Update:Thousands brave hot temperatures at Taste of Charlotte

- It’s the only weekend when Charlotte’s best food comes to you. More than 100 restaurants setup curbside over the weekend for customer convenience.

“We had the burger sliders, mac and cheese and fried corn,” said Lindsay Carry.

“We have a stuffed avocado from Viva Chicken and it was delightful,” said Carol Laverpool

Perhaps the only thing more popular than the food at the festival was the various cooling stations scattered throughout Uptown.

Thousands of people still walked the blocks that make up the Taste of Charlotte, with not only a plan to eat, but also to stay cool.

“We are sticking to the shade. We are going to try and get a bottle of water here in a minute,” said Gabby Amadeo.

“Just taking little breaks to go into the shade and right now there is a nice breeze blowing and we have the buildings kinda blocking the sun,” said Carol Laverpool.

Crowds only became larger throughout the day on Saturday. Charlotte natives and those visiting for one of the area’s most popular festivals say dealing with the heat comes with the territory.

“It’s so worth it. The crowd is great, people are moving. A lot of things to see, lot of good entertainment. Music is great. Lot of food, beer, wine. Anything you want,” said Kim Grubb.

Taste of Charlotte continues Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Our FOX 46 Charlotte news team will be out in full force meeting all of you!

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More on the festival, here.

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