The Pursuit of a good time this coming weekend is definitely not a low-cal activity. Event calendars throughout Montgomery County are beginning to bubble, so cooking up a festive Friday, satisfying Saturday or a sumptuous Sunday is easier than the prep required for a serving of Minute Rice.
Michael Symon, one of the co-hosts of ABC's The Chew, is appearing at the Williams-Sonoma store in the King of Prussia Mall tomorrow, September 6, 2013, starting at 1 p.m. The larger-than-life chef will conduct a meet and greet and sign copies of his newest book Michael Symon's 5 in 5, a collection of meals designed to be quick but quality. The Pursuit scooped up some of Michael's time for a quick-service interview in our Tuesday edition.
Plenty of food will be on hand at the celebration of Upper Merion Township's 300th birthday, taking place September 6-7 at Heuser Park, King of Prussia. Take a spin on the carnival rides, watch the Tricentennial Parade, enjoy a steady stream of music and of course, whet your appetite for the culinary craziness of funnel cake, fried Oreos and exotically flavored lemonades.
September 6-7 is the last weekend to catch the 48th Annual Polish-American Family Festival and Country Fair at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. The celebration is jam-packed with family friendly things to do, from rides to stage shows to historical reenactments of Polish militarists from as far back as the 16th century. Take a chance on the new-truck raffle (2013 GMC Sierra 1500) or tap your toes to the Tamburitzans, a unique ensemble of talented young folk artists dedicated to the music, songs, and dances of Eastern Europe. But the big draw is the lip-smacking traditional Polish food.
Well, shucks, it's the Old Goshenhoppen Reformed Church's annual Oyster Picnic, a Montgomery County tradition for the past 136 years! The spread on September 7 is a menu of mighty mollusks: fried oysters, oyster stew and raw oysters on the half shell that are opened fresh for each customer. All together over 7,000 oysters are served. Hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, funnel cakes, ice cream and other items are available for landlubbers. There will also be smoked salmon sandwiches made with fillets that a church member smokes over an apple-wood fire.
The tradition of a bride and groom feeding each other a slice of wedding cake symbolizes their commitment to care for each other for the duration of the union. Of course, it's always more of a success when the wedding cake is of top quality. Auditioning wedding cake bakeries - as well as other vendors related to nuptial celebrations - is a one-stop-shopping event at the Sunnybrook Bridal Expo on Sunday, September 8. Over 30 consultants will be onsite, representing wedding necessities that include photography, flowers, hotels, apparel and decorations.
Fire up your imagination and serve your family a good time in Montgomery County this weekend. Make it a true getaway and spend the night in one of the area hotels (details on our website). We're convinced you'll not find the idea half-baked.