The Upshur Street Art and Craft Fair was packed -- the sidewalks along the north side of the 800 block of Upshur were filled with vendors selling handmade art, and people browsing and buying.
The music and food back in the lot behind Petworth Citizen was filled with some amazing looking food by local restaurants and vendors. I hear the food of the day was the Kimcheese sandwich and Kraut Burger from No. 1 Sons. Local favorite The Pitch was also on scene grilling to rave reviews.
Timber Pizza was out with their food truck and, according to co-owner Andrew Dana, sold out of their pizzas quicker than they thought (two and a half hours early). Side note, they're hoping to get the final plans for their restaurant at 809 Upshur approved by DCRA by year's end so they can try to make a Spring 2016 opening. There are many pizza-loving neighbors eagerly waiting, Andrew.
Really pleased to run into Michael Aniton, assistant attorney general from the DC Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Aniton was instrumental in investigating the Riyad inconvenience store, and working with the building owner and store owner to get to an amicable solution (and ultimately, get the Riyad closed). I'm a big fan of Mr. Aniton and appreciate seeing him at ANC meetings and community events.
Thanks to everyone who worked hard to put this Fair together. What an awesome thing to have in the Petworth neighborhood.
Here's a gallery of pictures: (click on the photo to enlarge)