Thursday, September 07, 2006

5 big ones

this year was anniversary #5, so stephen and i wanted to do something special. we thought perhaps per se? or maybe wd-50? after much deliberation, we decided on....

allentown fair

the allentown fair!

it had it all, really.

first, there was the fine dining. we began with:

allentown fair
(eaten too quickly to get a photo of the actual item...)

and washed it down with:

allentown fair

then we started searching for our main course. first we saw this:

allentown fair

but it just gave us bad flashbacks, so we moved on.

and oh were we glad that we did. becasue we found this:

allentown fair

where we got this:

allentown fair

mmmm-hmm. in trying to sell us the ribs, mr. pigg told us that his ribs "aren't like what you'll get at applebee's or chili's". and while i'm not qualified to verify that statement, i can say that they were porcine perfection. he dry-rubs them with a spice mix and smokes them over an applewood fire, spritzing them occasionally with apple juice, which gives them a nice glaze. and his sauce was perfect—tangy and vinegary, not too sweet and not at all smoky.

and for dessert?

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which are little mini fried dough pieces tossed with powdered sugar, which leave you (or at least, me) looking like this:

allentown fair

of course, the fair had more to offer than food. there was shopping:

allentown fair

allentown fair

allentown fair

and attractions? oh, were there attractions....

allentown fair
personally, i would have preferred if the woman was normal-sized and had a ginormous cat, but that 's just me....

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bilingual freak show!

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and where there's the smallest horse, there's also, of course....

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taller than bigfoot!

we rode the ferris wheel, where there is
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why? are they afraid of people choking? or, possibly more likely, spitting it down on to innocent bystanders?

and, last but not least:

allentown fair

all that, plus:

allentown fair
children on leashes.

and then, why, look who we ran in to!

allentown fair
hi gener! hi deaner!

oh, and look! it's....

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WAYNE!!! hi wayne!!!

allentown fair

allentown fair

lips

and then we went home. the end!

7 comments:

casey said...

Really, how could you top that? That's pretty much a perfect day right there!

Happy anniversary!!

PS - "i would have preferred if the woman was normal-sized and had a ginormous cat" - I am so with you on that one, it's not even funny.

Brooklyn Jay said...

you typed wayne in caps. i thought you were all lowercase, all the time?

i can't believe you past on pit beef.

(and i can't believe you didn't take me on this amazin' food adventure)

hey mama said...

jay -
there are exceptions to every rule....and wayne deserves the caps.

pit beef is a wonderful thing, but sadly now it just makes me think of getting my purse stolen. so i am on a pit beef hiatus.

i promise the next time we celebrate our anniversary, we'll take you with us....

Brooklyn Jay said...

not your next anniversary, taggin along on your anniversary might be a bit strange, but your next food trip!

i really have to know...

how good was the deep fried hotdog?

hotdogs are already good dropping anything in a fryer just makes it better.

a detailed report please.

Anonymous said...

i need more fried hot dog information!!
-sass

hey mama said...

okay, the fried hot dog: it was absolutely the best hot dog i've ever eaten. the skin was crispy and split, and most importantly, it was insanely juicy. not at all greasy---far less greasy than those nasty roller dogs.

jay, if you'e into the deep frying, the next food adventure you go on with us should be to our living room..... we are the proud owners of a rotating-basket deep fryer, stephen's favorite wedding gift. we often do wings (to go with the football, you know), but our favorite is deep fried pork chops with a squeeze of lime...

Brooklyn Jay said...

OH MY GOD.

I'm up for adoption. You know that right?