What I Ate Wednesday #69: What I Ate at the Newport Folk Festival

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Seriously, I can’t believe it’s Wednesday already. I took Monday off so I’d be able to stay one more night in Newport and not rush getting back to NYC. Since I’m not taking a “real” vacation this year, I’ve been trying to savor the short trips I do take.

I really enjoyed the Folk Festival this year—lots of the acts were unfamiliar to me, so I’m really excited now to check out bands like First Aid Kit, Spirit Family Reunion, and Tuneayrds. I have to admit, though, that I loved seeing The Head and the Heart, and Iron & Wine, and though I was in the minority amongst my family members,  I didn’t hate Conor Oberst‘s set at all. While I wouldn’t base any romantic ideals upon the characters in his songs (even as a teenager I knew I was at least supposed to know better), who hasn’t wished they could whine into a microphone about being f***ing sad from time to time? I don’t know—maybe you just had to be young and angsty in the early 2000s?

Anyway, no time for whining this week. I started a new rotation yesterday and it’s been go-go-go since. Still, Wednesday came really fast this week—and so did What I Ate Wednesday. As always, thanks to Jenn for hosting the link party. To see more WIAW from other bloggers, visit Peas & Crayons.

This week’s WIAW installment has nothing to do with August’s “summer staples” theme, but perhaps next week.

Here’s what I ate on Saturday in Newport…

Breakfast: hotel breakfast

egg white omelet with feta, spinach, tomato and red onion

Lunch: Greek salad at the festival—this was too big even for me to polish off, but I enjoyed it a lot. 

Snacks: Finally got around to trying Ben & Jerry’s Greek frozen yogurt. I highly approve of the black raspberry dark chocolate chunk flavor. Hardly healthy, but tasty. Later, I had an apple.  
Dinner: Some kind of mixed green salad; blacked sea bass w/ swiss chard & lemon gnocchi; a glass of prosecco at the bar and then, later, a glass of red wine with dinner 

The next day was much more casual but just as delicious.

What was the best thing you ate recently? 

13 thoughts on “What I Ate Wednesday #69: What I Ate at the Newport Folk Festival

    MassachusEATS said:
    August 1, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I haven’t yet tried that flavor of Greek froyo but I like the PB Banana one, in case you were wondering about THAT one! 😉

      Jess responded:
      August 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm

      That sounds delicious!

    forgottenbeast said:
    August 1, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    I HAD to come check out your blog, since we’re next to each other on WIAW…and both featured a picture of our hands holding tasty treat, haha. And now I know it was just meant to be, because black raspberry is my favorite ice cream flavor ever–or at least for the summer, that is. My “ever” changes by season 🙂

      Jess responded:
      August 3, 2012 at 12:40 am

      That is hilarious! And yeah, I love black raspberry. I’d forgotten about it for a few years, but it really is one of those perfect flavors.

    Chelcie's Food Files said:
    August 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    hmm that omelet looks so delicious!

    Jen Lake said:
    August 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Uh yum! That ben and jerry’s greek froyo looks SO good! Also, a little jealous of you seeing Connor Oberst, the Head and the Heart AND Iron and Wine! Eek!

      Jess responded:
      August 3, 2012 at 12:42 am

      It was a fun weekend. There were so many great bands there!

    whatwouldjessicaeat said:
    August 2, 2012 at 12:47 am

    The greek salad looks awesome! Totally sounds like something I would have ordered!

    jessielovestorun said:
    August 2, 2012 at 6:53 am

    All of your meals look absolutely delicous… especially your breakfast. That hotel really knows how to make a good looking omelet 🙂

      Jess responded:
      August 3, 2012 at 12:41 am

      It really was lovely, and the perfect size, too, weird as that sounds—sometimes omelets are so huge, you’re, like, “Dude, this is not natural.”

        jessielovestorun said:
        August 3, 2012 at 4:49 am

        haha right!! Then you feel bad if you don’t eat it all too lol

    Thursday Thoughts | Keeping It Real Food said:
    July 25, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    […] Right, away. It’s Newport Folk Festival time again. There has been a serious shortage of live music in my life recently, so I’m looking […]

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