Gilroy Garlic festival
  Gilroy Garlic festival 
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My friend Peter and I went to the Gilroy Garlic festival this weekend. I’ve always wanted to go check it out and try as many foods as possible.

I’d have to say it was slightly disappointing. I thought that there would be more garlicky things, but it was really just some of the same typical festival food booths, just with a little garlic added, such as the cajun place with Garlic Jambalaya, or the Thai BBQ on a stick with a little bit of Garlic!

Here is a run down of foods that I tried.

The first thing that we hit was the stuffed mushrooms. This actually turned out to be the best thing that I had the whole time there. It was stuffed with garlic, cheese, and little bit of parley. The mushroom was just barely cooked so it was still a little crisp and not spongy, and it had a good intense garlic flavor.
We then popped over for some fried artichoke hears with garlic and stuffed artichoke. The fried ones weren’t too garlicy and didn’t really have a lot of flavor. The stuffed had bits of shrimp but had way too much mayonnaise.
Next was the garlic cajun shrimp, while Pete had the blackened shrimp. The shrimp was overly breaded and again not enough garlic flavor. The blackened shrimp was actually tasty but not a garlic dish.
The next food that was okay was the garlic chicken wings. Unfortunately it was overpowered by the vinegar so the garlic, although there, really couldn’t come through.
By now we were getting full and it was getting hot so I just sampled a few pickled garlic and garlic salsa items then had the garlic ice cream. The ice cream was actually really good with a hint of garlic flavor but pretty creamy.

All in all I probably wouldn’t go back.

On a side note, we all tried to go to get All you can eat Korean BBQ in Sunnyvale but unfortunately we go there at 9 and it closed at 10 and there was a 40 minute wait. We ended up going to some other place down the street that wasn’t very good. Now I’m really craving good BBQ!

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