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Food at the Folklife Festival on the National Mall

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It's time again for the Folklife Festival on the National Mall!

This year features Haiti, Latino music, and the traditions of the mid-Atlantic waterways.

What's in store from the food vendors? The cooking demonstrations?

Yeah, I know. Not always the best. Some years, though, it gets pretty interesting. When Mississippi was the featured state, they served catfish poboys and a barbecued baloney sandwich! I've always meant to try that barbecued baloney at home.


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The food and these things is always pretty lousy b/c of Park Service regulations about what type of cooking equipment can be used for vending. That's why the "demonstrations" are always soooo much better than what they actually sell.


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But they do have these yummy limeade stands that make me salivate just thinking about them... I wait every year for them. In fact, I'll take a stroll over during lunch today!

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Some years, though, it gets pretty interesting. When Mississippi was the featured state, they served catfish poboys and a barbecued baloney sandwich! I've always meant to try that barbecued baloney at home.

Those deep fried Mars bars (Scotland) last year were pretty tasty.

Looks like there's a whole bunch of Eastern shore cooking demos going on today. Anyone check them out?


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I walked down there around lunch and I quickly turned around when I saw that every high school choir group, boy scout troop, and day camp group from a 25 state radius was out there milling about and taking up space. And it is only Thursday. I hate to see what is going to be like down there on Saturday afternoon!

damn I hate the summer in this swamp.

and another thing: someone please tell the tourists to wait until after nine to bring themselves and their SUV baby carriages on the Metro, K?


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I walked down there around lunch and I quickly turned around when I saw that every high school choir group, boy scout troop, and day camp group from a 25 state radius was out there milling about and taking up space. And it is only Thursday. I hate to see what is going to be like down there on Saturday afternoon!

damn I hate the summer in this swamp.

and another thing: someone please tell the tourists to wait until after nine to bring themselves and their SUV baby carriages on the Metro, K?

I did the same thing. Alas, no limeade for me today. Perhaps I'll brave it before heading to the Penn Quarter Farmer's Market.

Thank God I walk to work now.

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heh, heh, heh I work across the street. I'll be having limeade everyday!

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hi there,

just got back from a beautiful day at the folklife festival. this year, they're selling peruvian chicken with yuca, new mexican food (looked like tacos and enchilidas -- but i'm not quite sure), mid atlantic seafood fare, including crabcake sandwiches, fried shrimp and fried fish with fries...and the haitian fare included a tasty whole fried fish with plantains, beans and rice; vegetarian plate with eggplant, a fried chicken combo (also with plantains, etc.) and corn bread. i think there might have also been a pork dish.

there may have been other options that i missed. i was volunteering, so i didn't take a lot of time to explore in detail. i definitely think it's worth going to check out, especially if the weather is as nice as it is today. the crowds were smaller than in previous years, too.

oh and i had two limeades. yuhm! :cool:


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We went by today..the limeade ROCKS! But after standing on line for the Haitian platters for 15 minutes and only moving a foot, we left and went to Zaytinya. Oh well.


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