Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

No Food Lost in Translation

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

No Food Lost in Translation

Article excerpt

Each year our wonderful West Side Nut Club Fall Festival brings residents of the Evansville area new food adventures. We plan out each excursion with a calendar of events open in one hand, a munchie map (Page D6) in the other. Even with the handy munchie map, however, some unusual goodies defy the imagination.

I mean, chocolate-covered corn dogs, deep fried moon pies, and frozen pickle juice ice are weird, but you know what to expect if you order one.

But, what, pray tell, is a Meat Wad Inferno? A Loose Meat Goat Sandwich? Should I stand in line for a Pig Snort or a Dirty Horseshoe Sandwich?

We made a few calls and came up with a glossary of some of the more ambiguous items on our Munchie Map, so you know exactly what you're in for.

Meat Wad Infernos, Pig in the Mud - Youth Resources, booth 124

"We say Meat Wad Infernos are mouthwatering meatballs," said Krista Decker, Vice President of Development for Youth Resources. "They are extra large meatballs cooked in Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce, topped with a green habanero sauce and jalapeos. If you're daring you can get extra jalapeos."

"The Pig in the Mud is a peanut butter and bacon sandwich," said Decker. "It's topped with powdered sugar and you dip it into maple syrup. We have people who come for those all the time, especially in the morning. It's like a breakfast food. We've won the WIKY does the Best of the Fest Taste Test for that one."

Funnel Cake Fries - The Gathering Church, booth 112E

These aren't french fries, but funnel cake dough fried in a long stick instead if a big jumble.

Chicken Wings on a String, Loose Meat Goat Sandwich, Sloppy Billy - Joshua Academy, booth 112C "

The Chicken Wings on a String are crispy fried chicken wings served on a bed of shoestring fries," said Pam Decker, Principal of Joshua Academy. "The goat sandwiches are made by Rev. Larry Rascoe, who started our school. It's roasted goat with gravy on a whole wheat hot dog bun. That dish earned the Wise Choice designation. The Sloppy Billy is ground goat with a sauce like a sloppy joe sauce, but it's our secret recipe. Goat is a lot leaner than beef. We found that 70 percent of the world eats goat meat. It is great tasting, like lamb, but leaner, and lower in fat, saturated fat, calories and cholesterol, than most meats."

Eagle - Darmstadt Trinity Lutheran Church, booth 50

No Cadbury chocolate here. Eagle Eggs are a hard boiled egg wrapped in sausage, similar to a Scotch egg.

Crick-ettes, Buggy-Fly Candy, Icky Licky - Montessori Acedemy, booth 72 "

The Crick-ettes are actually baked crickets," said Diane Barron, Montessori Administrator. "They come in boxes with flavors. You can get bacon and cheese flavor, sour cream and onion, and salt and vinegar. We always have chocolate covered crickets, but this will be our first year selling the baked ones. …

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