Edgewood Plaza 'foodie' event repeats today

One-evening gourmet-food-vendor event to be continued -- starting next Monday evening

For one evening on Monday (Sept. 13) the nearly vacant Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center came alive.

It was so lively that organizers are going to do it again today (Sept. 20) from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

An estimated 300 Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis residents attended "Edgewood Eats," a neighborhood-organized event during which mobile gourmet-food vendors sold dinner in the parking lot in front of the defunct Albertsons store.

Crescent Park resident Susie Hwang organized the event with permission from landowner Sand Hill Property (see the Weekly's Aug. 20 story, "Turning asphalt into opportunity").

The "foodie" event was met with enthusiasm.

"All ages, families, folks (were) stopping by after work: pets, food-truck devotees and newbies -- the whole range," Hwang said.

Residents Kay and Bob Schauer wrote in an e-mail to their neighbors: "Wow, the best use of Edgewood Shopping Center in a decade. And so much fun. Even waiting 40 minutes for our food turned into a good time to chat with others. And sitting on a curb to eat DELICIOUS food -- I felt like I was a kid again."

"What a wonderful event," wrote Julie Jerome. "So many neighbors and a lovely choice of interesting food. ... Could we do it again?"

"Will definitely do it again," said Hwang,who has scheduled the second installment for the same time next Monday (Sept. 20).

Hwang has created a Facebook page to publicize future dates. Once evenings get cool and dark, the gatherings will probably move to monthly for the winter.

"Sand Hill Property is happy to let us continue gathering regularly for as long as there is enthusiasm from the community and the vendors," she said.

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