Nothing says summer like a (Butcher) Block Party

12 July 2011 § 5 Comments

This blog is about making food from scratch but we had a busy weekend upstate, so there was not much time for cooking – more recipes later this week. I wanted to share the great time we had at Fleisher’s Butchers Block Party in uptown Kingston. I wonder what my grandfather, who was a butcher back in the day long before butchery became cool, in Wales, would have made of this meat fest.

With no cars John St was bustling with people. Small children danced to the trippy jazz of New Zion Trio while we just chilled with cool ale (from those lovely people at Keegan Ales) and strawberry daiquiri sno-cones.

The chicken s#*t bingo was in full swing. Yes it is what you think – if the number square the chicken poops on matches your raffle ticket then, bingo! It seemed hilarious at the time, but that might have the effect of too many grown-up sno-cones.

The good people at Fleishers roasted a hog which disappeared faster than you can say “free hog roast.” They also served their delicious hot dogs and popcorn with bacon butter (could it have been any other flavor butter?)

The Ladies™ had a blast: face-painting, Mr Twisty the balloon man and their first ever cotton candy – a happy, very sticky, summer’s moment.


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