En route I entertained with harrowing tales of past meat on a stick encounters, which turned into a rather thoughtful discussion on the overall utility of foods-on-a-stick. We determined that the real genius behind foods on a stick is their portability, an important quality when you’re walking around searching for…more foods on a stick to eat.
I wasn’t exactly breaking new ground here, but a turkey leg is a classic example of the “bone as stick” subcategory of foods-on-a-stick. Tearing into a turkey leg always reminds me of that scene in the 1938/Errol Flynn version of Robin Hood where Friar Tuck is all chomping on his mutton joint.
Willie Bird Turkeys is a local vendor (as were many of the concession stands), and it just so happens that I can get a smoked turkey leg during any of Santa Rosa’s Wednesday Night Markets. Now I do love me some smoked turkey leg, but the romantic appeal wears off after about 10 bites. I’d say I’m good for year at least.
I got this for one reason and one reason only: it’s hella phallic. Actually I’ve never had a frozen banana dipped in chocolate, and though not meat, this definitely qualifies as food on a stick. Mostly it was fun for posing with the camera. I also had a bite of cheesecake dipped in chocolate on a stick, which was kind of like eating a brick of cold, cheesecakey goodness.
After all that and a frozen dacquiri containing only trace amounts of alcohol, we bought some tickets to ride the rides 20 minutes before the fair closed. There were no lines in sight. We ran straight for the Magnum! That would be Magnum, P.I. to you. Note the handpainted centerpiece depicting Tom Selleck with a ginormous cranium.
And for my first foray into video blogging (aka vlogging), I took a video while we were on the ride. Grab your vomit bags!
Riding the Magnum at the Sonoma County Fair