Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Gluten-free EatUP! Is a Hit!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Gluten-free EatUP! at Freddy’s Bar and big hugs and kisses to Deb Goldstein who organized and Tweeted until her thumbs were sore! This past Sunday, Feb 9, was crowded from the moment we opened the doors well into the evening as local musician John Pinamonti showed up for his late afternoon set. We literally took-down the doors for Monsieur Singh Lassi Pops as a line of eager people spilled out the front door. This all demonstrates the need for more better gluten-free foods. I’m very proud to be a part of it.
We had twelve wonderful vendors that made record sales with new customers, Freddy’s had the busiest Sunday ever, from afternoon well into evening. I personally pressed over 60 grilled Kim-cheese sandwiches and sold a lot of Napa cabbage kimchee! People even enjoyed a hot Yum Pie or two. Some folks came from as far as Princeton, NJ, as well as the other boroughs. Many people from the neighborhood stopped by for a look-see.
We meet again on March 9, same gluten-free time, same gluten-free place. The Gluten-free EatUP! thanks all the vendors who made this event deliciously unique: Dauphin Bakery, City Saucery, Sans Bakery, I Heart Keenwah, Monsieur Singh Lassi Pops, Krumvile Bake Shop, Nutcase Crunch, Brooklyn Porridge Co., Povilho Bakery, Gone Pie Vegan Bakery, Chic-a-Peas, Kimcheelicious Fine-aged Foods, Bards Beer and The Gluten Free Bakery in Chatham NY. Please visit these vendors websites and give them some love. And mostly I personally thank Matt, Don and Matt at Freddy’s Bar for giving us this opportunity to make it all happen.
The Gluten-free EatUP! is an event sponsored by Levine’s General Store, a provisioner of fine gluten-free foods and products. Photos: Deb Goldstein.