Taste a bit of Trenton
As Trenton's ethnic makeup has changed, so has its taste buds.
But for those who might have been reluctant to venture out and try something new, there is a restaurant crawl on the weekend pf Friday, June 7 that will encourage residents and visitors to explore the city of Trenton -- one bite at a time.
"We know people come in for special events but then quickly depart or don't come early because they don't think there's anywhere to eat before going to a concert or a game," said Trenton civic activist, Bernard McMullan, "We'd like to change that mindset."
It's no secret that the city's restaurant scene has changed over the last decade. Though a number of the longtime Italian restaurants in Chambersburg closed or left for the suburbs, a new group of ethnic restaurants opened in their place as immigrants from Mexico, South and Central America have made Trenton their home.
Elsewhere, old favorites continue to be popular and new restaurants have been popping up downtown and all around the city.
"We thought that people, even if they knew the restaurants were open, were uncomfortable going to them because it was something new," McMullan said. "This effort helps them to cross the threshold and try a little food without paying for an entire meal."
Wristbands are $7 in advance (buy yours today by clicking here) or $10 at the door and are good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each restaurant will have small plates of some of their best appetizers, entrees or desserts for $3 to $5 a plate.
"You can have a weekend of different types of cuisines -- it's great," McMullan said, adding that he hopes it will encourage people to return to the restaurants for bigger portions at a later date.
The Taste Trenton crawl is from Friday, June 7 from 11:00AM until Sunday, June 9 at 8:00PM.
Wristbands can be purchased online at TasteTrenton.com or at ArtWorks. The tour is self-guided and guidebooks and 3 day wristbands may be picked at ArtWorks on any day of the event.
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