We had such an enjoyable time at the SOWA Open Market it is definitely an event that shouldn't be missed. The Market is open every Sunday from May 6th - October 28th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Here are some of our favs:
Greg and I both agree that everyone must try a dish from the Staff Meal Food Truck. The food is inventive, hits all taste buds, and is offered at great prices.
We enjoyed the Chinese Sausage Taco (Fried Rice, Black Bean Mayo, Fried Garlic) and the “The Irene” Burrito (Pork Neck Chilli, Whole Mess of Fritos, Rice n' Beans, Guacamole, and Alex's Ugly Sauce)
This was our 2nd time trying the Bon Me Truck. The food was just as good as we remembered and the service had increased in speed since our last visit. We ordered our usual - Barbecue Pork Sandwich (Toasted Baguette, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumbers, cilantro, red onion, house-made spicy mayo, and house-made pate). Delicious! I have previously tried the Thai Basil Limeade but opted for the Spicy Ginger Lemonade this time. The lemonade was nice but wasn’t the spicy ginger flavor I was hoping for. Next time I’ll stick with the Thai Basil Limeade.
Guys Healthy Home Cooking
We tasted and ended up purchasing the Green Pea Pate. Unlike many other spreads / dips out at the market the Green Pea Pate is Dairy Free. The spread is sweet and savory although not exactly an appealing color (probably because it contains no additives or artificial colors). I brought it home and enjoyed it on some toast points.
I am amazed at the amount of flavor that is in just one little Cashew from Q’s Nuts! It just so happened that I recently received a bag of Cashews / Almonds from another company so I really had something to compare Q’s Nuts to. The other company offered a satisfying snack. Q’s Nuts especially the Banana Foster Cashews is an entire dessert in snack form. I have also tried the Mexican Chocolate Cashews and they are a good mix of sweet and savory. My only wish was that it would have had a pinch of cayenne.
Sal’s Homemade Potato Chips
We purchased Sal’s Rosemary Truffle Potato Chips on a whim at the market. I am so glad that we did! Some truffle flavored products can be serious let downs. Sal’s has the perfect combination of Rosemary, Salt, and Truffles. Neither of the ingredients overpowers the others. I am enjoying these chips as we speak but can’t wait for these to be my fall snack!
Art markets, boutiques, and small vendors are my favorite places to buy clothes. Not only do you meet great people with a passion for design but you find items that are made by a cookie cutter. Ashley Conchieri is an artist. Yes I do believe fashion can be an art! Her designs are unique and bold. I purchased the Armour Serape (hand woven, hand felted. merino wool) but I was also quite taken with her Infinity Scarves in summer colors.