Recap: Grub Street Food Festival at Hester Street Fair

Posted on: October 18th, 2010 at 6:18 am by

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Saturday afternoon, the hungry hordes descended upon the Hester Street Fair for the Grub Street Food Festival.  And judging by the crowds, the event was a success.  The whole neighborhood, and then some, turned out for the event, which made sampling the food a task-and-a-half.

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Table vendors and food trucks alike were overwhelmed by turnout, which obviously translated to unavoidable long lines.  Wait time for any samples was at least ten minutes.  But the music was groovin’, courtesy of Santos Party House, and everyone in attendance was enjoying. Most popular vendor-attractions seemed to be Waffles and Dinges, the Mexicue truck parked on Essex, and Luke’s Lobster.

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Even Andrew W.K. stopped by at the tail-end to do a bit of spinning, but alas, we were unable to stick around for it.

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