Friday, April 22, 2016

Heights Kids Day of Music is Awesome. And Awesome Bites is, too!

Get ready! Happening tomorrow, the Second Annual Heights Kids Day of Music, April 23 at Love Park! This is a FREE festival, bringing family-friendly, local music to the Heights

Main Performers include:
- Linsey Papion & DJ Puppy Love
- El Rectorado del Son
- Tickle
- The Legacy Group
- Yogi-G
- AndyRoo

In addition to just hearing great music, the event will be interactive with an Instrument Petting Zoo and a Singing Station, as well as a Creative Zone where attendees can do activities with local organizations focused on the arts.  These activities include everything from making your own instrument to artwork to trying your own hand at playing an instrument. Check out the Creative Zone sponsors and activities here:

This non-profit festival really is all about being in the Heights and for the Heights. It's a great place for small, local businesses to get a large audience, especially if they offer something useful to families. Jennifer Thai is a mom who is hoping she does just that. About five months ago, Thai launched Awesome Bites Co. 

Awesome Bites Co started out very much as a personal journey. Jennifer's child was diagnosed with both egg and peanut allergies, forcing changes in how she fed her own family.  She baked and tweaked and perfected delicious and nutritious treats for her home; then became ServSafe Food Allergy Certified and a Certified Texas Food Handler, so she could also make them for yours.

Since starting the business late last year, Jennifer usually usually finds an audience at Memorial Villages Farmers Market but this Saturday she will be at the Heights Kids' Day of Music. After baking for her family, she started her business because she found, like her, "there are a lot of people looking for foods to meet their dietary restrictions or healthy options." She is so excited to attend her first public event in the Heights and would love for families with food allergies, or who just like to make super healthy choices when they can, to come out and sample her treats.

Everything Awesome Bites makes is dairy, egg, soy, peanut & tree nut free (except coconut), and vegan. Of course she also has much demanded gluten free options. The core item is the Super Muffin, which has no added sugars or sweeteners (meaning also no honey, agave or stevia); instead each muffin is a FULL serving of fruits and veggies! If you are an adult with food sensitivities or a parent of a kiddo with allergies, looking for a nut free snack, Thai wants you to know she is here to help you out.

Photos: Awesome Bites Co FB