I promised you I would share a photo of me dressed up as a pirate again! Here I am with Captain Morgan and one of his PR ladies at the Tall Ships Festival in Halifax over the weekend.
So why did I get lunch at Burrito Jax before going to the festival? I was on a very strict financial budget and did not know how expensive the food was going to be at the festival. Also, I had never been there before!
One thing you have to know before ordering at Burrito Jax is you have a lot of options. Study the board before ordering.
And then study this board.
Then study the veggies.
Actually, they patiently walked us through the process. All those different meats, salsas, sauces… I loved it. Lots of choice. And the results?!
So delicious and dear god, filling! I got a small (yes, that is small) pulled BBQ pork with rice, black beans, guacamole, the mole sauce (divine) and burrito sauce (so limey, yum). Holy cow were we all ever full! But with a bottle of water I only spent around $10.
The turnout was excellent but I do wish they have more covered areas for people because it was crazy hot. I wore sunscreen and still got burned while watching Chuck Hughes do his demo.
The food was all local anyway and this way we avoided the lines.
Except the lineup for the gelato. That was totally worth it!
I got the mocha gelato which is foodie air conditioning. I also found out that I can eat ice cream and take photos at the same time. Who knew?!
I wish I had an extra hand to get some of the homemade lemonade, oh, one of my favourite things! But I also had to remember my budget.
They had the most unbelievable, I guess you would call it a blow up park, for kids. Giant canons, whales, octopus… you name it. Very cool.
There were people in costume all over the place.
The oddest thing were the people in head-to-toe tights who freaked me out. Man they must have been hot!
There was a big concert on George’s Island and you could see people ferrying over. The island is rarely open to the public. I just wanted to go to the island and check it out but those crowds? No thanks!
The tall ships were of course, amazing. We have the Gazela here.
This cute ship with a frog figurehead, The Larinda (thanks doglove!).
And The Bounty of course who won my heart.
This marching band was amazing! I loved the music they played.
I was doing OK with the crowds until we got to this bottleneck. I have been having severe back pain and shuffling forward elbow-to-elbow with all these people to go see the ship the Eagle in the background was just too much. We took off.
It is so funny. A week ago we were down at the boardwalk on a stunning day and there was no one there. This weekend there were three festivals at once and it was totally packed with people.
I only got to go on the Saturday for a few hours but it was a fantastic day, despite the weird red zebra stripes all over my arms and shoulders. The sun was crazy strong, the food was fantastic and the pirate spirit was strong.
A pretty awesome foodie weekend.