The countdown has begun. From here on, every day brings us closer to Prince George’s newest community event, the BC Gourmet Arts Festival. The timing couldn’t have been better. For the past two years, we all learned the importance local restaurants had on both the economy and our sanity. When home, we appreciated the value of a good cook. The BC Gourmet Arts Festival will be a foundation for every aspect of culinary culture, from appliances to ingredients and from the staples to the exotic. For the first time, such an event will encompass not only food but wine, spirits, and cannabis. Public events are planned for each day with food trucks on hand for those unable to shop on an empty stomach. We started accepting truck and vendor tables applications this week, so don’t miss this fantastic event.