Parents, children, elders, youth — families who make up this community keep our streets full of activity. From moms heading to a local groceteria like Casa Lucas or El Chico to buy food; to children tugging at their abuela’s sleeve asking for an ice cream from the numerous paleteros who roll their small carts across these streets; to young lovebirds on a budget — it’s a village.
You’ll see young and … ahem… vintage .. professionals stopping at the local sports watering holes like The Napper Tandy where the Taco Tuesdays make it the best deal in town; or Pig & Pie for a beer and a hot dog, or Pop’s Bar for a good stiff drink.
There’s the width and breadth of arts and culture in this corridor with longstanding institutions like Galeria de la Raza where new, cutting edge visual and spoken word artists rub shoulders with established nationally known poets and artists; then there’s BRAVA Theater, where there’s always a good show where you can catch hard to see groups like the recent Septepo Nacional de Cuba, or the fabulous “Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical.”
We hope you can see just a glimpse of why we’re so passionate about the Latino Cultural District!