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Yesterday my friend Sheryl and I had a fun afternoon strolling the Thursday’s on First & 3rd market in downtown Rochester. Every Thursday Rochester has a street market on First Avenue around the 3rd Street area which is by Mayo Clinic. It’s a big event with artists, crafters, growers, food booths and two stages for performers. This week the downtown businesses were also having sidewalk sales which made the event even larger and actually took up some of the space usually used by the weekly vendors so some of them weren’t there this week. That was a little disappointing.

But we enjoyed the vendors who were there, and had a great lunch at Chesters (the restaurant in this photo). We had a well balanced meal of barbecue chicken sliders, french fries, old fashioned chocolate cake (to die for!!!) and mojitos. Quite a combo huh? I think we covered all the major food groups and it was excellent!