It's here. Booths and booths of food, all lined up like some heavenly food court, just waiting for me jump in the queue and order. And there's some art, too.
Of course I love to visit Festival of the Arts
for the beautiful and varied artwork. But it's the culinary arts that really get me excited for this annual spring event. Add the fact that the glorious food is paired with local nonprofits, and there isn't a single reason not to hunt down every meal from today to Sunday on International Food Row.
Counting the little stands and the larger booths, there are 30 food vendors to choose from this year. There are the old standards, like Strawberries Newport and Indian tacos, and some newbies this year, like Sage Gourmet Café and Market.
I always find myself in the Gopuram line, but I'm going to have to also try Craig and Carter's Famous Fish Tacos. Before this year, I've always shied away from any sort of fish and bread combination (salmon burgers, tilapia tacos), but thanks to Iguana Mexican Grill and Big Truck Tacos, I've uncovered a deep love of fish + taco shell.
Fish tacos or the tequila bread pudding from Interurban (also tasty), head over today with an empty tummy " you won't be disappointed.