Stellar Street Fare at Mountain View’s Moveable Feast
With more than twenty fabulous food vendors, the Mountain View Art & Wine Festival is a world-class culinary extravaganza. This year’s festival, September 9-10, will transform Castro Street into a moveable feast of delectably delicious delights.
Ear-Good Corn Roast promises the sweetest late-summer corn on the cob, as well as hefty baked potatoes with every topping imaginable.
Lemoine Crêperie, another much-loved festival mainstay, makes French crêpes to order, from the traditional dessert combinations of sugar with butter or banana with Nutella, to savory ham with spinach or simply Swiss cheese.
Festival favorites Stick ‘N Grilled will be serving their specialty — succulent Thai barbecued chicken and pork on a stick—as well as teriyaki chicken rice bowls, chicken over noodles and veggies in a rice bowl.
Sausages are also offered at Pedemonte & Company, from spicy hot links to sweet chicken-apple, as well as all-beef organic hot dogs and deluxe garlic fries.
Poultry aficionados get their choice of chicken breast sandwich at Earthly Delights, where they come barbecued, flavored with Italian herbs and garlic, or combined with apple and brie and a drizzle of blue cheese buffalo sauce. Their battered, deep-fried chicken strips are a delight unto themselves.
More flavorful fowl comes from the folks at Aroma Concessions, where the smoked turkey legs are big enough for two. And their fried calamari, will satisfy anybody’s seafood cravings. You can’t go wrong downing some of their tasty artichokes and zucchini.
The festival also showcases a variety of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods. Original Grill marinates the meat for its chicken kabobs in a secret teriyaki sauce and serves a more traditional gyro in a pita with plenty of sliced tomatoes and refreshing yogurt-cucumber-garlic tzatzki sauce.
B Food International also does gyros, as well as cheesesteaks and a variety of sausages.
Perk up your ears, and you’ll hear members of the Mountain View High School Choir singing along with guitar and ukulele at their Hawaiian-themed booth, where they’ll sell 20 flavors of authentic shaved ice and the pineapple-y Dole Whip frozen drink made famous at Disneyland.
Locals will also be on hand at the longstanding Kiwanis Club booth, grilling up Polish and chicken-Portobello sausages from old-favorite Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus of neighboring Los Altos.
Gourmet Faire is a must-stop spot for their amazing, homemade corn dogs. Plus their fries are elevated to gourmet treats, tossed with either crabmeat or freshly chopped garlic.
Hot & Sizzling Grill stuffs its pita with grilled chicken, lamb or falafel, crispy lettuce, juicy tomatoes and tzatziki. Their stick-to-your-ribs fried chicken tender plate comes with fried mozzarella sticks, French fries and jalapeños.
Both Sandy’s Pop Shop and Old Tyme Kettle Korn have mastered the art, and the Old Tyme folks also offer peanuts roasted in the shell.
The perfect complement to all that sublime saltiness is Barrett’s Lemonade’s fresh-squeezed lemonade and blended strawberry lemonade.
Perfect for the warm days of mid-September, the refreshing offerings at Frozen Fantasies include frozen chocolate-dipped fruit kabobs, ice cream bars and whole fruit smoothies.
Frutopia will have its own version of fresh fruit dipped in chocolate, as well as a delightfully desserty crêpes.
Baskin Robbins is another option for sweet salvation with options such as mint chocolate chip, jamoca almond fudge, rainbow sherbet and Oreo cookies & cream.