The annual Grand Avenue Festival -- taking place all day and evening tomorrow, Saturday, October 20, celebrates all of the small businesses and local artists who call the neighborhood home. Many artists' studios and gallery spaces located along lower Grand Avenue open their doors for curious visitors to check out what's currently lining their walls, making for a lively and creative Saturday afternoon. Notable galleries include The Chocolate Factory and Bragg's Pie Factory (sadly, neither of them actually makes or serves sweet treats).
Beyond visual art, this year the festival presents a Feast for All Senses, featuring popular local DJs and musicians, and -- more importantly -- lots of local eats. Food trucks will located on Grand Avenue between 10th and 15th Avenues. Nearby restaurants, including El Norteno and Golden Moon Palace, will also be ready to serve the art-loving masses. And if you just need a snack to keep your feet moving, stop by Azteca Bakery off 7th Avenue.
Food Trucks on Grand Avenue for the Feast for All Senses
Location: The Groove (1028 Grand Ave.) Time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. AZ Barbeque Catering
Location: Bikini Lounge Time: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Julio's Latino Hot Dogs Serving some "Hawaiian Inspired" kebabs and vegetarian options
Location: La Melgosa (1023 Grand Ave.) Oaxaca Mexican Food
Restaurants Close to the Grand Avenue Festival Asadero Toro 10 a.m. to Midnight
Azteca Bakery & Tortilla Shop 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Birria Estilo Michoacan (906 N. 15th Ave.) 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
El Norteno 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Golden Moon Palace Restaurant 4 to 8 p.m.
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La Canasta Capitolio 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mel's Diner 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Oaxaca Restaurante Y Cantina Noon to 2 a.m.