Park Street Cultural Tour

Home on Park Street
Four Days in the Corridor
Experiencing Community
What the Kids Said

Day One
Chadbourne College
Sadie Pearson & Richard Davis
Trinity Church
Ideal Body Shop
Park Street Shoe Repair
Yee's Laundry
La Movida
Mercado Marimar
Bram's Addition

Day Two
Early Childhood Center
Yue-Wah Oriental Foods
Boys & Girls Club
Style & Grace Salon
St. Mark's Lutheran Church
Romnes Apartments
Yasmin's Halal Meat Market
Miracle's Home
Neighborhood House
Italian Workmen's Club
Family Potluck

Day Three
Meriter Hospital
Bayview Mural
Bocce Ball
Beth Israel Synagogue
Wisconsin Union Hoofers
Mexico Lindo
Fishing Along Wingra Creek

Day Four
AFL-CIO (Labor Temple)
Eugene Parks
Quality Ace Hardware
Oriental Shop
Lakeside Fibers
Chicken Underground
Family Daycare
Tropical Fish World
Quann Community Gardens
Multicultural Center

Street Scenes 1
Street Scenes 2
Park Street Delights 1
Park Street Delights 2

Dane County Cultural Tour
Hmong Cultural Tour

Lots of hot peppers available at the market
Eating tamales at the market

Mercado Marimar

2102 South Park Street

Eating tamales inside the Mercado Marimar marketMexican food, American food, everything labeled in Spanish. A special room for making Latino dishes, an intriguing place for culture.

CDs, pastries, spices, fresh fruit, you would never imagine such a small store could sell so many different things.
–Rosemary Fruits inside the market

They gave out tamales, a Latino food made out of corn husk outside and wrapped inside the corn husk is pork, red sauce, and corn, I believe.

Mmm... spicy, hot, delicious. Cheesy and peppery some with lots of spice and some with just a bit.
–AlexandraVegetables on display in the market

The best thing about it is that every section you walk in you smell and see something new. They even have different drinks than we do. They have huge fried sheets of something called chicharones that look a lot like over sized Chinese Shrimp Chips. They even sell different candy than we do.
–MiracleInside the market

At Mercado Marimar the meat came in many different cuts, as did the cheese. They also had a lot of cool piñatas.
–Sam O.

There was meat, cheese and nectars. Some of the nectars were flavored Mango, Guava, Guayaba and Tamarind just to name of few of the exotic ones. But the things that interested me most were the spices.

A culture waiting to be discovered
Just open this door
And you'll enter another side of the world.


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