Tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.. there is an Irish Food Adventure brewing on the streets of Dayton. It is the wildly popular Dayton Celtic Festival. Who better to tell you lasses and lads about it than The Food Adventure Crew?
Listen up as we give a tip of our cap to the festival for the good old Emerald Isle!
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— It is a street party celebrating Irish Heritage at RIVERSCAPE METRO PARK with dancing, music, beer and FOOD ! Admission is FREE
—FESTIVAL GOES FROM FRIDAY – SUNDAY !
- Friday – 6:30pm – 10:30pm
- Saturday – Noon – 10:30pm
- Sunday – Noon – 5:30pm
— Want directions??? CLICK HERE !
What to eat?? This isn’t our first blarney stone, so take our advice or we will hit you in the head with a Shillelagh.
So by “faith and begorrah,” here are our patented “must eats” !!
— REUBEN SANDWICH FROM CLADDAGH’s BOOTH: We love a good Reuben, and we have found a delicious one here! Served freshly grilled and hot, this is a big sandwich, that will fill you up.
— CHEEKY MEAT PIES: Whether you order the Distinguished Darby version, or another type, these pies are fantastic and perfect for “on the go eating.” Watch out! They are hot inside! Australian pies at an Irish Festival?? You betcha !
— IRISH BEER: There are the three types we recommentd – the lighter beer (HARP LAGER), the red beer (SMITHWICK’S), and the dark beer (GUINNESS). Or make Ireland proud. and go through all the colors of the rainbow, they say there is a pot of gold at the end….
— FISH AND CHIPS: High demand on these might mean a line, but it ensures you get a piping hot, fresh out of the fryer, batch of fish and chips. Whether you do tartar or vinegar, you will be glad you did some pub style sea fare.
— GRILLED SALMON SANDWICH from BROCK MASTERSONS: Looking for a lighter treat? Try one of these babies with or without a bun. The secret is the dill sauce topping, so ask for extra. Honorable mention goes to their crab cakes, which almost made the list. This is a Food Adventure all time fave.
An important tip.. there is a dish called haggis at the festival, which traditionally is chopped up liver served inside pig intestines… we tried it last year. Once was enough for us. For some of you purists with adventurous pallets, go for it.
Hopefully we pointed you in the right direction for a weekend Food Adventure.
There is one more wee bit of advice we have about the festival, and that is make sure you stop in and listen to the music under the big white Riverscape tents. It makes the food and beer taste better too. Musical acts are flown in from Ireland for this event, so take advantage of it.
See you at the festival, please say “hi” to The Food Adventure Crew, and we will try to wave or shake hands while carrying beer and festival food.
Check out our gallery below for some killer food pics from Celtic Fests of yesteryear!
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