A Food Soiree

Please come out tonight in support of the Sweet Auburn Curb Market’s new extended hours (till 8 p.m.) on Thursdays. Most of the restaurants will be open for business, including the newest and definitely fabulous Bell Street Burritos, which started as a delivery business and a way for a young professor of theology to feed his family. If you are still pining for Tortillas on Ponce, Matt’s burritos are exact replicas of the original, sauce and all.

Also…the first ever evening Urban Picnic at the market sponsored by the Atlanta Street Food Coalition will start promptly at 5 p.m. and many of your favorite food trucks will be on the curb!

Come out to support the market so it can keep moving in the right direction….

Athens More Progressive Than Atlanta

Farm Cart

Image of the Farm Cart from the Athens Banner-Herald

Today’s Athens Banner-Herald has an article about the possibility of the unified city-county government considering expanding the number of permits it issues for street vendors. As is, Athens-Clarke County issues 25 permits total for vendors of all kinds between downtown and the nearby University of Georgia campus, meaning those who would serve us delicious food compete with those who sell hippie jewelry or knock-off designer sunglasses. Competition for the permits is serious, with people sometimes camping out overnight to have a chance at one, but many of those who hold them only set up for home football games. Olivia Sargeant, of the Farm Cart, has asked Mayor Heidi Davison to consider expanding the number of permits and modifying the health code rules vendors must meet to make them more reasonable, and it seems as though the ACC commission might be receptive.

Sargeant’s Farm Cart will be in Atlanta today for the Atlanta Street Food Coalition’s rally/urban picnic at the Sweet Auburn Curb Market from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where we hope to see many of you.