Last night’s storms by-passed Northfield once again. (The boys of KYMN joke that we’re protected by a high-pressure bubble whenever storms head our way.) When the sirens went off at about 5:30 pm, many people on Bridge Square for the Taste of Northfield headed for shelter in nearby stores or the Armory.
But just as many looked at the sky and could tell that nothing was imminent and just hung around and socialized. People like me. The tornado sirens ended after about 5 minutes, we got a few drops of rain, and that was it.
Day 1 of the Taste of Northfield was pretty much a bust due to the severe weather in the area. Good thing there’s going to be Day 2 tomorrow.
At around 5:30 pm, just as Robbie and I settled in the beer/wine tent with some ribs from the Quarterback, the storm sirens went off, triggering a mass exodus from Bridge Square. But even before that, the high winds and ominous clouds kept the crowd small, and many vendors had been packing up. Ross and Jessica were definitely grumpy.
The storms ultimately slid to our south and all we got was a light rain shower, with a spectacular sunset.
I’ve nagged Ross for over a year to register a domain name and set up a webpage for the Taste of Northfield and he completely ignored me, hurting my feelings.
But last week, he got enough pressure from his task force that he finally caved and hired me to do what needed to be done.
tasteofnorthfield.org is now working and the page is up, complete with the two-day schedule of activities and performers, the list of vendors, the list of sponsors, and photo albums from previous events.
I’m pretty much over it now, Ross. No need to kiss and make up, however.
I took video instead of photos of the bank raid re-enactment at last month’s Taste of Northfield. I discovered that the camera can take low-res photos of video frames so here’s a dozen. My favorite is the one showing gun fire. Who is that guy?
NDDC head honcho Ross Currier made sure his brother-in-law brought his magic umbrella downtown last night for the Taste of Northfield. The weather gods showed their pleasure with Ross, as did many of the women in attendance.
No, the beer/wine tent on the 4th St. bridge didn’t blow down this morning. But it could be an exciting day for the Taste of Northfield, as the forecast is 50-50. If it gets nasty, Ross has a contingency plan.
Every food I’m tasting Every line I’m waiting in Searching vendor to vendor Hogan Brothers ice cream makes me feel a whole lot better Stop and grab a smoothie at James Gang The world’s best desserts at Ole Café Cheesy, gooey Domino’s pizza If you’re hot, get an icy at Sweet Pea’s Loft
At Bridge Square it’s The Taste We hope you’ll be there, I just can’t wait! What would be a great downtown without the NDDC? And what would be the Taste of Northfield without anything to eat? What would be a summer without a hotdog at Tiny’s? And doesn’t it just make your day when you see Maggie Lee? It’s the Taste, it’ll be great At Bridge Square, it’s The Taste
Make sure to stop at Rueb-n-Stein Their burgers are amazing I’m sure you’ll find And you just can’t miss the food at the Cow I guarantee you’re gonna say – delicious!
At Bridge Square it’s The Taste We hope you’ll be there, I just can’t wait! What would be a great downtown without the NDDC? And what would be the Taste of Northfield without anything to eat? What would be a summer without a hotdog at Tiny’s? And doesn’t it just make your day when you see Maggie Lee? It’s The Taste, it’ll be great At Bridge Square, it’s The Taste