Thursday, June 2, 2011

Eat Your Way Across America; 50 States, 50 Festivals-- Part 8: The Northeast

All these great food festivals sure makes my hon-gry!!


38. GREAT CHOWDER COOK-OFF-- NEWPORT, RI, JUNE 4-- Prizes for best chowder in clam, seafood and creative. newportwaterfrontevents.com.


39. VERMONT CHEESEMAKERS FESTIVAL-- SHELBURNE, VT., JULY 24-- More than 100 cheeses from 40 local creameries. Also artisan smoked meats, cider and breads. vtcheesefest.com. Sounds cheesey to me.


40 ATLANTIC CITY FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL-- ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, JULY 28-31-- Guy Fieri will be there so we can ask why he wears his sunglasses on the back of his head. Cheesesteak showdown and a gospel lunch withthe Neelys (?). acfoodandwine.com.


41. MAINE LOBSTER FESTIVAL-- ROCKLAND, ME., AUG. 3-7-- Lobster Lovers need to be here. More than 20,000 pounds to be served. Bad time to be a lobster in the eaters off the state.

Also, a lobster crate race. Contestants try to scramble across a string of partially submerged lobster crates without faslling into theocean. Lobster and codfish eating contests as well. mainelobsterfestival.com.

Love Those Maine Lobster Pounds. --RoadDog

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