With Memorial Day weekend a few days away – we are entering one of the best times of year here in Pittsburgh – summer time also means neighborhood festival time. Pittsburgh celebrates neighborhoods and cultures like no other place – there will be weekend after weekend of amazing free activities, music and ethnic food. The greek food festivals a few weeks ago were the sneek peek of what is to come for the next few months.
But I am going to go ahead and say that the best fest of all the rest might just be KayaFest. First off thanks to the folks from BigBurrito for being awesome Pittsburghers. BigBurrito is the restaurnt group that started with the Oakland MadMex many years ago and now runs many of the tastiest places in town. They make good food, the support local farmers and they do good things for Pittsburgh.
BigBurrito sponsored 44 of their employees to participate in the Pittsburgh Marathon to raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. You can read more about the marathon on Chef Bill Fuller’s blog here. If you are thinking about where to go for your next meal – think about spending your money at one of the BigBurrito establishments (or many of the other fine local places) – because you are supporting businesses that support Pittsburgh in many ways too.
But back to the street fest of all street fests – This Sunday, May 29 is KayaFest. Kaya is the Caribbean sister of MadMex. KayaFest closes down the streets in the strip district, cooks up tasty affordable food and bring out live music. The festival is free – food and drink are available for purchase – there will be a pig roast and tropical drinks.
- The Flow Bank
- Nik & The Central Plains
- Timbeleza special guest Marcus Santos
- More to be announced
Location: 20th Street in the Strip District, Pittsburgh, PA
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2011
Time: 5pm until 11pm
Cost: Free to attend
You don’t have to take my word on the tasty factor of Kaya – check out what these bloggers had to say:
- A Hamburger Today – Pittsburgh: Kaya
- Iron City Eats
- Pittsburgh by A Geek
- And Kaya even got a mention on the blog Toilets of the World