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No matter the weather, Mayor Adler is there

Monday, February 11, 2019 by Jessi Devenyns

Despite 35-degree temps and a persistent drizzle, Mayor Steve Adler came out to Austin’s second annual Far East Fest to celebrate the cultures and cuisines of the city’s Asian inhabitants. In typical Austin fashion, the food festival had lines snaking from booth to booth as people gobbled down warm samples and watched belly dancers and K-pop cover groups. In between the acts, Mayor Adler came onstage to deliver some brief remarks about Austin’s growing Asian population and its influence on the city. He mentioned the importance of promoting cuisine as one of the gateways to culture and the benefits of new experiences for those who might not be so familiar with the cultures represented at the dozens of booths in the parking lot of H Mart. Most importantly, he encouraged the crowd to keep eating, not only because the food was delicious, but because eating is a great way to stay warm.

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