Turkey Leg Hut Hosts 2nd Annual Festival and Block Party

HOUSTON (KIAH) — In the eyes of many Houstonians, Turkey Leg Hut’s annual festival and block party was a success. Thousands of people filled the streets and the restaurant for a day of unity, fun and celebration.

Almeda Street was crowded and lit, to say the least. It was a busy Sunday for many families. Owners Lynn and Nakia Price hosted their 2nd annual festival and block party after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were crawfish boils, turkey legs, food trucks, kids’ activities and nearly 100 vendors lined Almeda Street in the Third Ward. some vendors traveled across the country to attend.

“Company supporting black businesses. I think it’s more about inclusion and our support. Really, if you look at this line of people, you only see us. It is not normal. Not this time at least,” said Brian Achers, who operated Mr Fricklz’s supplier stand.

The celebration attracted many city leaders who were present at this year’s event. Mayor Sylvester Turner, U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner and State Representative candidate Danielle Keys Bess.

Mayor Turner joined the crowd and hit the Cupid Shuffle dance. Zydeco bands hit the stage early and got the crowds moving. Followed by Brian Jack and social media sensation and singer Inyah closed the show.

“I want to make sure that we bring families to a safe and secure place. And that we help reduce crime because we work with our young people. And that’s what I saw. It was music, it was vendors and just plain family fun,” Jackson Lee said.

In addition to the fun, the medical staff recruited locally for positions in the health field. The Vanguard Youth Society was also on hand to talk about the importance of foster families. Finally, State Representative candidate Danielle Keys Bess set up a tent with laptops for people to register to vote.

“To me, it’s just community excellence. This is an African American owned small business where we are historically underutilized in our communities. To see the diversity and representation here. Where people of all races, backgrounds, creeds come together to make sure we can have an experience,” Bess said.

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