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comanche
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:42:17 PM
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The stalls are always a source of adventure for me at Bluesfest. Here's my take.

Food

The Sauerkraut Sisters : Yum...kransky with hot mustard and fermented cabbage!
The Groovy Souvi : The way a BBQ should be cooked - over charcoal. Keeping it real!
Govindas : Who cares!? (just joking....)
Organic Doughnuts : The best. If you didn't get one, you missed out - try next year.
Noodle dudes : Yes. Chilli on the side made it.
Coffee : Good stuff. Just ask for an extra shot in anything you order and you'll be fine.

General vendors

Gemstone jewelery : Great selection. Can a Labradorite stone really protect you from evil though? hmmmn? Lots of bumkum being spruked here.
Soy Candles : Make light, then make oil, then make love.....oh yeah. How cool was the young guy with the hat giving out hand massages?
Happy High : Being high without Mary Jane? Can you do it? A lollipop is the way....apparently. Anyone?
Help Japan : I was there in the earthquake 11/03. It was big.
Light fixtures that you had to assemble: Was that a 30 piece, or 100 piece? Either way, it looked complex.....and very coool.
Laser light from one of the vendors....trippy! I looked directly into it....should I be worried? I think I heard my retina pop!

Where are book vendors? Blues books, guitar tablature books, history, music etc? Everyone loves a good read right?

Political / social cause vendors

The UN : Really? I picked up a copy of the human declarations of rights. Interesting read. Matt 6:10?
The Whale people : Never got to speak with them.
The Koala people : Never got to speak with them.
The Cystic Fibrosis people : Gave them a donation for their cause. I hope it helps.

Music stalls

Music shop : Good to see a wide selection of material from this year and last year.
Rhythms : Always crowded and overflowing. Need a bigger tent.
Busker tent : see above
McTrustry cigar box slide guitar : Yes, Yes, Yes!...and directly opposite Robert Randolf and Derek Trucks. Good stuff, nice bloke.

What were your experiences with the stalls / vendors / food?





nickfromsydney
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 10:47:43 PM
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Langos (Hungarian Snap-fried Bread) is my tradition... At least once each Bluesfest. :D
Pizza Loca is good for a quick hit... (wis or wis'out chilli) - with... always with...
Organic Doughnuts - Always a treat.
This year I tried Ya Man, the Yemen food joint... Not bad, would do it again.
thepokey
Posted: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:53:47 PM
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Chocolate filled Doughnuts, enough said!
The Sauerkraut Sisters also were amazing! .... food there wasn't bad either.
bluescale
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:51:27 AM
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Fish Taco, Every day for starters, Perfection!
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Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:25:05 AM
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The food stalls were by and large good with reasonable prices... I was looking for a fresh salad tent....

Would have loved a stall selling fruit salad, and greens with cold meats ...
Paladin
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 9:49:54 AM
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Have to agree Midfielder, after many many hours of Bluesfesting, beer, cooked food, your body craves something real, something fresh.

Found an overpriced passable excuse for a greek salad at the Vegetarian stall. Thought they would at least have fresh food, but 90% of the food even at the veg stall was deep fried.

My favs where my first thing "Bloke Burger" at the Real Aussie BBQ. Thick (>1cm) handmade beef paddy, bacon, egg, lettuce, tomato, pineapple +choice of sauce on a damper roll. They where AWESOME and for $10 kept you full till dinner. These where my Breakfast and lunch rolled into one. A Bloke Burger and a Large Mayan Coffee ($5) set me going every start FRI-MON. For mine $15 for Breakfast AND Lunch in Byron is a BARGIN.

Dinner was where I mixed it up:

Best value was the "Authentic Malaysian" guys. $12 for choice of 2 curries/Rice/+Satay stick. Huge plate.
Nicest was the Noodles from the Sushi place: Generous serve + even a bit of vege + the hottest Chilli sauce at the fest. Their sushi rolls were great too.

Best on the run snack Pizza slice from the guys near crossroads, second hottest sauce at fest. (PS Pizza Loco has sucked since ownership changed hands)

Most inventive business opportunity Dudes charging phones for $5/30mins. Whomever doesn't go to fest fully charged deserved to be ripped off to this extend.
charliebear
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:20:05 PM
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More vegan food would be great

I eat veggies, i eat veggies, they taste good! =)
Dan...
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 12:39:21 PM
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are you vegan charlie? if so what did you eat? i noticed a lack of vegan options. i am not vegan.

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charliebear
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 1:24:36 PM
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yes i am dan =) had the choice of kofta balls veggie samosas or veggie spring rolls all of which were fried. i'd normally eat salad or lentils or nuts or steamed veggies

I eat veggies, i eat veggies, they taste good! =)
arbee0
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 6:27:57 PM
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I'm an unreconstructable carnivore but I could happily live on the curried lentil pies for the entire 5 (or 6) days of the festival - perhaps with just the occasional Pizza Loca
;)
nickfromsydney
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 7:54:57 PM
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Paladin wrote:
Most inventive business opportunity Dudes charging phones for $5/30mins. Whomever doesn't go to fest fully charged deserved to be ripped off to this extend.


I never had to charge my phone except once last year... because the combination of a certain failing telco provider and a certain type of phone known for crappy battery life - the constant searching for coverage drains the battery like crazy. ;)
brucesta
Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2011 8:15:20 PM
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As stated in a previous blog....... Where was the FRUIT Man!!!!??????!!!!! One (royal wedding reference here) can only consume so much pot. beer. whiskey and wine without having a bit of a health moment :-)
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Posted: Friday, April 29, 2011 8:15:32 AM
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midfielder wrote:
I was looking for a fresh salad tent....

Would have loved a stall selling fruit salad, and greens


We were thinking the same thing. We went into town a couple of times to score the fruit.
I think someone would clean up with a fruit stand next year.
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Must agree about the Sauerkraut Sisters, absolutely stunning and the hot dogs were nice as well
ScottM
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nickfromsydney wrote:
Food
Langos (Hungarian Snap-fried Bread) is my tradition... At least once each Bluesfest. :D


I would live on those things. At least 1 every day, sometimes more if I didn't feel like exploring.

I was getting Easter withdrawals. Luckily I made it to Vienna last weekend, and the Austrian proximity to Hungary meant that Langos was on the menu. I may have overindulged.......
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thepokey wrote:
Chocolate filled Doughnuts, enough said!
The Sauerkraut Sisters also were amazing! .... food there wasn't bad either.


reckon they love a bit of german sausage???

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez
And it's Eastertime too
And your gravity fails
And negativity don't pull you through
Don't put on any airs
When you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue
They got some hungry women there
And they really make a mess outta you.

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zyfert
Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 2:33:51 PM
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I think that the Groovy Souvi people need to pay some serious carbon tax - smokin!
TheLoneRanger
Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:13:02 PM
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It is the first year I recall a fish n chip stand.

Operated by an Israeli guy whose family came from Latvia.

Fish n Chips n salad $14,discounted to $8 on Tuesday.

Went there most days.

Also the ohm cookies and buzz balls etc from the Ginger Nectar tent.

And the freshly squeezed lemon juice from the juice and corn tent.

And my perennial favourite bacon and advocado rolls from the caravan near Mojo.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
Dan...
Posted: Wednesday, May 04, 2011 3:34:35 PM
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cannot believe i forgot to drink a ginger necktar!!!!!! oh man i feel like a fool.

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colinsid
Posted: Thursday, May 05, 2011 8:24:15 AM
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My faves are:
Pizza Loca
Byron Bay Ice Cream
Yum Cha $12 plate, hot chilli sauce
Govinda's Thali plate (thought this would be ok for vegans) didn't have one this year
Corn on Cob

I am fed a large lunch from friends where I stay so don't usually need too much.


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