If you get your produce at the Rochester Public Market, it's likely that you pause your shopping long enough to visit Juan & Maria's Empanada Stop for a delicious fix. If you've never heard of the cheese- or meat-filled crispy pastry pocket, it's time to ask somebody, or better yet, get your hands on one (or three). The Contreras couple will hold the 4th Annual Juan & Maria's International Spanish Festival at the Rochester Public Market (280 N. Union St.) on Sunday, September 2.
The theme this year is "Latinos, Differently the Same." Let traditional international Spanish music transport you through 20 Spanish-speaking countries (plus Brazil) from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dance, enjoy community, and don't forget the treats! Admission is free. For questions, call visit empanadastop.com.