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Renaissance Festival Fare

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Wondering what the fare is like at the Renaissance Festival? Looking at their menu, http://www.renaissancefest.com/MRF/fo... it appears as though they offer a lot of things, most not being anything entirely special.

There are a few interesting items however. Anyone have any recommendations?

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  1. The cheese curds are good (not state fair good, but tasty). And I like to get a popover in the morning. No real stand out favs or must haves.

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    1. re: Uisge

      I am usually underwhelmed by the food offerings at the Renaissance.

    2. The turkey leg is really the only item I crave at the Ren Fest. A little sprinkle of salt, some BBQ sauce on the side and I'm chowing like King Henry. It just seems to fit in with the mood of the festival.

      1. The Festival owns a large portion of the food booths out there. That's why you'll find booths with the same menu scattered throughout the grounds. A great deal of what is served is pre-prepared food from Sysco.

        One thing I think is pretty good is the corn on the cob which can be gotten at the turkey leg booths. They soak it and then roast it. A lot of people also like the popovers.

        1. The spinach pie is quite tasty and it is homemade. The "Queen's Apples" are pretty simple (Granny Smith apple slices with caramel), but a refreshing treat on a hot day. I enjoy the turkey leg and most days it is really good. The Scotch egg is yummy especially for breakfast--ask for the Highland gravy on top. There is an excellent coffee vendor, LOCAL to Minneapolis (Tillie's Bean), with awesome coffees, teas, and pastries that go quickly in the morning. This past season ('09), they also had a pulled pork sandwich that was surprisingly delicious. That's my two cents. :)

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          1. re: amyssimo

            I almost forgot. There's a crepe stand. Decent crepes with good and fresh fillings. Tends to be a long line, but I've found it worth it.