Chris’s Short Take: 2019 NYS Food Festival @ Empire Plaza
Food trucks and purveyors from all over the state converged on the Empire Plaza to show their wares, despite the threatening thunderstorms. Locals flocked to the open-air event sampling everything from BBQ to Utica Greens. Adult beverages flowed in the area behind the stage, as workers hurried to make the stage ready for Brian Setzer who, unfortunately, was unable to perform due to the weather.
This didn’t deter the faithful from tasting their way through the raindrops.
A lot of fun with a carnival atmosphere, so put it on the list for next year (without the side of rain).