Last Wednesday night The Stop transformed the iconic Honest Ed’s laneway into a lively expanse riddled with delectable morsels and grinning faces. High temps and a long entrance line seemed to have no dampening effect on the enthusiastic masses; from the get-go there was a palpable sense of giddiness and food-happiness bonding. The Stop's Night Market organizers and volunteers truly did a great job pulling the event together and top chefs from some our city's most excellent restaurants held up their end of the bargain and then some. Lines moved quickly and bellies were filled. Our fellow designers and architects impressed with their food carts too, all were creative and striking displays, many of which have been donated to The Stop for future use and auction. We couldn't have been happier to have Hawker Bar's son-in-law eggs on ours - unforgettably delicious.
Here are some photos that scarcely do it justice...
A disparate group of salvaged elements were reconfigured to create the cart we contributed.
A bed frame taken from the dumpster next to our studio became the frame to which two defunct bike frames from the local scrap yard were attached. Handles from a long departed wheelbarrow were attached to the bikes along with scrap wood to create the base. The top was made from elm taken down next to the Dufferin Grove combined with repurposed hard maple. The old movie screen shade cover is held aloft with reused store fixtures combined with douglas fir, salvaged from a factory less than a kilometre from our shop.
The cart in progress: