Friday, April 22, 2016

Portent Presidential Pizza Pit Stop Kicks off Cherry Blossom Weekend!

President Bill Clinton stops by Pepe's Apizza on Historic Wooster Street in advance of Sunday's 43rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival!

This is a special time of year here in our sweet sakura square of humble perfection. The emergence of spring, our Cherry Blossoms and then our huge Hanami celebration.

And you are all invited.

The cost to attend?

$0.00 USD

What it's worth.


Before I go into Cherry Blossom details, I had a chance to ask Mr. Clinton his favorite 
top ten things to do in
Historic, World Famous Wooster Square!

Famous Food Folks!

First up! Saturday night, we have the Cherry
Blossom Concert held at 
Historic St. Michael's on
the Square.

Internationally renown World Class composers
and musicians who live in Wooster Square
give a concert for the neighborhood!

And everyone is invited!

7:30pm St. Michael's

Is that all?

Heck no!

The 43rd Annual Cherry Blossom Festival
is Sunday from 1-4:30!

Free admission, entertainment and raffles

Arts, crafts, museums, a raptor show.

Kids activities, dog friendly.

Food Food Food Food Food 

We were voted best festival food!

Think Cherry Blossom Festival Italian Style!

Pizza, Cheese Truck, and more!

I'll have a table with mugs, photos, 
posters and more!

A quick tour around the Square before I reveal
Presidential musts in Wooster Square
according to Bill Clinton.

Cherry Blossoms still hanging on!
Come for the food and blossoms!

Ironically, I took this blossom pic of Pepe's 
earlier in the day before the Secret Service
contacted the Wooster Square Blossom Blog 
about exclusive photos and interview.

Poor guy that had to hold that precious pie!

Consiglio's getting their food cart ready for Sunday!

Lot's of color left!

Park's perfect for party Sunday!

Meaningful memories made


Hughes Place still has lots of blossoms!

Ready, set...go!

Don't eat the pink snow!

Pink Nation!

Stage is being set!

Court Street Colors

Morning money!

Pink Nation!

Get the picture?

Blossoms fading, party starting!

Happy Hanami Holidays!

Lights out fun!

Academy Street South

President Bill Clinton's Favorite
Top Ten Wooster Square Destinations!
(in no particular order, they all are 
a "must" Bill said. And he had to talk
fast before being whisked off by
his secret service people.)

1. Pepe's Pizza: 
Clam, or Margherita Apizza

2. Consiglio's Restaurant:
Anything Nonna! Make sure you get a hug from her too, Bill says!

3. Fuel Coffee Shop:
Cappuccino. How do you think all those secret service kept so sharp?

4. Lucibello's Pasty Shop:
 Cannolli's, Chocolate/Vanilla pies, Lobster Tails (its a pastry to die for)

5. Abate's Restaurant:
A long time employee of Pepe's makes "damn good"
pizza. Try a Cheryl's pie. Pepperoni and garlic well done! Best take out pie! 

6. Tre Scalini Restaurant:
Spaghetti Carbonara, Veal Arturo, Eggplant Rolotini.

7. Libby's Italian Ice:
 Bill's a lemon ice guy.

8. Sally's Pizza:
Tomato apizza. Nothing like it in the world. He started to go off on a tangent about meeting Frank Sinatra at Sally's in college, before he was nudged to continue...

9. Adriana's Restaurant:
Lobster Parpadelle, Bolognese, Osso Bucco, Chicken Parm! Unbelievable portions and delicious!

10. La Passeggiata! Wooster Square's
      Walk of Wonder!
Bill told me after a night of pizza and birch beers, he and Hillary would walk around Historic Wooster Square holding hands. 

"Hillary and I fell in Love in Wooster Square!"

Thanks Mr. President!

You Will too! 

See you at the Concert Saturday night,
and see you at the festival Sunday!

Thanks to our Sponsors!
Cheryl Szczarba and her mother Arlene,
have been main sponsors of the
Cherry Blossom Festival for almost
10 years! Come join the fun!

Thanks for Sponsoring the Festival!
Call or text Cheryl today
to see any of her downtown
properties! Live steps to excitement!