By Darrel Wheeler
Last Saturday from 1pm ‘till 5pm the parking lot at the 4125 Alpha Street strip mall was transformed into a “Let’s get together and feel alright” community food fest.
From Korean to soul food, food connoisseurs were able to enjoy Big Belly’s one-of-a-kind Bar-B-Q. The taste was in the meat and the sauce, can’t be beat! Ms. Denise’s tasty soul food dinner plates, One:ish Gourmet Sandwiches and King Cutty’s fried “Fish-Crack”.
“You taste this fish…you will definitely be back for more,” said Glen “Cutty” Pageant.
There were some busy cooks that made the day extra special. The Write Juice’s mobile truck was there blending health back into the community and Akeera’s Lit Lemonade was there for the thirsty people.
“We are from this community, so we are here to help as much as possible. We try to do the food fest about once a month. We just want to bring positive vibes to the place we grow up,” Heavy Pocketz partner Tony Jackson shared.
Basketball, good eats, music, dominos, cards, jumpers, lively conversations and more is how they got down at the big HP parking lot.
“This community raised me and my brothers. It takes a village. Whatever I can do to give back, that’s what I’m going to do. I could have opened the store somewhere else but I wanted it here in my community that I grew up in,” Heavy Pocketz owner Tyrell Robinson shared.
“Our store specializes in high quality clothing and shoes. We are bringing fashion to the neighborhood. Come check us out, we’ve got the good stuff.”