Out at the first day of the Ninth Avenue Food Festival. I have good memories of this festival but not been in a while. Today with Raquel and Jason in tow we decided that only non traditional festival food would cross our lips. That meant no sausage and peppers, mozzarepas or zeppoles but the Mexican street corn had to get got.
I was parched from the hot sun and biking down and saw something called Lizzmonade. Horrible name for flavored lemonades but with the gargantuan straw my watermelon, cucumber, ginger and basil beverage was good…and it better be for $4.50!
Very refreshing! Moving down the ave…
Really good guacamole with freshly fried tortilla chips.
Jason had an Indian moment with samosas and tandoori chicken.
Vinegary pork sausage and sticky rice from Pure Thai. Delicious! And great presentation and enthusiasm!
Then we bumped into one of my fave Brazilian spots to eat from my music biz days – Rice & Beans
…and I saw them, pao de queso, cheesy bread…
Awesome! I need to go back for more!
Next up is one of my oldest food memories from this festival. It is by way of my Louisiana heritage and comes in a boiling cauldron – crawfish!
When I was a kid, this thing looked HUGE! Didn’t get any this year though. Too hot, too messy!
Our final bite was a fluffy, delicious tamale. The masa was perfect!
Please don’t be angry vegetarians…I wasn’t the only one taking a picture.
Je & Jo ice cream was there too. I’ve tried them once before. It’s a yummy little bite. The Earl Grey with shortbread will have me venturing to their shop.
It was a fun food day with friends! So get out there today until 5pm!