TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — The Tallahassee community experienced some of the best local cuisine's on Tuesday evening.
Mayor John Dailey says these local gems are the foundation of the city's economy.
"We small businesses depend on the local people to come to our business and to share with us," said Erick Urra, Owner of Habana's Boardwalk.
Urra owns Habana's Boardwalk which is one of the staples in the community whose business the mayor says "plays a very important part in our local economy."
The second annual Taste of Tallahassee brought thousands of people out to experience a portion of what the city has to offer.
There was even live music accompanying people as they made their way from vendor to vendor.
Urra says this is great exposure for local businesses. The crowd taking a bite out of the free food.
" It was really busy today, I already ran out of food," said Urra.
James Jenkins supports locally owned businesses and says this is what keeps our economy healthy and thriving.
"We do need to keep those dollars working within the local community so that more businesses and more local employment can continue to grow," Jenkins.
And the community support made a big difference to business owners.
The city is looking forward to next year's Taste of Tallahassee.
There is already a waiting list for businesses who are looking to be a part.