Party on the Pier

Nauticus's Party on the Pier is back for its second season. The free public event is both dog and kid friendly. It runs from 5:00-8:00 the last Thursday of every month from now until September. We stopped by to check it out: be aware that it is behind Nauticus. I thought it would be in front or closer to Towne Point Park and thought for a minute that I had the dates wrong. Passing the lobby of Nauticus, keep walking to the back side. You'll come to some food trucks, which will change monthly.

We ate at Sofritos, a Puerto Rican food truck. They had offerings for everyone from meat eaters to vegans. I had the stuffed avocado and RT had a taco. Guess which one RT ate more of? I swear, that kid only ever wants what I'm eating. They also served Hispanic sodas in glass bottles which always makes me feel cool, even if it is super basic of me. Eat The Streets 757 is a collection of food trucks who work together to promote one another. Capt'n Crabby was also there and is in this group.

We took our food down towards the live music, this time provided by Kaboombox. They were an acoustic group that played popular covers. Beer was available for purchase. Chalk was out for kids to use. Dogs were all around, and while I was trying to teach RT to bend down and let the dogs come to him, he yelled at several dogs- "Hey! bend down! come here!". Sorry dogs; he means well.

The highlight of the night was watching the boats come and go on the Elizabeth River while the sun went down. We got to look up close at the Wisconsin, but also all kinds of sailboats, tugboats, military boats, fishing boats, and river cruses. It was a nice way to get outside, wind down, and enjoy a Thursday night while also enjoying some of the sights, sounds, and food that this area has to offer.