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The crowd at the Burke Street Food Festival (Photo ©Burke Street Food Truck Festival)

Yesterday, April 11, The BCPF and I, along with The Beer Dads co-hosts Jon & Paul, their wives and 2 of Jon’s kids and PJ’s 15 (almost 16) son went to the Burke Street Food Truck Festival on (you guessed it) Burke Street in Winston-Salem.  There was a gaggle of food trucks and a plethora of food varieties to choose from.  Hibachi, specialty burgers, Mexican, wild and crazy stuff, desserts, cold treats and coffee were just some of the samplings Winston-Salem was privy to in this festival. In all, over 10,000 people poured through the area from Brookstown to 4th/1st Street (according to the festival’s Facebook page).

Tripling the festival’s footprint and doubling the amount of food trucks doesn’t keep the lines short.  The BCPF and I stood in line for about an hour and ten minutes for goodies from Baguettaboutit and it was worth every minute, at least to me. The BCPF had the Big Lebratski and I had the Buffalo Chicken and United Nations.  They are long baguettes cut in half and hollowed then filled with brats and sausages of various origins and sauces.  You’ll find more on their page.


PJ3 and the beer we enjoyed (Photo ©JLowder)

The Joneses, Lowders and we camped out at the Official Beer Sponsor of The Less Desirables, City Beverage where we secured a table under a tent and had beers from Gibbs Hundred Brewing.  We met up with JOY and Schlimme from our DFK Social Club as well.  The BCPF was happy with me as we parked at the TLD studios downtown and walked to the festival (about 6 blocks uphill) and then walked back.  Then after a brief stop at the studio we then walked to the Official Emerald Isle of The Less Desirables, Finnigan’s Wake (about 4 blocks and back) to celebrate a wedding shower with friends of ours.  A lot of walking.  A good day with friends, good beer, good food and it was a beautiful day to be out.  While the crowds were a bit annoying, I love seeing an event in Winston-Salem support that many people.  Fantastic! Thanks so much to Susan Morris for making this all possible.  She rocks and you should let her know as much!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” – George Bernard Shaw