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Are You Ready for Scotch Eggs and Egg Rolls? It’s Texas Folklife Festival Time

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The thermometer has crept up to the triple-digit range in the past week. That must mean it's time for Texas Folklife Festival. texas folklifeThe favorite of food lovers and music lovers alike, no matter the temperature, runs Friday through Sunday on the grounds of HemisFair Park  around the Institute of Texan Cultures. The array of food this year is a veritable feast of global treasures that have made an impact on the state through the years. Plus, there are some American treasures that make any festival fun. Deep-fried Girl Scout Cookies, anyone? Here's the food lineup to whet your appetite:
  • Argentine: Empanadas, Alfajores
  • Belgian: Belgian sausage, au vin blanc mussels, Belgian waffle, black cow, Rijstpap (rice pudding)
  • Carnival: Funnel Cake, Corn Dog, Deep Fried Twinkies, Deep Fried Oreos, Deep Fried Girl Scout Cookies
  • British: Fish & chips, Scotch egg, English Chips and Cheese, Banger on a Stick, Fried Mushrooms
  • Chinese: Crab rangoon, fried rice, egg roll, fried chicken wontons, Jin duey (sesame balls), fortune cookies, shrimp chips.
  • Crepes: Ham and Cheese, basil vegetarian pesto, sun-dried tomato veggie, chicken pesto, Peanut Butter Heaven, dulce de leche turtle, Nutella banana, sweet cheese
  • Filipino: Oriental noodles, chicken adobo, rice, Inihaw, Pancit, Lumpia
  • Opa's: Bratwurst, Smoked sausage on a stick or bun, jalapeño/cheese sausage, smoked turkey leg, smoked sausage in flour tortilla, beef jerky, turkey jerky, German potato salad, sauerkraut, bread pudding
  • Greek: Gyro, Greek salad, baklava
  • Hawaiian: Big kahuna (shave ice), Kona cream, ice cream, Lihing powder, Gummy Bears
  • American Indians: Buffalo burger, Indian taco meat, fry bread, Indian taco, cactus tuna drink
  • Irish: Corned beef sandwich on cracked wheat roll
  • Italian: Messy Giuseppe’s, Spumoni, Cannoli, Pizzelle, Italian ice.
Hours are Friday, 5 - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and Sunday, noon - 7 p.m. Prices: Adult (13+), $10 in advance, $12 at the gate; Child (6-12), $5 in advance, $5 at the gate; and children 5 and under are free. Tickets are available at H-E-B stores, Ft. Sam Houston, Lackland AFB and Randolph AFB. Click here for more information.
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