On Saturday, I attended Waverly Street “Craving Chinatown” Food Festival. It was really nice to witness how the community, both tourists and local community members, gathered to sample foods and be with good company. To participate in the festival and sample foods, you needed to pay fifteen dollars in order to obtain a pass that listed each booth’s items. The pass served as a ticket of sorts- show it to a booth and receive their food item along with a stamp on your pass. You were able to sample the food of 5 booths. My favorite item was the lobster hao gow because I had never eaten hao gow with anything else but shrimp. I also thought it was nice to see that the people working the booths were mostly CYC youth volunteers. Overall, the food festival was a great experience, especially because it promoted the culture of Chinatown in an entertaining way.