how have i never visited the richmond night market before now? it's bananas! (and yes, they serve delicious deep fried bananas!) where else can you listen to teen korean rap, get your cell phone unlocked, eat octopus balls and buy a sword? it's fun to go with friends or on a first date - you can eat exotic foods, they can buy you stuff... i mean, right?!
here are a few things that caught my eye...
britney spears stickers circa 1999 / fake ramen piggy banks / "sexty check pattern" leggings (though the market is a legitimately good place to buy cheap leggings)
live and taxidermied reptiles and other attractive animals ;-)
is that sean lennon on those t-shirts?! / jenn bought a $10 hoodie that says: "superior quality for ideal pleasure." yup...
go hungry - there's a ton of awesome food to sample, all around $1-$5 each...
the octopus balls (which i learned aren't actual octopus balls, just seafood balls that include octopus!) / spicy lamb kabobs
korean fish-shaped custard-filled waffles / korean shaved ice with fruit and mango ice cream / rice burgers (yum!)
the market is open friday to sunday, 7 til midnight, and is located just north of the richmond ikea. there's no charge to enter, and free street parking is available if you're down with a 10-min walk from east or west. note: there's a night market in chinatown as well.
* check out missy's rundown of the evening on gillianyoung.com *