Summer Nights at Hester Nights
Food fairs in the city are as much a summer staple as the cafes with outdoor seating, concerts in the park, and smelly streets! Earlier this week, I found myself at an event called Hester Nights. I know what you’re thinking – these summer fairs are a dime a dozen. What makes this one so special? Here’s the lowdown, amigos…
Reason 1: Hester Nights offers a line-up of local, indie food businesses every Thursday at the Hotel Eventi Plaza. It’s open from noon to 10pm, so you could literally have lunch, dinner, and a mid-afternoon snack there, if you were so inclined. And unlike other food fairs, you don’t have to struggle to carry and consume your fruit juice, pizza slice, and taco all while standing; there’s outdoor seating in the plaza with a cool ambiance.
Reason 3: Hester Nights isn’t just about food. There was a stall by Estate Jewels with an eye-catching display of their vintage jewelry collection. I was only planning to browse but instead walked away with a gold chain bracelet I fell in love with (don’t judge, it happens to the best of us). I believe there are different vendors every week.
Reason 4: There was also a party to celebrate the official opening of a retail store called The HESTER. Honestly, I’m not sure I understand this store which has advertised itself as “new retail concept”. The store layout is minimalistic with certain areas occupied with displays by jewelry designers, interior, and clothes designers. Whether all the displays were present as works of art to be admired or for sale was unclear. The HESTER will be open late in conjunction with Hester Nights every week.
|Clockwise: Joel Fitzpatrick organic towels; DJs at the party; free wine; Kelly Lamb geo-planters|
So there you have it, folks. A simple recipe to spice up your Thursday night. If you end up going, let me know how you enjoyed it!