I recently spent a good bit of time downtown in Huntsville for two food related events.
First I headed to Fountain Circle for the monthly Food Truck event.
This location was SO much better than the last. There was nice grassy areas for people to sit and listen to the music, space for the kids to play, and it was fairly easy to find the trucks you were looking for because they were all along one stretch.
The first thing I did was look for my critical thirst quencher. My favorite “Front Porch Special” tea from Piper & Leaf.
For my food selection, I chose a BBQ Pulled Pork Melt from the Earth & Stone truck. Yum!
The next Food Truck Rally will be downtown Huntsville on June 20th.
The next morning I headed downtown again. This time my daughter and I met my friend, CA Marks for coffee at A Cup of Everything. Then we walked around the corner to the new Clinton Row Project, where Belle Chevre was having it’s Huntsville grand opening.
You may remember my mentioning Belle Chevre last summer when I went to their Southern Reinvention event in Elkmont. I keep saying “summer” but really it was in October. It was only 9 hundred thousand degrees that day…so it felt like summer!
And so here in Huntsville…
This is me taking a selfie in front of their….selfie station! LOL.
The wet weather worked in our favor on this rainy morning. Why? Because we were some of the first 100 people in the door…and that means free Belle Chevre every month for a year! Yeah baby!
While I was there, I saw a face that belonged to a sweet lady that I have chatted with through social media since moving here last year. We finally met “IRL.” Christy Jordan of Southern Plate.
Christy was there to help judge the recipe contest that day. I had a ton of people tell me I should have entered, and I would have loved to, but I didn’t find out about it until the last minute. Maybe next year – because I got the impression that there may be annual one. I mean who wouldn’t want a chance for one of these adorable trophies!?
Judging can be deliciously hard work.
The winners of the categories.
Later that day, I enjoyed a cup of coffee with one of the best slices of cheesecake I’ve ever had. After I taking the last bite, I looked longingly at the empty container…trying to will more to appear!
Have you been to any “foodie” events in your town lately?