Hi everyone! Looking for something fun to do this weekend? I gotchu. 😎
I’m thrilled to announce that I will be doing a delicious plant-based cooking demo at the second annual Taste of Laura Street event, in the heart of Plant City, Fl! The event will take place next Saturday, September 21, at 4pm.
As stated on Visit Tampa Bay “A Taste of Laura Street – Plant City is a reality food experience where participants can taste and judge samples of local cuisine while they enjoy the historical ambiance of the former Laura Street African American Business District adjacent to midtown. Awards will be presented for Best Entrée, Best Side, and Best Dessert Dish. There will also be a traveling art gallery exhibit, and live bands featuring jazz, and contemporary music. A Taste of Laura Street highlights the story of how economic development ignited and launch self-empowerment in the Lincoln Park neighborhood during the era spanning 1920 thru 1969.
Plant City Laura Street business district once thrived with restaurants, rooming houses (hotels), movie theaters, funeral homes, ice cream parlors and barbershops. The Bing Rooming House and Ms. Bing’s Seminole Restaurant anchored Laura Street aka “The Bottom” at the corner of South Allen and Laura Street. This is an opportunity to showcase one of Plant City’s most historic neighborhoods where residents can live, work, play and enjoy authentic heritage and character.”
Photo courtesy of Plant City MLK Festival
The festivities will occur at the Bing Rooming House Museum, located at 205 S Allen St, Plant City, FL, 33563. The event is free and open to the public. However, if you are interested in sampling the food, you can purchase a wrist band for $10.
If you enjoy good homestyle cooking and are interested in learning more about Plant City’s rich Black history, this will be an event that you will NOT want to miss!
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