Happy July, friends, we hope your Independence Day celebrations were completely fabulous! Ours was, filled with good friends, family and plenty of fried chicken! Speaking of chicken, food and togetherness, Fancy Food Truck Friday will be on July 13th, starting at 5:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm! There are some new trucks on the roster this month - check it out:
Mandoline Grill - Vietnamese Cuisine
Ta Bom - Brazilian Cuisine
Veg It Up - Vegetarian Cuisine
After School Special - American Cuisine
The Hungry Nomad - Middle Eastern Cuisine
Waffles De Liege - Dessert
|Hungry diners wait in line at Altadena's Fancy Food Truck Friday|
We're very excited to welcome new trucks to the parking lot behind Webster's! Since it's also our Fifth Anniversary, we'll be making a party out of it and we're inviting everyone to come on by! OddBallGrape.com will be here with some of their interesting and humorous insights on wine that always leaves you with a smile. Their focus this month will be "A Good Bottle Of Wine For $13.00 And Under - Fact Or Fiction?". If this piques your interest, come on by and we'll do a blind tasting of their results!
Local artist/poet Aldonia Bailey will be with us this month as well, joined by her friends, who will take their poetry to another level with jazz. While I can tell you you've never heard anything like it, you'll just have to come find out for yourself!
|Aldonia Bailey Reading Poetry February, 2012 WFS|
In other news this month, Altadena has been rocked by the news of a WalMart Neigborhood Market opening at the corner of Lincoln Ave. and Figueroa Street. We've just recently heard that the retail behemoth is also in negotiations for the empty lot below the Ralphs Market on Lake Ave. and Calaveras Street. While we stand with our fellow independent business owners in opposing WalMart's presence in our town, we don't want to sway your opinion one way or another without offering you the chance to educate yourself on the pros and cons. Our Town Council representatives for that census tract are having a meeting on Thursday, July 12th, 6:00 pm at Jackson Elementary School. The address is 593 W. Woodbury Rd. in Altadena, and they invite you to come to hear a presentation and ask questions. There is also a meeting at The Coffee Gallery Backstage on Saturday, July 21 at 11:00 am, at which the film "The High Cost Of Low Prices" will be shown. The Coffee Gallery Backstage's address is 2029 Lake Ave., and the phone number is (626) 798-6236 - please call to make reservations. Both of these meetings will give you enough information for you to form your own opinion of what's taking place in Altadena today. You can also check the website www.savealtadena.com for more information.
That's all the news for this week, friends - Scott and I wish you all the best, and we'll talk to you soon!
Lori and Scott Webster