cfc Posted May 11, 2009 Author Share Posted May 11, 2009 May 10, 2009--Bud and BBQ First off, Happy Belated Mother's Day to all you mothers out there. Did you remember to call your mother? If so, what exactly did you call her? Mother's Day aside, last weekend was the first of two Bud and BBQ festivals at Euroburg. Being as we have no idea how long BGW will be a Busch park, this may be the last one. Who can say? So, I decided I should check out the BBQ action, if not the .38 Special concert (next weekend is the Oak Ridge Boys). I hit the park around 3:00, and they were using the auxillary parking lots, which is usually a bad sign. But despite all the cars, the only ride with a fairly long line was the Big Bad Wolf--I guess a lot of people were there for the food and the show. Think of Bud and BBQ as Busch's micro mini-version of the Epcot Wine and Food Festival. Everything (that is, three BBQ tents) is in Germany, and the concert is over where Drachen Fire used to be. It works like this: you can buy a "sampler" or a "platter" (includes beans, cornbread, and coleslaw) at each tent (one for sandwiches, ribs, or wings), or for $30 you can can sample something from each tent. (You're only allowed one entree and side dish per tent. It inlcudes three nonalcoholic beverages, too.) For $40, you can watch the concert from a "sky box" and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet of ribs, sandwiches, wings, and various desserts and sides (beer costs extra). I decided to just try out the wings, because I've never had wings at Busch and they only offer them during this festival, I think. Here's a quick look at Bud and BBQ. (You can get your BBQ fix next weekend, too--Oak Ridge Boys optional.) One last look at Griffon from the England parking lot--thanks for reading. Yes, we still have some of our official Anheuser Busch benches. What? A two-train wait for Nessie's front seat? Works for me. Whee! I hit Griffon's single-rider line on the way out, but the regular line was only 15 minutes. I grabbed some Vanilla Bean Mousse at the Festhouse Kaffee for dessert--it was pretty good. And here they are. The verdict: the Hot 'n' Spicy sauce was pretty good, as was the Roasted Garlic and Honey. The Mild was "meh." The beans and cornbread were surprisingly good, and a Bud Lime went pretty well with the meal. No threat to Buffalo Wild Wings, but decent. Cost with a season pass discount: $14.01. I went for the sampler platter. But I was interested in wings. . . . and the rib prices. Here's the rib tent . . . OK, here's Heather. They were actually pretty good (a southern-rock cover band). OK, I'm willing to bet that not one of you guys is named "Heather." Here's what the sandwiches and drinks will set you back. Bring on the grub! This is the sandwich tent. OK, I'm not here for .38 Special. As is this--Happy Index Updating! This is for you, Larry. "Torture, torture, it pleasures me!" . . . the single-rider line was open again! (They haven't used this line for two years.) Despite the good-sized crowd, Apollo's Chariot had no line at all--plus . . . Yay! It's Daisy Day at BGW! I have no idea what this means--maybe free beer if your name is "Daisy"? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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