- The food vendors offer all sorts of delectables that you probably haven’t consumed since last year’s fair season.
- A Rochesterfest button gets you free mini-golf at Putter’s Paradise (now Recreation Lanes Mini-Golf).
Yes, I’m proud to say that I’m a grizzled veteran when it comes to Rochesterfest, and I’ve even got the hardware to prove it.
So, now that I’ve established my street-cred, let’s move on to this year’s fest.
While things like being gainfully employed reduce the number of mini-golf rounds I will play during this year’s Rochesterfest, no obstacle is too large to prevent me from making it down to the food vendors, which is the journey we will be taking today. So grab some antacids and let’s do this!
Upon rolling up to the vendors this year (located between on Civic Center Drive between Center Street and 2nd Street SE), I was greeted by the soothing sounds of Kubat’s Polka Presentation. This was an excellent omen, as there is truly no better background music than polka for packing away some fried food. It just feels right.
So, with my soundtrack in tow, I was off find my nemesis for the day… the meateater, which is served up by Berry Kabob. What is the meateater, you ask? Well, it’s a protein-packed treat that consists of a brat wrapped with cheese, a hamburger wrapped around the brat and cheese, and two slices of bacon wrapped around the hamburger. If that weren’t enough, the entire thing is then deep fried to a rich golden brown finish.
This thing is no joke, and since there’s no limit (read: many limits) to the things I would do for my readers, I decided to take one down and present it in photo essay form:
After conquering the meateater, it was on to Seafood Langos for some crab fritters (At this point, in the spirit of journalistic integrity, I should point out that after the meateater, I will have help in eating the rest of my food items). The fritters were amazing and reminded me that I should be making the effort to encounter more “frittered” foods in my life.
Knowing that I had just eaten two food items that probably wouldn’t be considered health food, I decided I needed to eat something green to offset them. After being unable to find some steamed kale, I was able to find a close (read: extremely distant) second.
After the pickle rolled my junk food odometer back to zero, it was time for some dessert. This prompted me to scoop up a spaghetti sundae from the booth of the same name.
The food vendors will be open through Saturday night, so be sure to pay them a visit to get your recommended daily serving of deep-fry.
Also, Saturday night’s street dance has been “turned up to 11” this year with multi-platinum rockers, Warrant, performing. The fact that I must miss it due to a family wedding brings a tear to my eye and puts a frown on my face ten miles wide.
For a list of Rochesterfest Food Vendors, visit: http://www.rochesterfest.com/schedule/vendors.html
For a Rochesterfest Schedule of Events, visit: http://www.rochesterfest.com/schedule/index.html
Coming up in my next post:
We’ll be heading to Historic Mayowood Mansion, the estate created by Dr. Charles H. Mayo. I haven’t been there since I was about 12 years old, so I’m very excited to re-learn and report all sorts of fun facts. 2011 is also the 100th Anniversary of the construction of Historic Mayowood Mansion, which is awesome because, like Puff Daddy, I’m all about the Benjamins… baby. Until next time!