Ninth Avenue Food Festival 2011 Is On Now!

How could I space and forget this weekend is one of my favorites of the year: The Ninth Avenue Food Festival! While I'm hoping to spend more time there tomorrow (please don't rain!), I just zipped up for a quick lunch while I was out running errands. It's as fun as ever, and since some of the neighborhood's newest restaurants have joined in the fun this year, it's definitely worth braving the gray.

And for those of you who think it's just another street fair, this is why it isn't: While there are (unfortunately) a lot of the typical chain street fair vendors, many of the tents are set up by neighborhood restaurants and organizations. In the photo above is one of the many examples: Bali Nusa Indah, the 45th Street Block Association, and newbies City Sandwich, The Ember Room, and Southern Hospitality.
The 45th Street Block Association set up some hopscotch for the kids.

The folks from longtime neighborhood favorite Poseidon sell their Grecian goodies.

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