A new event on Delaware’s docket this fall is the Taste of Trolley Square on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. featuring local restaurants, bars and shops.
There’s no cost for entry. “It is a celebration of all things Trolley, a community open house,” says Julie Miro Wenger, a partner at Event Allies, an event management company based in Wilmington.
The Taste of Trolley Square gives locals a chance to engage in their community and local businesses. Events Allies planned the event and put special consideration into how to leave a lasting economic impact on the community.
Instead of gathering all the businesses at the Riverfront or a comparable location, they decided to take the event to the streets and let the businesses show off their physical location. This allows them to display more of their products and ensure community members will be back for more.
With 20 craft beers available and more than 15 restaurants participating, the event has more to offer than just a warm community atmosphere. Any establishment with a liquor license will be offering craft beer or wine tasting outside and restaurants will feature a variety of small-plate options ranging from $2 to $8.
A newbie to Trolley Square, Sunna Juice Bar will be one of many businesses featured on Saturday. Their new menu won’t even be a week old by the time community members get their eye on it this Saturday, with new seasonal soups and more vegan options. Sunna will be offering a variety of juice, smoothie and soup samples out front of the café.
The Trolley Tap House, which just celebrated their one-year anniversary, has some exciting food and drink pairings planned for the event. They’ll have Baltimore’s Heavy Seas on tap paired with either chorizo sliders or ricotta meatballs, both for $3. For pumpkin enthusiasts, check out Heavy Seas’ new variation on Pumpkin Ale.
On top of brew tasting and small-plate options, some establishments also plan on offering community members a closer look into their businesses. For Brew HaHa, this means talking to locals about their roasting process and sharing samples of different types of coffees from all over the world.
Outside of sipping and sampling, attendees can check out a few local art galleries around Trolley Square, enjoy entertainers like stilt-walkers and magicians, participate in a retail scavenger hunt, or stop and smell the flowers (literally) at the Delaware Center for Horticulture’s booth in front of Kelly’s Logan House.
There’s so much to see in Trolley Square this Saturday, so where should you start? A good place is in the Acme parking lot where there will be an information booth, some family-friendly activities and cider samples courtesy of Out & About magazine. Prior to the event, check out the Taste of Trolley Square’s website at tasteoftrolley.com.