Photos: The Flavor of Mexican Independence Day on Cherokee Street

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photos by Keegan Hamilton
Juan, --the owner of the RFT's Best Taco Cart of 2009 -- dishes up carne asada.
St. Louis' Hispanic community celebrated Mexican Independence Day this past weekend (no, gringo, that didn't happen on Cinco de Mayo) with a two-day festival on Cherokee Street. In addition to dozens of different delicious taco options, there was plenty of quality comida to be had. Click through for snapshots of the fest and the food in honor of Mexico's 200th birthday.
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photos by Keegan Hamilton
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Chicharrones -- a.k.a. pork rinds.
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Carmen Rivera and the Nicaraguan food of Fritanga.
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That's a lot of salsa.
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Horchata and assorted bebidas from Carniceria Latino Americana
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Cotton candy -- or algodón azucarado
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Fixins for tamales -- and a heap of fried food.
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