Recovering from a Food Coma
I don’t know if you are familiar with the term “food coma.” According to Google, it refers to the condition of someone who eats so much that they enter “a state of sleep or extreme lethargy induced by the consumption of a large amount of food.” I think that most everyone who attended Sunday’s Taste of Montrose may have entered that state.
What a day Sunday was! Honolulu Avenue in Montrose was the place to be. In addition to the weekly Harvest Market, there were the annual Kids N Kritters and Wags N Whiskers events that drew thousands onto the avenue. Included in the line-up of the day was a kids’ fashion show that highlighted some of the trendiest, coolest clothes available for the younger set. Many (if not all) were provided by It Takes A Village, a kids’ clothing shop on Honolulu Avenue. Accompanying the kids on the stage were some adults who were sporting fashions from Revelation Tops, J’adore and Village Boutique.
But a definite highlight for me – and others – was the Taste of Montrose, a culinary delight shared by many.
Taste of Montrose is a primary fundraiser for Prom Plus and we rely on the generosity of local restaurants and a hungry crowd for its success. Thankfully we weren’t disappointed.
Ticketholders were treated to a variety of restaurants that offered samples of their fare and I heard more than once, “That’s my new favorite place!” And that’s what Taste of Montrose is about – not only is it a fundraiser but it gets people to visit places that they otherwise might not. The goal when Prom Plus came up with the idea of promoting the dining destination that has become Montrose was to raise money for the organization and to get people to realize how diverse the offerings were so close to home. But it’s due to the generosity of the restaurants that Taste of Montrose works. I am so grateful to these restaurants, most of which I know get asked to donate to so many causes, that they choose Prom Plus as one of their charities. And I have to give a shout-out to Casa Cordoba that provided financial assistance to us.
Thank you everyone!
Now a little beef – and not the kind found at Taste of Montrose.
If you’re involved with a nonprofit and you’re promoting an event, you know how hard it is to get the word out. We used to hang banners at high-traffic locations – the fence surrounding OSH or outside Ralphs, for example. But there was a crackdown on hanging banners and, being good citizens, we honored that ban. But have you seen the banners and political signs that have sprung up all over town? It really irks me that I’m following the rules and these yahoos are not. I know there’s an effort to get them removed but I would be just as happy if the ban were lifted. However, until a decision is made, those banners, posters and signs need to come down.