A Taste of Marietta 

As we had the parents over from the UK, we wanted to fit in some local cultural activities. Fortunately the annual event, A Taste of Marietta was taking place on that weekend, and I thought this would be great for them to experience some American style foods and music.

Tents lined the square, offering all sorts of delicious delicacies for you to try ranging from $1-$5. Different restaurants and eating establishments from the loacal area provided the food, from Taqueria Tsunami to The Freakin’ Inca, there were cuisines from all over the world, so we weren’t short on choice!
We made our way around the circuit first to check out what was on offer and also what was gluten free (we’ve been gf for just over four years now). This proved a little tricky as there were no signis to say what was allergy free, but after a little investigation we settled on a lovely dish called the cowboy stack from the Andretti Grill and it was beautiful! Pulled pork, spring onions on a sweet potato waffle. It was superb, I could have eaten many more! 
Being British, we just had to stop at the British Cornershop for supplies! The lady who runs the shop has been here for nearly 20 years! She was originally from Caernarfon, but she hasn’t been back for a long long time and had no intentions of it either. It was lovely to hear her accent, although, it was jumbled with a lot of American twang in between! So I stocked up on Ribena and thought long and hard about the Dairy Milk, but didn’t give in! 
Back on the square, we tried out some of the ice creams on offer, and Brusters Real Ice cream came up trumps. Their mint chocolate chip was simple, yet divine, and all of us were suitably full after with smiles on our faces afterwards. We are normally dairy free as well, so it was such a treat to have some proper ice cream. It reminded me of the Hampshire ice cream back in England. 

The parents loved the fact that there was music on all the time, and took a particular shine to the band, Men in Blues. They played an eccentric mix of songs from the 50s, 60s and beyond. People were toe tapping, head nodding, and dancing during the entertainment in the heat of the day. 
We had such a blast (as did the parents)! If you ever find yourself in Marietta at that time of year do go! It was a really well organised event, and it gave us a great education in what the local eateries have on offer.

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