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It's one of a number of sprawling nighttime food markets – inspired by the massive night markets of Asia – that have started popping up around the U.S. There are also regular night markets in Philadelphia and Southern California, and occasional night markets held elsewhere.The Atlanta area became the latest destination to host a new night market in late April, attracting 50,000 people and 130 vendors at its first three-day event, with another one scheduled for November. In St. Paul, Minnesota, the Little Mekong Night Market attracted 18,000 people one weekend last summer, and it's coming back June 10-11 . The market kicked off its third season April 22 with 50 food vendors.Night Market Philadelphia began in 2010, and typically attracts 60 to 80 food vendors and 20,000 attendees.SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Two night markets take place in Southern California.Spokeswoman Holly Nguyen says the markets were inspired by the night markets of Taiwan and the "core" of both markets are "Chinese and Taiwanese vendors".
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