BUST Magazine's Craftacular in Pictures, From a Foodie Perspective

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One vendor offered knitted coffee-cup cozies shaped like cupcakes, fingerless fried-egg mittens, and Lucky Charms headbands.


The juried craft show called BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair was held today from 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. on Mercer Street in Soho. Over 100 vendors took part. Unfortunately, there was little food in evidence to justify the last three words in the title.


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The foodie greeting cards, one of the samples of which says, "I'd be more excited about your new baby than I would if David Chang opened a new restaurant." No space to write in the baby's name, of course.


Present were Two Boots Pizza and the ironically named Mighty Balls, a meatball and slider purveyor whose slogan is "Not yo' mama's balls." I would hope not. Then there were a couple of juice places, a coffee table, and maybe a thing or two more, including one truck outside as an afterthought.

There was, however, plenty of diverting and even wonderful food-themed merchandise, including greeting cards that allowed you to name-check your favorite chef or restaurant on the front of the card; a collection of totes, shirts, and bibs stenciled with locavoric slogans; a marshmallow lady; and a woman with pink hair who sold colorful food-shaped knitwear.

Here are some pictures from this afternoon.


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Punning totes


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View from the top of the stairs


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The dining annex


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There was juice aplenty.


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A marshmallow vendor offered a bewildering number of permutations.


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Gee, they sure look like Mama's meatballs.


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There was plenty of jewelry for sale, too.


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Two Boots displayed their signature wares.


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