Fest Food is the next best reason to spend the weekend at Festival Internationale. The great thing about Fest Food is the size of the portions are (usually) much more appropriate than if you'd go to the actual restaurant. Although I did have something last night that I chose not to eat the whole thing because I didn't want to be uncomfortably full. The "con" of Fest Food is that nearly everything is served hot. While that wasn't a problem last night because the air was cool and breezy, during the day it's sometimes hard for me to eat hot food when it's hot outside.
As we were walking around, I was checking out what was available in different locations. I did have my reliable snacks in my bag-pineapple chunks, grapes, honey roasted carrots, and Zydeco nutrition bar. Those are in-case-ance (pronounced N-K-shuns, like insurance) in case my son has a meltdown because he gets too hungry. Luckily we didn't have to use them yesterday. Some things I noticed throughout downtown:
- There are far more adult beverage stations than non-adult beverage locations. Or maybe the adult beverage stations were just MUCH bigger, so they were easier to spot. This is why I also always carry water in my bag.
- I love that they sell iced tea and lemonade in addition to blah sodas. I didn't find out if it was sweetened or not, but I will and let you know.
- I saw a stand with roasted peanuts~awesome! It's a much better snack for kids than the Dairy King ice cream, provided there are no nut allergies. Check out the peanuts, they were at the corner of Jefferson St and Vermillion. The cart looked like it had wheels, so I'm not sure if they were on the move.
So I'm getting ready to head out there again today with the family. I've had my eye on several things to try! I don't know how I'm going to fit them in. If you see me randomly taking bites of people's food and asking them about it, don't worry, it's only so I can better inform everyone about the Best (Healthiest) Fest Food!