June moves into the home stretch! And onward we push through those thirty posts nearing the end of what I’ve been writing every year this month. For the fifth year in a row I’m back to a month of daily blogging: each day a new post on a new topic, but on the same blog-per-day topic as last year, creating another set of Those 30 Posts in June. Today, that post just happens to be about something that I want:
To Taste… Festival Season
It’s the first full week of summer, tomorrow is the last day of school (for Claire) and one of the first big outdoor festivals of the season has taken over Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton for the week, filling the air with the smells of food trucks and other greasy delights.
It’s that time of year again.
We did a quasi-work meetup in the square at lunch. I say ‘quasi’ because it was a broad-sort-of come-if-you-want invite to the roughly forty people who are the most entrenched in web doodling at that place I work.
I hit up the “Attila the HUNgry” truck and tried myself a “The Peacemaker Burger” …a Handmade HUNburger patty, Thai peanut butter, strawberry Sriracha jam, and crushed peanuts, on brioche bun. It was pretty good. But I was later informed that apparently the Duck Tots are to die for.
Sadly, we get only a few good days of outdoor festival eating in this city so when they are here you really need to tuck in with gusto and keep your wits about you: try new things, order off the deep menu, and don’t tolerate the carnival vendors disguised as true festival cuisine. You know who I’m talking about guy selling packaged ice cream treats!
I’ll be diving in and out of the various foodie festivals this summer again, dabbling through Taste of Edmonton later on and then culminating with a weekend likely balanced between working and eating at the Heritage Festival in August. Oh, and the Fringe… if we’re nearby.
Either way, the taste is on… I guess I’d better add a few more klicks to my running schedule.