Santini said that “This festival is a recognized inside and outside of Puerto Rico, because it is proven that ‘gourmet’ gastronomy, urban foods, and modest culinary businesses renowned for their flavor, are the best representation of the city and Old San Juan, where the restaurants really know about good food.”
The restaurants represented include Agua Viva, Al Dente, Croichy Store, Café Puerto Rico, Dragonfly, Pizzería Pirilo, Pieria Restaurante & Lounge, Rick’s Café, Trois Cent Onze, Tío Danny, Marmalade, Siglo XX, Tantra, C.VI.CHE, el Café Awilda Carbia-Mi Sushi, The Parrot Club, Vaca Brava, J-Taste, Lupis Mexican Grill, Raíces, Mojitos, Génesis, La Madre, Sofia’s Italian Kitchen & Bar, El Cladero Sabroso, Caficultura, Old San Juan Food Court, Café Berlín, Es Natural Shop & Eat, Brick’Shaus, Moreno Spot, El Balcón Moreno, and Toro Salao.
Security Commissioner San Juan, Pablo Rodríguez, indicated closure of Fortaleza and San Justo Streets, between San Justo and Norzagaray Streets.
For full article (in Spanish), see http://www.noticel.com/noticia/128135/santini-invita-al-sofo.html
Shown above: Aguaviva; below: South Fortaleza Street