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Crowds enjoy first H&8th street festival date of 2013 season

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At the Heo's Kitchen food truck, two women place an order for the Vietnamese/Korean food that they offered at Friday's H&8th street festival.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – There was little lack of things to do in Midtown this past Easter weekend, with food and fun offered for young and old alike, as was had at the inaugural 2013 season of the H&8th street festival.

On Friday, March 29th, the block on Hudson, between 7th and 8th streets, near Elemental Coffee, was blocked off to make way for food trucks, food and merchandise booths and even a booth for the This Land newspaper.

The COOP Ale Works beer stand was popular, as were the food offered by Heo’s Kitchen, Off the Hook Seafood (a little slow in getting orders out), Pizza 23, Roxy’s Ice Cream Social, MotoChef, Taste of Soul Egg Roll, Wild Al’s and the Urban Agrarian were all on hand, offering great food items.

And the brick-and-mortar businesses, like Ludivine and ScissorTale Salon offered events in their businesses and The Spy, the indie-rock radio station, offered up cool music indoors.

And bands were also on hand over the course of the evening (H&8th runs every final Friday of the month between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.), including Blake Fischer, Ripple Green, Tallows and the up-and-coming group Horse Thief. The music was great, by the way.

And wandering up and down Hudson, there were plenty of people – young and old – and people walking with dogs and enjoying the pleasant spring evening as storm clouds billowed off to the north.

The idea for H&8th started last year, according to I On Oklahoma Online, thanks to J.D. Merryweather, the co-chief executive officer and director of marketing and sales of COOP Ale Works in Oklahoma City. He had been impressed with the food truck culture in Washington, D.C. and other cities and thought a similar set up would go over well in this “Big League City.”

H&8th is presented by Fowler Toyota and it continues to grow and demonstrate that OKC is the type of city that will embrace “vibrant” outdoor/indoor street festivals like H&8th.

The next H&8th event will be Friday, April 26th while the final event of the 2013 season wil be Friday, Sept. 27th.

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