Buckle up foodies!
If you’re a fan of events based around eating, you’ll probably want to check out Hometown-Homegrown at the Heinz History Center this weekend.
I actually stopped by for part of last year’s event and it was amazing. There was so much delicious food, friendly people who also like to talk about food and it was a great way to meet local restaurant and business owners.
I will also note that when I was there last year, there were lots of people, but it wasn’t so crowded that you had to wait in long lines to try things or made you feel like a sardine in a can.
There will be about 40 vendors at the event, but a few favorites worth noting are:
Wigle Whiskey – Every time I see them at an event, they always make the most delicious and refreshing drinks.
Social – Not sure what they’ll have this weekend, but they make some dang good pizza at their restaurant.
S&D Polish Deli — They made one of the best pierogies I ever had, filled with farmer’s cheese, which I think I ate at last year’s event.
The Original Oyster House — This place has been around forever and is known for its fried treats (sometimes you just want to eat what you know!). True to form, last year they were handing out something fried and delicious, but what it actually was escapes me. I can say that I remember going back for thirds though …
You can also check out this gallery from last year’s event here.
In addition to all of the eating that will be done, you can also check out some demonstrations by celebrity chefs, including Kevin Sousa of Superior Motors, Bill Fuller of Big Burrito and Rick Sebak.
If you’re planning to go, it’s happening at the Heinz History Center in the Strip District Saturday, June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and tickets are $15 (there are also discounts for seniors, students and children).
For more information or purchase tickets, visit heinzhistorycenter.org.
If you love food too, be sure to follow Sarah on Twitter: @SarahtheKovash