Man, with all of the Wall Street drama this week we’re afraid to spend any money and we’ve decided to start hiding what little we have between our mattresses. But if you feel like you can beat the system, here’s a couple of things that will help funnel money back into our crippled markets.
•South Park is jumping on the street fair bandwagon with A Taste of South Beach/Mission Bay Street Fair this Saturday. $10 will get you the goods, just show up between 11 a.m and 6 p.m and you can sample food and rock out to some live bands (there will be 2 stages). Check out the blurb:
The focus of the fair in its first year will be on the many excellent Restaurants and Bars in the South Beach and Mission Bay Area. Local restaurant’s signature dishes and drinks will be available for purchase at a moderate cost. In addition the fair will feature many fun activities including an entertainment stage with live music performances, a children’s activity area and will showcase a variety of other vendors and non-profit organizations.
•Forget No Child Left Behind, Great American Dine Out seeks to end childhood hunger in America with help from frequent restaurant goers. It lasts all week and if you eat at one of the participating restaurants a portion of your check will be donated to the cause. If you go the official site you and enter your zipcode you can get a list of local participants.
And if you don’t want to “waste” your money on food, the Treasure Island Music Festival will be going strong all weekend—for a little over a hundred bucks you can dance and sing the blues (and reds and whites) away.
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