My husband and I just got back from The Taste of The Danforth. It’s and Annual festival in my neighborhood celebrating all things Greek. Of course, that section of the Danforth is fairly multicultural now, so when visiting the “Taste of the Danforth” you can sample foods from India, Mexico, Greece, Thailand and pretty much anywhere as there are all kinds of restaurants along that 3 km stretch.
So .. my husband and I live in the Toronto Danforth area so we walked from our house to The Danforth and then walked up and down the whole Taste of the Danforth area. It was loud and crowded and it rained on us a few times. It was also quite hot and humid! After a while of walking I was almost looking forward to the rain to help me cool off!
In addition to sampling food at the Taste of the Danforth, my husband and went in to a few stores. The stores that normally close by 6 pm or so on Saturdays stay open until midnight during the Taste of the Danforth so you get to shop in stores that you normally wouldn’t. I actually went in a few stores that I normally wouldn’t have shopped in – my husband and I went in a record store that had vintage vinyl records, and we went into a few clothing stores.
We also went into one of the jewelery stores just to browse around. We were both jewelers when we met and we know the jeweler who owns the store we went in to so it was sort of a visit. we got into a discussion about jewelry fashion trends for moms while we were there because I’ve seen a few news stories lately about “push jewelery” as in a jewelery gift for a new mom. We certainly didn’t call it that when I was a jeweler!
We bought enough food that we were able to bring some home for tomorrow. Yum – Gyros and Spanokopita for dinner tomorrow too. Can’t wait. Do you like Greek food too? Do you go to local festivals in your area or home town?