Well, tonight I traveled to the South Side of Musikfest, enjoying some fantastic Creole/Zydeco of Jeffrey Broussard and the Creole Cowboys, then a tribute to Jerry Garcia and we topped off the night with The Avett Brothers. I really loved the Avett Brothers; fabulously hot strings and energetic soulful singing. I was totally wowed.
Less wowing was the food selection Southside for someone with celiac disease. I could only find one thing for a main course; a taco salad they made specially for me using fried corn chips topped with the rest of their standard chicken taco salad; shredded plain chicken, black beans, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, corn, sour cream, some pico de gallo sauce. I put on a few splashes of hot sauce which added a much needed flavor boost. I ate it with my fingers and with the fork they gave me. Normally it would be in a deep fried flour tortilla. Obviously that was not possible for me to eat so they offered me the fried corn tortilla chips. It was the best thing I have eaten at Musikfest this year. This was at Cactus Blue up by Steel Staks. I highly recommend it.
The only other thing besides a beverage I could find was a Breyer’s ice cream stand that had scoops in a cup. I was too full from the taco salad to have some and I did have concerns that their scoopers might have touched cones made of wheat before scooping my ice cream. I felt lucky enough to safely eat the taco salad as I was worried that deep frying them might have contaminated the chips. I had brought an emergency serving of quinoa salad just in case so I wouldn’t starve all night, no need to eat it but I was glad to have a back up food source.
So, I am still yearning for that GF food stand at Musikfest. Tomorrow I will be down under the Hill to Hill bridge pouring beer and rinsing my hands lots! I will be searching for something safe to eat there. I did see some walk away main course Sundays at Shookies. Humm? I will have to go ask them some questions but it looked promising the other day. Go out there and enjoy some great music!
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