This Saturday, October 15, Taste of Summerset will showcase the Summerset at Frick Park neighborhood along with good food, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event is free and will be held at Crescent Park, located at the corner of Parkview Boulevard and Summerset Drive in Squirrel Hill.
Summerset at Frick was developed on a former brownfield site with homes opening in 2002, and is a model for successfully converting a former slag dump into a beautiful city neighborhood.
The family friendly event will include a horse drawn carriage ride. Food trucks and area restaurants will sell concessions, and include the Goodie Truck, Tango Café, Peddlin Company (Pierogies on a Stick), Frank & Georgie’s 4 Wood Grille, Smoke BBQ Taqueria, and the Dozen Food Truck.
In addition to prepared foods, local chefs will lead cooking demonstrations, including Charles Smith, of the Culinary Artists Gourmet Catering Group. Leah Lizarondo, of Brazen Kitchen, will showcase vegan and vegetarian cooking.
Musical entertainment will be provided by the Drum Line from Allderdice High School, the CAPA Jazz Quarter and headliners, Besame will perform their unique blend of Latin music
The event will feature activities for kids, and the Pittsburgh Toy Lending Library will be in attendance. Proceeds from the event will benefit Kate and Peter’s Treehouse and the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The Treehouse project involves the creation of an outdoor learning space and will be built in Frick Park. The space is intended for use by the community’s children as well as local schools. In memory of Kate and Peter Ambrusko, the space will honor their love of the natural world and play.
By: Evelyn Castillo