Make that a World Feast this weekend as the Belvedere becomes the largest al fresco dining establishment in the region this weekend. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of WorldFest on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dinners, desserts, plate lunches, products, and appetizers from around the world as well as around the Louisville Metro brings culinary cultures together along the Ohio River.
Local independent merchants will bring the best of their menus for the hungry crowds who have made WorldFest one of the Top 10 winners in the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s Judge’s Award for Fall Festivals and Events.
Just a taste to fire up your appetite:
Shiraz Mediterranean Grill offers sizzling traditional dishes from fatoosh salad to falafels .
Savor the Gyoza Dumplings, Sushi, and.Tempiura at Bendoya.
For African specialties it’s all about the sauce. Sample meat, vegetables, and breads then take home a bottle of Sunrise Ginger Syrup, Jerk Sauce, or Sweet Heat Salsa. All Kilimanjaro food and products are African-inspired and Kentucky Proud!
Enjoy the delicious braided loaves of Tsoureki at the Hellenic Society of Louisville-Assumption Greek Orthodox Church booth.
It’s free and open to anyone who will enjoy discovering the world in our own back yard. Food, music, art, fashion, and dance rule on the river this weekend. Rain or shine so bring a bumbershoot or poncho to be safe.
The report from the Office of the Mayor states: With at least 90 languages spoken in the Louisville public schools and 50 percent of the city’s population growth over the past 15 years coming from international residents, Louisville is more culturally diverse than ever before.
In addition to those numbers, you can bear witness to 300 people taking their U.S. oath of citizenship at a naturalization ceremony at 1:30 p.m. today. The ceremony is coordinated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services – Louisville.
Back to food for a moment – Dare to Care will be collecting canned goods for their food bank so see what nourishment you can bring from your cupboards to donate will be much appreciated.
Here is the list of food vendors as it is listed on the LouisvilleKY.gov WorldFest page. You’ll be able to stamp your food passport often. Dig in!
A&A CONCESSIONS Adrienne & Company Inc Allpa Aloha Concession Banboo Concession Bendoya Restaurant BOLINGO (LOVE) Boss Hog Caribbean Style Pina Colada Chop’s kicthene Churreria Rabbit Corn Dogs Dish on Market El Gran Tako El Rin Con Sur Americano Taste of Ethiopia Gelato Gilberto, LLC Gernstein’s All American Going Nutts LLC Hot Roasted Almonds and Pecans Hawaiian Pineapple Whip Hellenic Society of Louisville – Assumption Gr. Orthodox Church Italian Polish Sausage/Kentuckiana Specialty Jamaican Assoc of Louisville Pennsylvania Dutch Funnel Cakes and Lemonade Kilimanjaro Lopez Foods Oasis Sushi & Soul Off The Hook Catering Repicci’s Italian Ice Ri Ra the Irish Pub Shiraz Mediterranean Grill Lemonade carts St. Francis of Assisi Committee on Conscience Taj Palace Indian Restaurant Taqueria Los Nietos Taqueria Estrella Thai Orchids Restaurant *ValuMarket (International)
Enjoy this Labor Day weekend by giving thanks for those who keep our cities and nation in motion. Independence sustains us all. Good to have you stop by and read this column every week, feel free to post any recipes, restaurants, groceries, or inspiration – here or on the TGIF Local Lunch Post on Facebook.