Gone are the days when all the food in CelebrateErie was crammed into Perry Square. According to Aaron Loncki, marketing strategist for the City of Erie and he’s the organizer of CelebrateErie, food trucks and downtown restaurants will be on his 14th street south of Main Stage near Fourth and State Streets this year. It is said that it will extend until the end of the festival on the street.
Some of the vendors at the flagship city food hall will be serving from the outdoor sidewalk on North Park Row, he said.
Perry Square has five vendors and five food trucks parked intermittently on State Street, Ronchi said.
“In this way, people can access food in different locations during the festival,” said Ronchi, adding that the food hall will continue to allow people to get other food and use the air conditioning. He added that it was open to
Vendors in Perry Square include:
- Union Station Brewery
- Italian food in Stanganelli
- Three Beads Saloon
- Outlaw BBQ Revolution
- coney ice cream
The following food trucks will be parked for the duration of the festival:
- big cheese
- Mel’s Mobile Diner
- Spanglish skillet
- Mad tortilla
- Happy Campers Snack Shack
According to Ronchi, the organizers tried to include a diverse range of vendors offering dishes from several specialties and cultures.
Music act:Ja Rule, Mýa, Jimmie Allen and X Ambassadors Take the Main Stage at CelebrateErie
Jo’s Brooklyn Bagel opens in food hall
Jo’s Brooklyn Bagel Too, Flagship City Food Hall22 N. Park Row, opened Saturday.
Owner Teresa Sanders, 55, says she learned at work at Jo’s Brooklyn Bagel’s first store, which opened at 833 West 38th Street in 2008. Banana Pepper Bagel, “Everything” Bagel, Dill Pickle, Swiss.
The food hall is open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 2 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM to 2 PM. She said she had been looking for another location because she had so many downtown customers, and when she heard about the opening of a food hall, she thought it would be a good fit.
The bagel and sandwich menus are the same at the new store, and for the time being, the two stores are open for shorter hours. Sanders said it will be open at night with a completely different menu in the fall.
“There are no secret recipes,” she said of the popular bagels. “They are baked fresh every night.”
She said day-old bagels are being donated to fire departments and pantries.
Food hall changes:New Tenants Open Monday at Erie’s Flagship City Food Hall
news and notes
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Altered State Distillery, 1535 W. Eighth St. will host an outdoor concert featuring Pittsburgh band Stationary Pebbles on Sept. 9, according to its Facebook page. It runs from 7pm to 10pm, weather permitting, and is free with no cover charge. Tariq’s Best Philly food truck serves sandwiches from 5pm to 9pm
Annapurna Kitchen1315 Parade St. is closed until further notice due to a family wedding, according to its Facebook page.
Black Monk Brewery, 3721 W. 12th St., is hosting its last two Bike Nights fundraiser this season from 6-8:30 p.m. this Thursday and Aug. 25. The event benefits Veteran Miracle Center Erie. This Thursday’s band is Gypsy Heart, along with food truck Tariq’s Best of Her Philly. On August 25th, the band is Ice Cream Socialists and the food truck is The Mad Tortilla. For more information, visit facebook.com/BlackMonkBrewery.
cloud 9, 25 French Street will host a pig roast on August 31st. Tickets are $36.85 and include a buffet meal. For information and reservations, visit facebook.com/cloud9erie.
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