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I'm still thinking about the many food offerings from the Local First street party.

/Chris Freeman

The 2013 Local First Street Party was a rousing success for food aficionados in Grand Rapids.

What The Truck and Stoner Tacos both brought some serious creativity to their food as well as some explosive flavors. It was exciting to try all that they had to offer, and I did.

I had the opportunity to meet the owners of Gonuts and Spoonlickers, who both provided some excellent dessert options for those in the crowd who were more interested in satisfying their sweet tooth.

Founders Brewery showed up with a trailer with beer taps coming out of the side to satisfy the thirst of the over 21 crowd with some fantastic local beer options.

Topping off my food fantasy come true was learning some great new information:Grand Rapids Pizza and Delivery offers several gluten free and even a few vegan options. On the surface, this might not seem exciting for the average food consumer, but as somebody who has a lot of foodie friends with food allergies, this was welcome news worth sharing.

Local First certainly put on a great party, and it just keeps getting better with time.

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