Sunday, October 26, 2008

Good Eatin'

On Saturday, Tal, Barbara, and I went to the NC State Fair. Our first stop was the NC Cattlemen's Association's booth, where we ordered steak sandwiches. For weeks, Tal and I have dreaming about eating those steak sandwiches, and we didn't want to miss them.

Sure, we've eaten deep fried Twinkies, Snickers, and Oreos at the fair in the past. But have you ever sampled a slice of deep fried pecan pie? Neither had we--until yesterday!

To make this tasty treat, the fair workers took a slice of Mrs. Smith's pecan pie and slid a stick inside. Then, they dipped the pie in funnel cake batter and deep fried it until it was golden brown. Finally, they topped this sweet treat with powdered sugar and cinnamon. Yum! Yum! Yum!

Tal quickly devoured his fried pecan pie and declared it "the best thing at the fair."

Barbara described it as "out of this world!"

For dinner that night, Tal and I took Barbara to Red, Hot, and Blue, which serves Memphis-style BBQ. Barbara thought it was hilarious how the restaurant served our drinks in pitchers. Surprisingly, I drank that whole pitcher of water with my dinner!

We all stuffed ourselves with pulled pork drizzled with a special BBQ sauce. Tal raved about the baked beans and Brunswick stew, while Barbara loved her sweet potato and cornbread muffins.

Although we probably shouldn't have, Tal and I also managed to eat a few bites of the banana pudding and pecan pie that came with our meals. After dinner, we went to the mall to walk off some of our dinner. It was a good day for eating!

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