Two legendary South of the Border entities are coming to the L.A. County Fair. Hussong’s Cantina and Taqueria and Hotel César will bring their unique brand of fun, food and entertainment to the Fair, Sept. 8 – Oct. 1 (closed Mondays and Tuesdays).
Ovations Food Services, which provides food and beverage services to arenas, stadiums, convention centers and fairs, contracted with the well-known establishments to bring recreations to fairs in California.
“These legendary Mexican hot spots are destinations known throughout the state of California,” said Ken Young, president of Ovations. “We want to bring some of the excitement, the atmosphere and traditional menus of these fine establishments to the millions who attend California fairs each year and heighten their overall fair experience.”
Anyone who has been to Baja knows Hussong’s. Dubbed the oldest cantina in the Californias, Hussong’s, according to legend, is famous for inventing the margarita back in 1941. Bartender Don Carlos Orozco concocted the drink for Margarita Henkel, daughter of the German ambassador to Mexico. Hussong’s will serve their famous and most sought-after margaritas. The cantina was founded by German immigrant Johann Hussong, who obtained an alcohol license in 1892 and started the John Hussong Bar. It is currently operated by his son, Ricardo.
Hotel César in Tijuana is where Italian restaurateur Caesar Cardini created his famous salad – sans anchovies – in 1924. The recreated version of the Hotel César will feature its traditional guacamole and tortilla chips along with its original Caesar salads.
Mexican musicians Cokodriloz are scheduled to make their U.S. debut at the Fair, performing at Hussong’s/Hotel César.
With these two additions to the 2006 L.A. County Fair, the Fair is where you’ll find your spicy South of the Border fun. For more information on the Fair, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com.