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Taste of Bellevue, First Friday on Fairfield Avenue

Written by Jessie Stringfield, RCN contributor
The "Taste of Bellevue" returns tomorrow (Friday, August 2) as a part of Bellevue's "First Friday" monthly event and feature a variety of unique businesses along the 200-700 blocks of historic Fairfield Avenue.  It starts at 6 p.m.
Bellevue's "First Friday" event initially started as an art walk shared by Bellevue, Covington and Newport. Over the years, the event has transformed into more of a Bellevue event focused on engaging local businesses and the surrounding community. 
"First Friday is something that all businesses could embrace. The businesses stay open later and it gave added interest so that the visitors could engage at another level with the businesses," said Assistant City Administrator Jody Robinson, "It's an opportunity for the businesses to show who they are."
The restaurant "Twisted Sisters" is doing just that. Their one of a kind gourmet pretzel sandwiches will be featured at the "Taste of Bellevue". The chosen sandwich of the evening will included fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil on a small pretzel bun. They will even be giving  away a little champagne to celebrate.
Events like this allow the businesses along Fairfield Avenue to shine. "Anytime there is a special event on Fairfield Avenue, we benefit. People come and walk around from shop to shop and experience the uniqueness of Bellevue," said Twisted Sisters Co-Owner Carolyn Bardo, "We benefit from the uniqueness of Bellevue."  
"First Friday" and other events in Bellevue are made possible by Bellevue Renaissance, a designated Kentucky Accredited Main Street Program and Nationally Accredited Main Street Program. 
Photo: Fairfield Avenue/provided by Jody Robinson
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