Savor Santa Ana returns this Saturday on October 12th with an amazing fall carnival theme. This year’s restaurant participants include many fan favorites and some new and exciting additions to DTSA. Take a look at what delicious items you can find at this year’s Savor Santa Ana!
Blackmarket Bakery– Seasonal Bread Pudding, Golden Child (GF Cake), Vegan Sprinkle Cookie
Chapter One: the modern local – Bacon wraps and C1 Punch
Chevitas Juice and Bagels- Sopes/Picadas- Chorizo, Chicken w/Potato, Sour Cream w/Queso Fresco
Congregation Alehouse – Cajun Style Sliders
Eat Chow– 5 Cheese Mac & Cheese and Turkey Chili
El Indio– Tacos (Chicken Tinga, Chicken Mole, Beef Barbacoa, Chicharron en Salsa Verde, Chorizo con papa)
El Mercado– Open Face Chicken Mole Sliders- Mary’s Chicken, House Mole, Wild Arugula, Cotija Cheese, Pickled Onions, Artisanal Roll.
Frida Cinema– Small drink and popcorn
Good Beer– Pint of IPA & Pint of Sour
The Den Café– Elote Mac & Cheese (Vegan) and Sangria
Kaizen Shabu- Ceviche- Made with shrimp, onion, tomatoes, cilantro, cucumbers and homemade chips
Kebab Place– Platter of Organic Chicken Kebab, Gyros, Falafel, and Basmati Rice
La Michoacana- TBD
Las Cazuelas - Chicken Flautas
Lola Gaspar– Esquites
McDonalds – New Spicy Glazed Chicken Tenders
Mission Bar– Beer Sample
Mix Mix– Chorizo & Potato Croquettes
Native Son– Arancini
Next Round– Mole Tots and Poke
Pizza Press– The Sun Pizza, The Vegetable Pizza, The Herald
Taquerias Guadalajara – Shrimp Ceviche with Mango
The Copper Door– Burbon Pumpkin Smash and Apple Pumpkin Beer
Velvet Lounge– Butternut Squash Soup, Funnel Cake, and Fried Chicken Siders
Wursthaus – Mini Drunken Fries and Smoked Brat
Alta Baha– Mini Miche “La Bruja” and Frito Pie
Chunk N Chip– Sammich Sampler
FAKA’s Island Grill– Katsu Slider
La Vegana Mexicana– Mini Pambazo
Miel – Agua Frescas
Portola Coffee Lab– Iced Rose and Cardamom, Nitro, Alchemistic
Mar – Ahi Poke Sample
Deli Station – BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Dos Chinos– Crispy Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp Taco
McFadden Public Market
Mission Control Bar– Mana Potion
Munchies Vegan Diner– “Nozzarella” Stick with Marinara Sauce
Twisted Tiki– Luau Punch
Wings & Bowls– Korean Chicken Wings and Kalbi Nachos
Three Pugs Bakery@ 4THStreet Market - Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart w/Sweet Potato Ice Cream & Salted Butterscotch and Smoked Chicken Pot Pie Soup
Gus’s Fried Chicken@ Fleenor's on 4th – Fried Chicken
Northgate – Tamales and Champurado
Savor Santa Ana Tickets are $10 each and come with 5 tasting tickets. You can buy your tickets at the event (Cash Only) or you can pre order your tickets at http://www.savorsantaana.com.
Orange County’s premier all-ages food festival Savor Santa Ana returns Saturday, October 12th from 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to sample unique and tasty dishes from over 40 of Downtown Santa Ana’s local restaurants and bars and experience exciting entertainment with this year’s fall carnival theme.
This marks the seventh Savor Santa Ana festival for Downtown Santa Ana, which celebrated the city’s 150th birthday earlier this year. A trolley will provide free rides around DTSA making it easy for guests to access all the Savor participants, which include DTSA’s two food courts Mcfadden and 4th Street Market, The Den, The Good Beer Company, Chapter One, Pizza Press and much more.
DTSA’s side-walks will come to life with this year’s entertainment. Live performances will cover every street of the festival. Guests can enjoy various types of live music from the techno sounds of DJ Deitii to acoustic performances. One performance you won’t want to miss will be fire dancers Joshua Medina and Rose Wright. Their spectacular act will light up the night sky and emphasize this year’s fall carnival theme.
Savor Santa Ana is an opportunity for restaurants to share their most popular dishes or create seasonal options catered to the theme and event. Next Round Bar & Grill will be serving up delicious Molè Tots, which is a bed of crunchy tater tots topped with shredded chicken with molè sauce, cilantro, and queso fresco.
For all you Mac N Cheese lovers, Savor will feature two unique options. The Den is offering a vegan-option with their Elote Mac N Cheese. This dish replaces the dairy ingredients with vegan mayo and cashew cheese. The Den will also be offering a refreshing Sangria. Eat Chow will offer a five-cheese Mac and Cheese to their guest and delicious turkey chili.
For our Savor guests who are 21+ make sure you head over to Mcfadden Public Market for some refreshing libations. The Twisted Tiki will serve up their Luau punch and Mission Control will offer their Mana Potion. While you’re there, stop by Wings and Bowls for some Korean BBQ wings and kalbi nachos.
Savor Santa Ana tickets are just $10 and include 5 tasting tickets. Tickets are available online for pre-purchase at savorsantaana.com, and are available cash-only at the event.
Article by: Jennifer Morones
Photos by: Scott Levy