Out of State Vendors to Serve at Carolina Fest
Charlotte - Andarrio Johnson wants his barbecue to be just right before thousands of visitors taste his recipe. Johnson says, "This is the home town, so you've got to represent for the home town.
He's the executive chef at Sauceman's, one of the restaurants chosen as a food vendor during the DNC and Carolina Fest. Johnson says, "I think its a good opportunity for all of us to network and see the different cuisines out there. I think its a good thing for the city."
Mital Naik owns Brazz Carvery, while he's excited to be part of the event, Naik says "We would like to see the local flavors, and vendors, over the out of town restaurants."
Of more than eighteen vendors chosen, two are from South Carolina, one is from Georgia, and a fourth is from Virginia. The DNC host committee told us they picked vendors on a first come first serve basis, and say the Carolina are represented well.
Local vendors say they're just focusing on the set up, because they expect it to be pretty hectic. Johnson, "We gotta be ready for the tight security, we have everything ready cause we can't go or out."