Av and I went to the Magic City Art Connection this weekend – we didn’t buy anything but had a really good time looking.
We go every year, so several of the artists we were already familiar with, but this year my favorites were Martha Beadle’s needleworks (who we first met at the Jerry Brown Festival, I think), Chandra Stubbs / Flynn Pottery (love this), and Jennifer Wallace (very simple and neat).
Today we had tickets for “Corks & Chefs” – and this is the first year we’ve gone to this part of the festival. It’s a tented section ($25 admission) that each day has wine tastings and food served from eight different restaurants. Av tried out some new wines, and we both sampled from the different restaurants. The three best things were the black-eyed pea risotto with shiitake mushrooms from caterer Chef Clayton, the wild King Salmon cake from Standard Bistro, and the Gulf shrimp ceviche from Little Savannah.
Since the restaurants featured are different each weekend day, maybe we’ll go both days next year. It was really fun and I think we’ve found a new restaurant or two to try!