The Food of Bunbury
by Lauren Becker and Julie Hammond
One of the most important aspects of a music festival...apart from the acts playing...is the food. If you're going to spend a whole day at a festival (and for Bunbury, that's three whole days in a row) then you're going to need some good food to keep your energy up! Of course, there is plenty of beer for those that want it...but if you're like me, you want other forms of hydration. I purchased a bottle of water for 3 bucks, which is honestly not bad for a festival. Plus, I got to keep the lid so it didn't heat up as fast.
Most delicious though was the smoothie I got from Maui Wowi (photo above). I remember it being good last year and this was year was no different. So so refreshing and just the right size! I got a regular size for 6 bucks, but a small was $4 and if you bought your largest smoothie in a plastic tiki cup, you paid $8. I ended up choosing the Mango Orange which was so tasty. You could choose between that, Strawberry Banana, and Black Raspberry.
Along with my smoothie, I visited the lemonade/pretzel stand and got myself a pretzel with salt. You can ask for it without too, so that's nice. The lemonade and pretzels were together but they had two lines depending on what you wanted...though I did notice one girl getting a lemonade also ordered a pretzel and they didn't comment, so that's cool. Obviously, the pretzel is nothing fancy but it was tasty and better than others I've gotten at sports games, etc.
And finally, I got some Dojo Gelato, which was very good. Julie talks about it below, so I'll give the "floor" to her now-
Julie Hammond's Food Thoughts
Dojo Gelato is a recent Cincinnati favorite. While the handmade classic has only been around since 2009 it’s easily one of the best gelato shops in the city. If you want to experience amazing gelato, you must try the sea salt caramel. However, since Dojo makes coffee flavored drinks and ice cream specials, I highly recommend the Affogato (Two scoops of gelato drowned in espresso).
|Photo by Julie Hammond|
If you're a bacon lover you will be delighted by the Urban Grill Food Truck (photo above). Three slices of bacon are served with maple syrupy goodness on a stick. While it's quite messy, there's no denying that it's one tasty treat. To complete your breakfast cravings roll on by Taste of Belgium- waffles that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
|Photo by Julie Hammond|
If you're looking to spice up your Bunbury experience then you must check out Arloi Dee Thai Bistro. The bistro has everything meatballs to Thai noodles and wontons-you will not be disappointed but be prepared for zingy flavor.