Carrollton Saturdays on the Square to Host World of Foodies Event
Join the City of Carrollton for a Saturdays on the Square World of Foodies adventure in Historic Downtown Carrollton (1106 S. Broadway Street) on Saturday, September 12 from 3-9 p.m. Explore a world of culture and mouthwatering cuisine and take time for an “Around the World” photo op in front of a large map of the world.
World of Foodies is downsizing this year to promote social distancing. Admission is free with registration and attendance is limited to 50 people per session. Session times will be from 3-4:30 p.m., 5-6:30 p.m., and 7-9 p.m. Attendees must preregister for a specific session. Walkups will be accepted if all sessions do not fill ahead of time and to maintain a maximum of 50 people per session. Each session will have a spaced seating area for attendees to enjoy food and watch a live performance. All seating areas will be sanitized between sessions.
Bring an appetite and listen to music, celebrate multiple nationalities, and chow down on authentic international refreshments and cuisine at the second annual “foodie” event. The live entertainment varies from session to session and starts with Grace Hula Dance Company from 3:15-4 p.m. with dancers swaying their hips and moving their hands to tell a story to the beat of Tahitian drums; the Mariachi Queztal band from 5-6:30 p.m., an award-winning ensemble of musicians from all over the state of Texas; and a third group from 7-9 p.m. to be announced.
Food samples including barbecue in a smoked pineapple; four ounces of hibachi chicken with five ounces of fried rice; jollof rice; two brisket street tacos; and more, will be available for $4 each, in addition to full-size portions at varying prices.
Vendors will provide food with an internationally or culturally-based theme representing a taste of The Bahamas from Mac Daddy’s Grill with Bahama mama nachos, red snapper tacos, shark on a stick, and smoked pineapple with a hint of sweet and sour chicken; Japanese favorites from Tenshi Hibachi with chicken, shrimp, steak, and veggie hibachi entrees plus shrimp and chicken or steak and chicken dishes; Mexican cuisine from El Rincon Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar (1114 S. Elm Street Suite 100) will serve internationally-featured refreshments made especially for this event at their outdoor patio, and the restaurant will be open with their usual menu; Nigerian flavors from B.Y.O. Chef LLC with chin-chin, purple yam fries, suya burgers, vegetable stew, and zobo; plus, a fifth food vendor to be announced.
For more information or to register, visit cityofcarrollton.com/downtown and find World of Foodies.