Annual CNE Visit – August 24, 2013

Couple weeks ago, we went to the CNE for our annual visit!! It was a great day filled with lots of walking around and food with my hubby 🙂

We started out with a foot long corn dog each and large fresh squeezed lemonade to share. This is an annual tradition, which we always look forward to!! Ya can’t really screw either up, so it’s always yummy to have for lunch 🙂

Later on, we made our way over to the food trucks, as they were there for the weekend. We first got a Canadian Maple Bacon cupcake, to share, from Sweetness Bakery. We had tried their red velvet, last year, and liked it.  Gotta say…we were disappointed with this one though 😦 The cupcake tasted like pancake batter, with barely there maple infused buttercream icing and a couple of tiny pieces of bacon. Needless to say we won’t get that one again…

We then checked out the Per Se truck. We ordered the shrimp tacos with pico de gallo. It was all right. The shrimp was fresh and grilled nicely, and it went nicely with the greens and pico de gallo. The chips that came with it, looked to be handmade and fried, with a small dollop of garlic aioli for dipping. We didn’t much care for the aioli, but the chips were yummy too 🙂

Last, we checked out the Frankie Fettuccine truck. We ordered Arancini, which was a mozzarella and tomato, stuffed deep fried rice ball. We each had one, and had mixed reviews. I thought it was bland, whereas my hubby thought they were ok. I’ll definitely try it again, somewhere else, in the hopes it’ll taste a lot better!!

For dinner, we went into the Food Building, where we always end up for dinner 🙂 As part of our tradition, we each had $0.99 Primo spaghetti with tomato sauce. It’s nothing special, but it’s good, and that’s all we care about!! We then went our own way, as I just wanted a baked potato with the works, and my hubby wanted bao with a side of sautéed vegetables. My potato was just plain GOOD!! But you can’t really go wrong with a loaded baked potato. My hubby’s bourbon chicken bao, in my opinion, was meh. It just didn’t do it for me, though I thoroughly enjoyed the rice bun, that enveloped the chicken. We ended our evening with our traditional waffle ice cream sandwich…omnomnom!! Unfortunately we devoured them before taking a photo, so the one you see above, is provided by an anonymous person from the web. Thank you, whoever you are!! 🙂

All in all, our CNE experience was yet again, a great experience. There had been some food building issues, but we mostly stuck to what we knew, and didn’t get sick…just happily stuffed!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

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