The street fair (actually more like a parking lot fair) at St. Priscillas Parish (Addison and Sayre) begins tomorrow, June 19, and goes through Sunday, June 23 (no times given, but Im guessing things kick off around 6:00 PM on weekdays and probably noon on weekends). I was biking by there tonight, and the tents and rides were going up. Saw several food booths: Philly cheese steak, funnel cakes, and the like. I intend to go there this weekend with my Chow-dar switched on. Will report anything of note.
Also worth investigating, just a block west on Addison, are several grocery stores: Josephs Meats and Mairas. Both tout homemade Polish items (cabbage rolls, kielbasa, slaws, etc.) and seem very promising. My sense is, in this neighborhood, you can get some good grub at a good price.
In Shabonna Park (behind St. Prills) theres a little stand called Bubbas Subs. Its, let's just say, unpretentious, but as I whirled past I noticed fluorescent green pickle relish (always a good sign) being ladled tenderly on a hot dog. It smelled real.
One more thing about the street fair. Im not sure if the food will be in any sense noteworthy (though Im guessing the funnel cakes are a credit to their species of pastry VI, take note), but in the past, this fair has certainly been authentic by which I mean, the real article, complete with cheesy rides (many sporting colorful and clear licensing violations of Disney or Spielberg characters), totally filthy and leering carnie-type guys (nice looking girlfriend you got there, amigo), and droves of adolescents in search of cotton candy and cheap thrills. Beer is served in bingo tent see you there.
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