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Come dine for free as grub's up in Flash Feast

David Whelan

Published 04/08/2011 | 05:00

PASSERS-BY were given food for thought as they tucked into a surprise free lunch on a city centre bridge.

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Many of the 40 lunchers were unaware of the pot-luck event when the invitation to eat, meet and greet was offered to them.

The 'Flash Feast' on the Millennium Bridge in Dublin was held to encourage people to host their own Street Feasts across Ireland on August 28.

The exact location of the event was only revealed one hour before it began, via Facebook and Twitter.

Food ranging from fresh fish to burritos were provided free of charge from a whole host of businesses and shops.

Organisers want to encourage people to hold their own street bash and encourage a community spirit in their area.

Karocina Badzmierowska, manager of Wallace's Taverna, said: "Any kind of an initiative for our local community is great and we are delighted to be involved."

Local man Jimmy Doyle said he was just passing by and was completely surp-rised at the "lovely food".

"Not a lot of things are free anymore and it's great that you can sit down for a free meal without anyone sticking a promotion down your throat. The only thing going down my throat is the food," he added.

Irish Independent

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