Festival was short on ‘Taste’

Aug 22, 2013


"A Taste of Edmonds!"   Really!

What I encountered last Saturday at "A Taste of  Edmonds" was foot-long hot dogs, chips with melted Velveeta cheese poured on top, fish 'n chips, Asian skewers with noodles.

Where amongst the ice cream and cotton candy were the fine gourmet restaurants of Edmonds?

I came there thinking I could eat a sampling of high-quality Edmonds restaurants, while wandering around through the arts and crafts booths of skillfully crafted items.  Which brings me to another point.

I found two booths among the "3 bracelets for $5" type booths that were truly characteristic of quality, upper class Edmonds.

One was a gentleman who hammered down copper and painted over it to make a great exhibition piece in a dining or living room, and the other was the booth "Artfully Ann's" with custom made crocheted jewelry and bowls, framed photos the artist had taken overseas, and cards with "Ann's" carefully placed photos -- photos from the Oregon Coast, Washington, Spain, Venice and places beyond.

So, all in all I believe "A Taste of Edmonds" is a misnomer, and billing it as also an arts and crafts fair is questionable.

Suzanne G. Beyer


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