2 years ago / jnathanorris

Dumpster or Digest: Alligator on a stick

Alligators don’t belong on sticks. They should be lurking in the bayou while dodging cypress trees, living happy, batter-free lives. At Bele Chere, however, alligators are deep fried and shoved on sticks, ready for hungry festival-goers looking for a cheap Cajun delicacy.

Despite some initial trepidation, the first bite tasted like well-battered chicken. The meat was tender and light in color with enough grease to mask any specific flavors. Then came the grizzle. A squishy ball of fat was nestled next to the meat, completely covered in batter.

That grizzle sealed this alligator’s fate. After a few bland, chewy bites, it was doomed for the dumpster.

Verdict: Dumpster

2 years ago / billrhodesphoto
closing time BR1_1200 on Flickr.
2 years ago / allimarshall
Stephaniesid performed on the Haywood Stage on Sunday afternoon. Check previous posts for a video of the band playing “Unmistakably Love.” Front woman Stephanie Morgan said, from the stage, that the band has been together for 10 years now and, while local shows are rare for them, they always love to play Asheville because of the love they feel from the audience. SID returned the gesture, on a hot afternoon, by providing a team of “mer people” armed with super-soakers to cool off the crowd. (The band also had the best merch booth of the festival.)
Stephaniesid performed on the Haywood Stage on Sunday afternoon. Check previous posts for a video of the band playing “Unmistakably Love.” Front woman Stephanie Morgan said, from the stage, that the band has been together for 10 years now and, while local shows are rare for them, they always love to play Asheville because of the love they feel from the audience. SID returned the gesture, on a hot afternoon, by providing a team of “mer people” armed with super-soakers to cool off the crowd. (The band also had the best merch booth of the festival.)
Stephaniesid performed on the Haywood Stage on Sunday afternoon. Check previous posts for a video of the band playing “Unmistakably Love.” Front woman Stephanie Morgan said, from the stage, that the band has been together for 10 years now and, while local shows are rare for them, they always love to play Asheville because of the love they feel from the audience. SID returned the gesture, on a hot afternoon, by providing a team of “mer people” armed with super-soakers to cool off the crowd. (The band also had the best merch booth of the festival.)
Stephaniesid performed on the Haywood Stage on Sunday afternoon. Check previous posts for a video of the band playing “Unmistakably Love.” Front woman Stephanie Morgan said, from the stage, that the band has been together for 10 years now and, while local shows are rare for them, they always love to play Asheville because of the love they feel from the audience. SID returned the gesture, on a hot afternoon, by providing a team of “mer people” armed with super-soakers to cool off the crowd. (The band also had the best merch booth of the festival.)
Stephaniesid performed on the Haywood Stage on Sunday afternoon. Check previous posts for a video of the band playing “Unmistakably Love.” Front woman Stephanie Morgan said, from the stage, that the band has been together for 10 years now and, while local shows are rare for them, they always love to play Asheville because of the love they feel from the audience. SID returned the gesture, on a hot afternoon, by providing a team of “mer people” armed with super-soakers to cool off the crowd. (The band also had the best merch booth of the festival.)
2 years ago / allimarshall

Local indie-pop band stephaniesid performing “Unmistakably Love” on the Haywood Street stage, Sunday afternoon.

2 years ago / allimarshall

A Zumba demonstration on Lexington Ave., led by a dude in a kilt.

2 years ago / superfrankel

My favorite buskers at Bele Chere

2 years ago / belechere2012
The police just cleared everyone out of the upstairs of the Haywood Street parking deck. Frown.
The police just cleared everyone out of the upstairs of the Haywood Street parking deck. Frown.
2 years ago / belechere2012
Stephaniesid sound checking. When Steph tested her vocal mic, the crowd freaked out.

Stephaniesid sound checking. When Steph tested her vocal mic, the crowd freaked out.

2 years ago / superfrankel

Lucero at Bele Chere

2 years ago / allimarshall
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