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Reno Street Food Opening Night Draws Hundreds of People

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Businesses took in some serious cash Friday night with the return of Reno Street Food at Idlewild Park. People got an early start to the holiday weekend, enjoying all that the event has to offer from food and drink to music.

It was a foodie's dream because it had all sorts of options out there. More importantly though, this event is huge for the businesses taking in the money.

"Been busy from the get-go," said Ron McCarty, owner of Ceol Irish Pub. "Started at 5, and they were hitting us before 5."

You can imagine any business owner there was excited to see the hundreds of people gathered in one place.

"We do on average about 250 to 300 servings every Friday," said James Hinkle, owner of Little Jimmy's Italian Ices.

Dahlberg's Local Taste of Paradise has been looking forward to getting their mobile food trailer back to Reno Street Food.

"This is our biggest event," said Chad Dahlberg, owner. "We make good money. It's crowded. they (organizers) do a great job promoting and getting people out here."

Many fans of the event were also chomping at the bit to come to opening night.

"The beautiful weather, the community, the great food, the music, everything," said Brenda Gilbert of Sparks. "It's so wonderful that this is starting up again this season."

More than 20 businesses set up their trucks and tents. So, people could take their pick from all-American to Thai food.

Meanwhile, the Ceol Irish Pub trailer helped keep the beer flowing all night.

"The pub can be a little slow in the summertime," McCarty said. "People want to be in the great outdoors, and this being an extension of Ceol Irish Pub allows us to get out, promote ourselves."

Carolina Kitchen & Barbecue also has a brick and mortar business, and getting their truck out there is important for them as well.

"People normally don't know we're around, and then they see us out here on the street," said Clay Cobb, owner. "It's just a different avenue."

Reno Street Food is every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Idlewild Park until October 3rd.
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