Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Oyster Bake

Thursday night was the kickoff for Fiesta here in San Antonio. It's a 10 day celebration of all food on a stick. Well, not really, but that's what John would tell you. The real reason behind the celebration can be found at the link above.

We generally don't go all out for Fiesta. In fact, I have yet to be to one of the parades! When I was at St. Mary's I lived on campus. This pretty much means that for 2 days during Fiesta the campus was on lock down. Seeing as how over 80,000 people visit your tiny college campus in 2 days, it's kind of necessary. It also means that it's impossible to get off campus and hey - you gotta eat - so you go to Oyster Bake!

Oyster Bake and NIOSA are my two favorite and must attend Fiesta events. Because food on a stick is surprisingly expensive (especially when you add in a ton of beer) John and I usually only go to one or the other. This year (and because we were beer booth volunteers) we went to Oyster Bake.

IMG_2362Here is some of the fun we had:

Beer Slingin'

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Working a beer booth plus rain the previous night equals dirty feet

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Then there is the FOOD!

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Chicken on a stick is a must have!

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Three more must haves!

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Can't forget Sausage on a Stick

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All the beer a food you've consumed makes you think that you've landed yourself here:

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and just when you think you can't consume anything else you discover this place:

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They sell these wonderful things:

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Yes, that one on the left - It has pieces of sausage in EVERY layer!

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You bet your sweet ass I ate one! Without sausage, seasoned salt flavored, and I was nice and shared with John.

Before things get too crazy you take the "sober pictures" with all your friends:

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Then when you're sitting around and digesting someone gives you a beer hat!

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and your husband goes crazy with jealousy

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everyone loves a beer hat!

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It starts to get late and you realize you're hungry so you go after some frito pie

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some roasted corn

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The crowds have gone from this:

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to this:

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The hubs starts throwin' gang signs

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You give a cheer to the guy that let you volunteer in the beer booth

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Pose for a quick picture taken by the most sober person you can find (which is a challenge at this point)

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and then you realize that you have tickets still and need to spend them on something. So you end up here:

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They lock you into this:

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and away you go!

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and everyone goes home full, drunk and happy.

2 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, there is no way I'd get on that thing after consuming that much beer and goodness!!

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