Just one month after the city’s largest block party leaves town, another street-side event will be arriving onto Hillcrest’s awaiting avenues. The Hillcrest Grub Sprawl, an evening promising an abundance of cheap eats, is scheduled for September 12th, from 6-10 p.m.
Alternative Strategies owner William Lopez came up with the concept for Grub Sprawl, saying, “During each event it has been exciting to see the energy of the ‘sprawlers’ in the streets and within the participating establishments.” Lopez and his staff attend every Grub Sprawl to engage with the participants and restaurants alike, and Lopez truly enjoys what this new concept has meant to his staff.
“Grub Sprawl events are something our entire team looks forward to coordinating. It is rewarding for all of us to see how this new idea is being embraced by each prospective community, bringing it together locally as well as introducing it to newcomers.
Following on the heels of the North Park and Coronado Grub Sprawls, the Hillcrest Grub Sprawl will be third in a monthly series offering visitors full access to a wide range of special $5 signature dishes, for one night only. Each dish will be created by the evening’s participating restaurants, which plan to showcase their styles with the cuisine that best reflects each eatery.
Through this style of event dining, visitors are able to sample the fare of several restaurants in the space of one action-packed evening. Attendees are encouraged to come early, with free wristband pickup beginning at 5:45p.m. Tables distributing the wristbands and event maps will be set up outside of Eden and Busalacchi’s.
Parodying pub-crawling, Grub Sprawling is far from scandalous. Grub Sprawls, which take place one evening per month, each time in a different neighborhood, allow participants to indulge in inexpensive sampling from multiple restaurants in one evening. For more information, visit www.GrubSprawl.com.