Faces and Food at the Festival

I got to run through the International Festival Saturday on my way to work. I was “on assignment” for someone who asked me to get shots of the food at the ethnic celebration. Fortunately for me, of all the shots I took, I was unhappy with only one. Everyone else was  very cooperative.
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These women at the Macedonian booth were so happy I took their pic and for whom it was for, they gave me one of the kebab sandwiches. Wow!! That was great!

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This last group I passed as I was leaving, and the young gentleman with the lemonade cup called out to me and asked, “Will you take our picture?” I spun around and said, “Sure, if you want me to.” Everyone got in their positions, and the young woman in the yellow cap and the man in the red cap in the back came running over to try to photobomb the shot. They posed, and then laughed until I told them, “Stay in it!!” Everyone cheesed, I got the pic, and hopefully they’ll be as “famous” as they hoped when this is posted.

Santa Claus and St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church

Along with the Model Train Display at Black River Landing, there is the International Tree Display. St. Nicholas Church has a Christmas Eve Holy Supper display, along with informative write-ups about the Nativity, the Church’s upcoming centennial anniversary, and a piece detailing how Santa Claus originated from St. Nicholas.

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Daytripper: West Side Market

From what I understand, I was one of seven people in Northern Ohio that had never been to the West Side Market in Cleveland. So, to remedy that, I took a trip there Wednesday. I was impressed with the prices, the food and the choices, and considering that it drew over a million people last year, the quality must be outstanding as well. That said, take a tour of the market with me and see some of the offerings.

Tons of fresh, fragrant produce.

Flavored cheeses with interesting names.

Prepared foods ready to cook for dinner.

Salads and relishes.  

 

Cuts of pork.

 Flavored pastas.

 

Chicken in different forms and tastes. 

 

 

 Candy in different shapes and sizes.

 

 Beautifully marbled cuts of beef. 

A variety of shellfish and fish.

 

Baked goods that look as good as they taste.

 

All of these foods and goods housed in a marketplace that will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2012.  Do yourself a favor and pay another visit.

Unless you’re one of the other six…