polonia @ tx ren fest
- neverfull Oct 18, 2007 03:31 PM
polonia will be serving food at the fest's new polish food section offering pierogies, golabki, bigos stew, kielbasa, and more. http://www.texrenfest.com/feasting.html
i'm looking forward to the moment when i'm holding a humongous turkey leg in my hand.
anything else that is not-to-be-missed?
Polonia was there last year as well, and went over very well.
I haven't been this year. It will be the first time in 30 years that we will miss it :-( So I don't know if it has changed from last year, and the link you put only took me to the King's Feast page, and not the full food vendors list, but I do have some recommendations:
If you are looking for a turkey leg, watch out where you get it. The price varies throughout the fair, and it seems like the ones in the "inner circles" are more and drier. I like the ones in Sherwood forest (English food section).
The Steak on a Stick (French Food section - Musketeers Banquet) is very good and you can get it cooked to order, but you have to wait a bit. Very tender and juicy. Down from there is a booth that has homemade potato chips that are very good, but I can't remember what they are called.
The Greek food section has very good spanakopita, souvlaki, and a greek salad. But get there early for the freshest pastries.
If you are into sausage on a stick go to the Hispanic food section (La Fiesta) next to the archery booth. That is the best IMO, and you get a roll to sop up any excess grease. There is a pork on a stick around there that is good as well.
My DD loves the Scotch eggs in the English food section, but I just don't like them no matter where I would get them.
Disclaimer: All of this is based on last year, so I don't know what has changed and what hasn't. Have fun!
thank you for the excellent recommendation on where to get my turkey leg. the one i had last year was a little dry on the outside, but i got it late in the day too. i think the only other thing i ate there was the gyro and surprisingly, it was quite good. this year i will be going with foodies and we are planning to spend the majority of the day there, as opposed to the 4-5 hours last year when the focus seemed to be more on the beer and mead.
the link i posted will bring up the "king's menu." you have to click on the corner of the page to turn each page. it lists all the festival's food sections, names of the booths/restaurants, and their food and drink menus. there are a few new items this year that are highlighted.
I still can't get that darn link to work (could be my browser) but I wanted to add that there is an inside restaurant that I haven't been too, but my DD has, that is supposed to be pretty good and more "foodie" type. After you walk in turn to the left and it is a short jog and on the right hand side. Let me know what you think.
Oh, and one more thing - no not be intimidated by the food vendors. If a turkey leg looks dry tell them so, and ask for a better one. If they don't oblige, go somewhere else!