A Flavorful, Fun Time Sunday In Downtown
Crowds packed the food tents (above) at Sunday’s Carousel of Flavor, with each diner patiently waiting his or her turn to sample some of local restaurants’ tastiest dishes
POTTSTOWN PA – If it was great to smell, delicious to eat, and went with a fine wine, cold brew or bubbly soft drink, it probably was available for purchase Sunday afternoon (Sept. 13, 2015), during the 12th annual Carousel of Flavor fund-raiser downtown in the 100 block of East High Street to benefit the Carousel At Pottstown project.
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The usual crowd-pleasers were evident: hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream. So were other treats: decadent macaroni and cheese, deli-thin roast beef piled high on a bun (want au jus with that?), fancily decorated cupcakes that looked almost too pretty to eat. And chili, and barbecue, and crab cakes (served three different ways!), and an intriguing selection of locally bottled wines and craft beers.
No, there was no chance you’d walk away hungry.
Diners grabbed a table at Smith Family Park and talked as children played at the edges of its fountain. Others milled about in the middle of High Street, eating as they walked and watching other people, also eating. Friends chatted. Folks who hadn’t seen each other for months were re-united. Pure strangers became polite passers-by.
The weather certainly helped. Although the skies were somewhat cloudy for a portion of the day, and temperatures a little-too-fall-like for some, the event was generally sunny. It was an enjoyable time to be outdoors.
The object of all this attention, the entertaining and soon-to-be-finished West King Street carousel that holds the promise of bringing even more tourists downtown, was of course open for inspection. It’s been a big week for carousel boosters: the project on Thursday (Sept. 10) won a $250,000 economic redevelopment grant from Montgomery County that will help speed its completion.
Carousel animal photo from the Carousel At Pottstown via Facebook
All other photos by Joe and Debbie Zlomek for The Post Publications LLC