After the Winter that Wouldn’t End, it seems like years since last spring. But today was the first Official Really Good Day of 2015 in the Berkshires; the sun shining, the breeze blowing, the tourist season yet to peak. Perfect.
Regardless of the weather, the Family Rags had its plans set. We were heading out to the Spring Shindy and Food Truck Rodeo at Shire City Sanctuary in Pittsfield, an artisans’ space (or makerspace) that includes a screenprint shop, a sewing lab, and a commercial kitchen. At this event, artists, farmers, and others sold their wares inside Shire City Sanctuary (formerly Notre Dame Church) while the adjacent parking lot was packed with a horseshoe-ring of food trucks, beer tents, a band, and a magician with a particularly fun green Viking hat.
To the trucks, though… A great mix of many different kinds of nosh, as it should be. Traditionalists could get their steamed hot dogs and burgers, adventurers could grab a wild boar sandwich, and kids of all ages could enjoy a shaved-ice treat in a color-changing cup.
How We Roll, the local favorite, wrapping comfort food into egg roll wrappers.
Aurora’s Gypsy Cafe game meats and traditional Romani fare.
Kona Ice the aforementioned ice concoctions.
The Hungry Traveler Big ole’ sandwiches, burgers, and soup.
The Chuck Wagon Caloric atom bombs including beer-dredged Bratwurst and deep-fried peanut butter, banana, and fluff sammies.
The Farm Mostly vegetarian farm-fresh sandwiches, salads, and quesadillas.
Chanterelle Upscale farm-to-table goodies.
Flavors of Lebanon Greek and Lebanese noms.
…plus two local-brew beer tents, Wandering Star and Big Elm.
We ended up with two egg roll creations from How We Roll — Your Own Personal Mac n’ Cheesus (self explanatory) and a Thank You Easter Bunny, a fried Cadbury Creme Egg egg roll — and a bison burger from The Chuck Wagon, plus one beer each from both tents… to be fair, of course.
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