Storm clouds may be gathering to the south, but for 3 hours yesterday afternoon, the little-used park across from Town Hall turned into a New England version of a German beer garden.
Drafts were poured. Bratwursts were served. An oompah band played.
It was the signature portion of Foodie Fest, the brainchild of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. They’ve created several intriguing events — like Blues, Views & BBQ — to entertain. (And draw folks to nearly Main Street).
It seems to work. Tons of non-Westporters came to town today. Hopefully, they had a good enough time — and saw enough of Main Street — to linger. Or want to return.
Even if there is no place here to buy lederhosen.