About Traveling Foodie a.k.a DrFoodie

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I am a clinical veterinarian in New England.  I absolutely love to travel and experience new cultures, mainly through cuisine. My reviews cover a multitude of different food & cocktail related events from food trucks to philanthropic food-related events and festivals. I like to think of myself as: Veterinarian by day Foodie by night! This blog was launched October 2011. I'm a huge advocate of the nose-to-tail movement and an avid enthusiast of prohibition era and craft cocktails! Sit back and enjoy...I hope this blog encourages you to try something new like book a ticket, pack a bag, and eat to your heart's desire in a new place! How I'd describe myself in a few words/phrases: Food+Travel Blogger, Freelance Food Writer (Past regular contributor on The Bay State Banner newspaper's blog Turn It Up Boston dot com), Jersey Girl (born and raised), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc Woman, Veterinarian, Surgery Lover,Travel Addict, Devoted Gourmand, Proud 2 time Tuskegee University Graduate, Social Butterfly, Girly Dress Hoarder, Stiletto Addict, Classic Cocktail Enthusiast "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO HOO ― Bill McKenna

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Swinetastic BBQ Festival, Frederick, MD

The highlight for me...smoked turkey leg!

A few of weeks ago (on Flag Day), I attended the Swinetastic BBQ Festival at the fairgrounds in Frederick, MD.  

Aside from being underwhelmed with the shabby VIP tent, I did sample a couple of good eats (BBQ ribs and smoked turkey legs) from Big Fat Daddy's BBQ and Lovey's Homemade Ice Cream.  


Lovey's Bacon Maple Ice Cream:

Bacon Maple Ice Cream:  Creamy with smoky bacon flavor with swirls of sweet maple syrup.
There were also a few interesting names of BBQ competition winners from the region and great root beer by Wild Bill Old Fashioned Soda Pop Co....

Unfortunately, I always go wrong with crab dip dishes.  These crab dip fries from Charley's were the worst.  Overcompensating for flavorless crab dip, the extra Old Bay just made it a salty mess!

One interesting vendor was Thousand Oaks Barrel, Co. offering barrels for home aging.

Funny Signage: