Publication Date: Friday, September 03, 2004
Tantalize your taste buds
Tantalize your taste buds
(September 03, 2004)
Browse among the hundreds of arts and crafts booths, amuse the kids, enjoy the fabulous entertainment, and by all means bring a ravenous appetite to the Mountain View Art and Wine Festival. Whatever you might be craving, you're likely to be tempted by the savory smells along the street where more than 30 vendors will dish up some of the tastiest festival food around, many for a good cause.
Some of the delicious and plentiful food will be served by local nonprofit groups who use the festival to raise vital funds to continue providing services in the community.
The American Greek Folklore Society will serve up tangy gyros, spinach pie and baklava. St. Timothy's Church packs 'em in with their hearty, mouthwatering pulled pork sandwiches.
Armenian Trex Fraternity shows you why they're known for the tastiest lamb and beef kebabs around. The Filipino Catholic Federation of St. Joseph's is the spot for aromatic chicken and beef skewers and crunchy lumpia, the famous Filipino fried egg roll chock full of great stuff.
The Kiwanis Club of Mountain View fires up the grill for its savory and plump Polish sausages. And Mountain View Library Foundation covers the sweet tooth with cotton candy and frozen lemonade.
If you like the true-blue American classics, you'll find them at Lockeford Meat and Sausage Company's booth and Uhuru Concessions where gourmet sausages sizzle on the grill, Peggy Sue's for hamburgers and hot dogs, Moon River Corn Company for fresh corn-on-the-cob and baked potatoes with all the trimmings, or Sonoma Teriyaki for crispy fish and chips and calamari.
Don't fill up before stopping at Miguel Romero's Willow Street Wood Fired Pizza booth for some of his famous key lime calamari, fried zucchini, artichokes and garlic fries. For the perfect stroll-around food, dig into the succulent, tender chicken and pork kebabs perfected by the good folks from California BBQ and Thai Stick.
Gourmands make a beeline for Earthly Delights Italian, Thai and Cajun-infused grilled chicken sandwiches, BBQ pork sandwiches and garlic fries. Oriental Cuisine Express whips up a mean sweet and sour pork, beef and broccoli and fried rice for fans of Chinese fare.
For something Italian, stop by the friendly folks at Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi's for one of their rib-sticking meatball sandwiches or stroll the street with a slice of everybody's favorite, thin crust pizza from Amici's East Coast Pizzeria.
Warm, savory French-inspired crepes can be found at Lemoine CrÍperie, where you can design your own crÍpe with savory fillings such as cheese and herbs or opt for a sweet filling with fruit, chocolate and a splash of Cointreau.
Good Time Kettle Korn and Olde Tyme Kettle Korn have developed a cult following for their delicious and nutritious kettlecorn cooked in a giant, old-fashioned cauldron -- a quick snack that goes over big time with the kids.
Ready for some dessert? The aptly named Strawberry Company draws rave reviews for their strawberry parfait, strawberry shortcake, strawberry brownies and strawberry smoothies. Chill out with refreshing fruit smoothies from Maui Wowi, delightful Hawaiian shaved ice from Aloha Ice Company, yummy frozen chocolate bananas, strawberries, and peaches from Frozen Fantasies, and ice cream cones, sundaes and treats from everyone's favorite, Baskin-Robbins.
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