Sunday, May 24, 2009

#1 Rib America - St. Louis, MO - May 23, 2009

Bret Michaels is somewhere in the fuzziness.

Mmm...Beef Brisket. It was a little dry (something hard to prevent with festival food holding) but very tender and tasty with the sauce.

Pose with Brisket.

Turn up the volume, and remember it like it was 20 years ago. wow.

Overall it was a pretty solid first festival, although I'm looking forward to smaller town affairs. I mean I couldn't justify a funnel cake for $7.10, but definitely at the next one. The food looked good and smelled even better. People watching was the definite highlight of this festival. If you've seen "Rock of Love" you'd understand. If not, be thankful. It was entertaining to say the least, but I'm already looking forward to next week's Strawberry Festival in Newton, IL.


  1. Nice blog! Good luck with the fests. I was wondering what kinds of things I could find, have you heard of these yet, all in IL:

    -horseradish in Collinsville:

    -strawberries in Long Grove:

    -ketchup in Collinsville:

    -bagels in Mattoon:

    -sweet corn in Mendota and/or Urbana, DeKalb, or Sugar Grove:

    -Amish cheese in Arthur:

    -pumpkin in Morton:

    -apples in Murphysboro:

  2. Imron, THANK YOU. I have been doing a lot of research but hadn't found many of your suggestions. Maybe you have access to a better internet. You have single handedly added 5 festivals to my schedule. Catsup in Collinsville, Bagels in Mattoon,corn in urbana, cheese in Arthur, and apples in Murphysboro (which by the website seems amazing). Some of these have conflicting dates with my current schedule but that's a good problem. I'm working on posting an interactive calendar on this site so everyone is informed if they want to join me. Let this be a message to everyone reading: Please let me know of any festival you have heard of even if you think it is too small or silly (which is actually preferred). Thanks again Imron.

  3. Hey! I was born in Murphysboro :)! Between that and Morton you'll be seeing my childhood up 'til St. Louis ;). Very impressed with the calendar! Can't wait to see all of your adventures!