I’m at somewhat of a loss right now…Not really sure where to start but seeing as there are no followers for this blog yet I guess it doesn’t really matter…I’ll begin with this weekend..
Eat Real was this weekend folks..and if you don’t know what Eat Real is..well that is just unreal…
It should be a requirement for every Bay Area resident to know what Eat Real Food Festival is.
where: Jack London Sq; Oakland CA
when: usually around September (that’s right one weekend a year..special)
Eat Real is basically OTG Fort Mason on crack, smack, dope, crank, kush, X, and whatever else all these effin people be on nowadays
You got your vegan, you got your mexican, your italian, your spanish, your BBQ, your baked goods, frozen goods, fried goods, smoked goods, pickled goods, AND BOOZE!
Basically anything you can imagine, Eat Real will have it. My boyfriend and I have gone three years in a row already and TRY to get something new each time (its more difficult than you think, almost everything you try you want to try again next year)
The great thing about Eat Real is they impose somewhat of a price cap..vendors usually have a limited menu (their best stuff) from around $5-$8 (smaller portions along with the smaller price of course) The beauty of this system is it allows you to try more variety and not spend $50 per person.
Me— lamb poutine from the Whole Beast—exquisite
thai tea frozen custard from Frozen Kushterd—divine
1/2 tikka masala burrito from Curry Up Now (a repeat)—love it
the Boy— other half of said burrito
pork foot sandwich from place I cannot remember
chicken waffle sandwich from Soul Groove—the best. we look for this place every year and can’t get enough of it. We finally found out where they are located and will be stopping by soon.
peach lavender popsicle from Fat Face—he loved it..not my cup of tea..
Unfortunately we did not get to the Booze area but I do know that inside they do taste testing and a $10 wristband will get you 4 pours (usually about a shot) of your choice of poison..it was a popular option to say the least. If you’re not there for the hard stuff beer and some cocktails are available at multiple stands.
I hope this has inspired you to try Eat Real next year. I understand pictures would have sealed the deal but I’m brand new at this so you will just have to deal for now. We are learning together.
Until Next time.