There’s much ado about Evers Street these days, and a pair of Plant City organizations put that in the spotlight with a new block party event over the weekend.
Blues, BBQ & Berries brought something fresh to downtown on Saturday. Hosted by the Improvement League of Plant City and Plant City Main Street, it made good on its three big draws. Music — both live and recorded — echoed throughout all of downtown as attendees were invited to bring their lawn chairs, picnic blankets or dancing shoes to the street. Kitchen’s Falling From the Bone BBQ cooked up ribs that lived up to the name and plenty more delicious food for everyone who brought their appetite. Strawberry desserts were served in the Plant City Photo Archives and History Center, which also opened up its exhibits for anyone to check out if they needed some air conditioning. The event also featured prize giveaways.
Several businesses on Evers Street also opened their doors for the event. In addition to the Photo Archives, The Tipsy Bookworm, My Town Barber Shop and Roots Tap Room and Wine Bar, the event also saw Three Hands Mead Company open its doors for the first time with a limited menu as attendees got to get a good look at the new meadery. Three Hands is expected to officially open sometime in May.