An Ode to the Festival of Nations
|Cevapi -- and so much more -- is waiting for you at the Festival of Nations.|
By this point, I knew that St. Louis had a large Bosnian community, but I had yet to try one of the Bosnian restaurants. Curious, but with no knowledge of the cuisine, I stopped at one of the Bosnian booths.
(This booth might have been run by the restaurant Grbic -- again, though, my memories are fuzzy.)
I didn't know what to order, but everyone else was getting ćevapi -- plump little sausages on a massive bread roll -- so I did, too. It was a revelation. Not just the ćevapi itself, which would be one of my 100 Favorite St. Louis dishes, but the knowledge that St. Louis could be full of stuff like this, dishes that I'd never heard of, let alone tried.
If you've never tried the Festival of Nations, you should. Stop by for lunch before LouFest -- or make a day (or two) of it. I know life in St. Louis would be a lot less fulfilling if I'd never gone.