Heat didn't keep folks away
The third annual Little Italy festival kicked things off Friday evening and continues until 10:00 p.m. tonight. We were sorry we missed this festival last year, so we were determined to go. It was hot and humid this afternoon, but by 1:00 p.m, the crowds were pretty thick with folks eating, drinking, and taking in the sights and sounds of the neighborhood.
What's an Italian festival without good food? Local favorites Francesca's and Ferrara's had booths set up offering entrees and desserts respectively. We sampled the chicken and salad from Francesca's and pastry from Ferrara. Both did not disappoint. The chicken breast from Francesca's was moist and tasty, as was the salad featuring tomatoes, yellow peppers, red onions, and blue cheese. The zeppoli from Ferrara's was almost as good as
my grandmother's (please don't tell), light and airy, with a delicious custard filling.
The vendors were the usual assortment of arts and craft items, some specifically Italian, but most were fairly generic. My favorite? The man selling Frank Sinatra t-shirts. Classic!