The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) hosted a February 7, 2019, “Shine on Lewiston . . . Let’s Go Eat” event at the Gendron Franco Center. LYAC hosted the event to highlight Lewiston as a food and dining destination point, and twelve (12) restaurants chose to participate, donating all their food!
The response was excellent, with people standing in line by 5:20 p.m. prior to the 6:00 p.m. opening. Eateries participating were: Fish Bones Grill, DaVinci’s, Marco’s, Fran’s Restaurant, Pedro O’Hara, Cowbell Grill & Tap, Forage, Mother India, Luiggi’s Pizzeria, The Cupcakery, E. Claire & Pastries, and Italian Bakery.
A huge crowd filled Heritage Hall at the Franco Center, as attendees taste tested, talked with restaurant owners about their offerings, and visited with LYAC members and fellow community members.
LYAC members addressed the crowd and also handed out “Where’s the Food . . . Lewiston, Maine” bumper stickers. Many attendees also signed display boards about Lewiston’s food. Comments included: There Are All So Great, So Much Variety, Absolutely Fantabulous, So Good, Still Delicious, Haven’t Found a Bad One Yet, There Are A Lot of Choices, Eat Local, Home Grown & Fabulous, Great Diversity & Execution, etc.