What with being thousands of miles away and all, I had no idea that Brooklyn was experiencing a foodie clusterf…let’s say “clusterfair” called the Great GoogaMooga Festival last weekend. (Is it just me, or does saying that name actually suppress appetite?) Anthony Bourdain described the first day as a “goat rodeo,” and the Very Important People who spent $250 on an all-inclusive pass called ExtraMooga (god knows why they did that) will be given full refunds–apparently, they were basically starved. General Admission proles were treated to 200-deep lines and hotel minibar-like prices for small bites of this n’ that. ($9 pupusas, for instance.)
In all the mayhem, a bit of hilarity. This faux restaurant menu was distributed, reportedly by members of the Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group, to the foodie horde. Faint with hunger and thirst, some poor souls surely found themselves mapping FUDS on their iPhones and saying to their starving companions, “Boinkies-in-a-hat actually sounds really good right now.”
The sixth-annual Oregon Truffle Festival celebrates everyone’s favorite fungus, which flourishes right here in the U.S. of A. From the festival website: “Created to celebrate the magnificent Oregon truffles as they reach the peak of ripeness in their native soil, it is the first festival of its kind in North America, dedicated to sharing the experience of the chefs, foragers and fans of Oregon’s wild truffles, from their hidden source in the forest to their glory on the table.” The festival includes a truffle dog training seminar, cooking classes, and the Grand Truffle Dinner.
When: January 28–30, 2011
Where: In and around Eugene, OR
For tickets and as schedule, visit oregontrufflefestival.com.