My family and I went to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival today. It was a little chilly at 50 degrees and windy but wise (and many unwise) chow choices kept us fueled. The ubiquitous turkey legs were delicious as usual. How do they keep them so moist and tender? Shrimp and chips near the Mill (?) were quite good and I was glad they offered malt vinegar for the pungency. Jalapeno cheese bits were absolutley awful. They were purchased by accident, as with most accidents, there was nothing good about them. Long lines were the rule of the day. We thought we were in line for the turkey legs (as the sign runs the length of the booth and it's all one counter) but alas, it was that dang cheese ball line only. After a 20 minute wait I thought we were the victims of Seinfeld's soup nazi. No, just cheese lumps here, no legs. Even though the turkey guy was about a foot away at the same counter. No jalapeno in 'em either. Awful, awful and awful. But I was starved. Too much ranting about cheese lumps you're saying! And I agree.
Scotch eggs were middlin' to good. It's a fairly weird concoction, but once a year they are a strangely wonderful treat, dipped in mustard they are good.
The last stop for "victuals" was the soup in a breadbowl place. Chili was what I was aiming for but they were out. I understand, last day and all. It was the perfectly chilly (no pun) day for it though. We settled for the beer cheese. OMG! We sat down at the nearby picnic tables and the ground was littered with loaves of bread. Cute, little, round squat loaves of bread revealing their former contents. Then I understood why. There is exactly one cup of soup in that hollowed out loaf of whatever bread. The rest is left for the vultures. Not that we have them in MN! What a waste!
If you've stuck with me so far, thanks! Anything good and interesting I should try next year that I've missed?