Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair
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August 18th, 2007 – by: TRE69
Since I live in the hilly area of Silver Lake, we decided to drive and park closer to Sunset Blvd.
This weekend, August 18 and 19, the Sunset Junction Street Festival/Fair celebrated its 27th year. Since I didn't plan on going until the day of the festival/fair, the entrance fee was $15. It was okay because it was going to a good cause in my own 'hood.
Though the live music is the biggest draw to the event, for my cousin and I, it was the wide variety of food. We were starving but we restrained ourselves from hitting up the first food stand we came across and walked around a bit to get the lay of the land.
Since we didn't see the deep-fried turkey leg stand (the food item my cousin deparately yearned for) we stopped at one of the many grill stands to silence our stomach growls. I ordered the bratwaurst with grilled onions and deli-style mustard while my cousin ordered the Polish dog with grilled onions, sauerkraut, and deli-style mustard. We took a "seat" on a shaded curb to grub and it sure was good. The bun was way too much bread.
With hunger pangs gone, we wander around the area and peruse the goods of the artisans. We stopped at a booth selling just ceramic figurines...all the same just different colors. My cousin was so enamored with the figurine because she said it represented her and her boyfriend. I don't have a pic of it but I'll try to describe it. The figurine has two stylistic block people hugging. My cousin picked the black and white figurine since the vendor didn't have a brown and white one. Days later after she gives the ceramic to her boyfriend, she calls..."It isn't a figurine...it's a salt and pepper shaker!" LOL ...Anyways...
We continued to walk around booth shopping, watching graffiti artists create, and getting free samples of Diet Pepsi Max and Starbuck's Blueberry Frappaccino.
Ready to pass out from too much sun we head out but not before stopping at one of my favorite gelato places...Pazzo Gelato (which I'll have to write a review on later).
It was a great time...maybe we'll go again next year and hopefully we'll actually listen to the musical talent!
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