During my time at the Texas Renaissance Festival, open Oct. 12 through Dec. 1, I tried unique foods that ranged from the delectable to the bizarre. Here are a few:
A grilled sandwich that combines sweet, sour, and meatiness to create a complex taste. The cheese melts perfectly on the crisp bread, and the turkey complements the sourness of the pickles beautifully. It’s not the first thing people think of when the word “Renaissance” comes up, but it should be.
Teriyaki Beef Jerky
This snack is a well flavored, sweet morsel that can be found at multiple stands around the Festival. While jerky is a common treat in Texas, this teriyaki jerky is quite tasty and certainly better than any dried meats found at a grocery store. Also, the pattern on the jerky is very interesting.
A true staple of the Texas Renaissance Festival, this mass of fried dough with powdered sugar is sweet and scrumptious. The dish’s only setback is its dryness, but it is a worthwhile snack to share with others; furthermore, the plating of the cake is beautiful.
Bacon on a Stick
Nothing needs to be said to describe this specimen of amazing.