We have a few events going on in the Depot District this week. Tomorrow is the last car show (aka Cruise Nite). I have my dip chiller ready, and I'll be serving up some delicious dips with chips and carrots.
Saturday (and here is the relevant ice cream reference)August 23rd the neighborhood merchants are celebrating the anniversaries of Exquisite Revisit (antiques) and Over the Rainbow (ice cream). There will be a sidewalk chalk drawing contest for kids all along Windsor Avenue. The Fillmore Used Book Store will have half price books (from August 21-24). Mary Memories (antiques) will have free coffee and sweet rolls from 10-noon, plus a 10% discount on purchases. Exquisite Revisit is playing the Oreo game--you pick an Oreo (they're fake cookies from an old game) and open it to reveal your discount from 10-25% off. I'll be having a free gift with purchase over $20. The Windsor Cigar Depot has 10% off cigars (for the grown ups) and Over The Rainbow will be dishing up free ice cream for the kids between 1 and 2 o'clock (birthday cake flavor--I tried it, and it's good!). Then at 2, they have a magician performing. I will also be raffling off a Melissa and Doug puzzle--just come in and enter--I'll email you if you win. And yes, by entering you agree to be on my email list. *insert evil laughter here*
The Open Market (formerly known as the Farmer's Market) will be held, as usual, in the parking lot on Grove Ave. just North of Windsor from 8am-noon. What a busy day! There is also a street fair on Roosevelt Road by Fitzgerald's Nightclub with bands, food, and "green" vendors. I couldn't swing (i.e. coerce anyone to help me with this) a booth at it, but I'm hoping to head up there after I close to catch C.J. Chenier and grab a beer.