OK folks, save the date -- Sunday May 15, 2011. During the afternoon of the 15th (2-5pm), I hope you can make time to join the event.
As you probably know, SS has been well behind the curve on the "Taste of..." events in the area. Well the times are changing. Thanks to some of our hard-charging neighbors next month we will have our own event. It won't be for all of SS, our geographic area is way too big, so the focus will be on our own little Fenton Village. Sweet!
If you don't know, FV is generally considered to be the area between Wayne Ave, Fenton, Burlington Ave (to the south) and Georgia Ave (to the north). All restaurants in this area were invited to participate in the event. And from the list of those that have accepted, there will be quite a variety of food to sample. Here are some you can expect to see:
Fenton Cafe (new kid on the block -- crepes!)
Original Big Greek Cafe (and the copycat too)
Thai Derm (one of my faves)
Lotus Cafe (AKA Kim Than for you old timers)
Odalis Cafe (who are they??)
Society (not open yet in the old Nicaro spot, so we'll see what to expect from them)
Here's the deal, each restaurant is encouraged to offer several apps or small plates. Event attendees will be encouraged to move from restaurant to restaurant (a movable feast!). As encouragement, each participant will obtain a 'passport' to be stamped at each restaurant.
From what I can tell (but need to find out for sure), these small plates may run from free to $5 a pop. There will also be street vendors, a concert at the end and other non food-related businesses in the 'hood participating.
The event is sponsored by the SS Citizens Advisory Board and Downtown SS.
So let's hope for good weather and a good crowd to sample and support our local restaurateurs. I for one am looking forward to the event.