Monday, August 27, 2007

An Afternoon in Bodega

On Saturday, Karen and I drove up to the Bodega Seafood, Art, and Wine Festival in Sonoma County, about 90 minutes north of San Francisco. What started as an overcast and cool day turned into a sunny and warm one as the day progressed. We listened to some music and checked out some of the pieces being sold by the many artisans and craftspeoples exhibiting their work at the festival. Of course, we also had a chance to check out the delectable cuisine being sold by the many food vendors in attendance. Here's a rundown of some of the food items that we encountered (and devoured):

A shrimp po'boy on a Dutch crunch roll. We were a couple of bites in before we remembered to take a picture:

Teriyaki chicken with a side of garlic fries. The chicken portion was huge:

Some homestyle macaroni and cheese:

A funnel cake topped with powdered sugar, strawberries, whipped cream, and cocoa powder:


Enric said...

Great post Loren! With pictures, now I know how a funnel cake looks like.

Folk-food that you can find at a fair might not be the healthiest one but it is certainly quite interesting.

If you compare it with folk-food from other countries you won't find many differences. For example, in Madrid, one of the most famous local sandwiches is a dip fried calamari sandwich. Yes! it sounds really weird but conceptually is not that distant from the shrimp roll..

Loren said...


If you get a chance, I encourage you to pay a visit to the Minnesota State Fair, where you can enjoy an entire new category of cuisine: food-on-a-stick.

Nick said...

Ring on finger: noted.

tesha said...

I am blinded by the bling-bling! Man, where are my sunglasses. Congrats!