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Tastefest my a**

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Yesterday Kasia and I went to Chatham’s 1st annual ‘Tastefest’. It was a beautiful day, we both like yummy food, it was a short walk (no driving required!) and it seemed like a good way to spend time on a Saturday afternoon. Right?

First of all, there wasn’t much in the way of ‘taste’ at the ‘tastefest’. Sure, a few of the restaurants along King Street (the main downtown thoroughfare that was closed off for the festivities) had tables set up out front, but that was it. There were stores that moved some merchandise outside, there was a moon-bounce or two for the kiddies and a few bands playing, but it seemed like it was a tastefest in name only.

We were chatting with a cousin of mine (who owns a shop along King Street) about how the festival could be improved in subsequent years – allowing restaurants from outside the downtown core, church groups, and ethnic groups to set up booths would be a good start. Make it more about the food and less about the downtown business improvement group. Something like Taste of Chicago or City Fest in Detroit.

On a side note – I brought my camera (gatherings like this are always a great place to get photos) and even though I took 153 shots, not ONE turned out well. Grumble grumble grumble …


Written by The Canuck

July 6, 2008 at 9:23 am

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  1. There was a big ole tastefest here in Detroit over the weekend – you guys should have been here instead!

    Actually, I just found out GM is sponsoring FREE open air concerts on the river all summer. Big names too – Mitch Ryder, the Guess Who, Foreigner…

    FOR FREE!!! Can’t beat that with a stick!!!


    Michigander Fan

    July 6, 2008 at 4:42 pm

  2. I see I’ll have to be the one to post on our encounter with the earnest Pentecostal… 😉


    July 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

  3. Well, if you wouldn’t mind? You can probably provide a much better account of the situation than I could. 😉

    The Canuck

    July 7, 2008 at 12:59 pm

  4. […] my beloved mentioned in his blog post, we went to check out Chatham’s first effort at a “Taste Fest” on […]

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