Saturday, July 21, 2012

An Italian Festival

Just like most cities across the USA, our city held it’s annual Italian Festival this weekend. As the weather has become more bearable, Wilma and I decided that this afternoon would be a great time to go to the festival. (Arrow over the photo’s)

Merchants on both sides of the street.

No matter who is hosting the Festivals, be it Italian, Ireland, Poland, or Native American, you can always expect their finest foods. And this Festival lived up to that.

Picano's is a local Pizza Restaurant

Beer and Liqueurs from Italy

Randazzo's is not just a fruit market. They have all types of groceries.

We walked from one end of the Festival to the other, taking in all the sites and smells. As we were both hungry, it was tempting to stop at each vendor and purchase their special dishes.

Bar B Q Turkey Legs

From Turkey legs, Ribs, Pizza, or dishes I didn’t recognize, we had a large assortment to choose from.

Smokin' BarBQ cooks

But it was the smoke from these ribs that won us over. Another local restaurant, Smokin' BarBQ  was our choice. It might not be an “Italian” dish, but we love our BarBQ ribs!

Our dinner

They were “fall off the bone” delicious! The corn being grilled was not my favorite, but it added to our dinner.

Heading out we passed IL Fornaio Bakery.

Had a Spingi from this vendor

After watching how a “Spingi” is prepared, curiosity got the best of me and I just had to try one.

A "just deep fried" Spingi (dough ball with sugar and cinnamon)

Of course Wilma had to give it a try also and take a small bite out of it. Delicious covered in sugar and cinnamon. They had many other items tempting your sweet tooth, but we prevailed and had to walk away.Crying face

Just looking at all this makes me gain weight

Wilma and I really enjoyed our time at the Italian Festival today, and look forward to many other Festivals hosted by our city.

Until next time, be safe and God Bless.


  1. I actually stopped by there last night. It was a great experience, with fabulous food and a wonderful atmosphere! I hope Mt. Clemens hosts more festivals like this. :)

  2. That looks like fun. We have a Scandinavian Festival closeby that's coming up in August and we always enjoy attending that. They have these fabulous meat pies....yum!