I don’t know about you, but I really love traditional fair food: roasted corn, scones, turkey legs and funnel cakes. Just thinking of these things makes my mouth water, and I immediately want to pack the car and head to the nearest fair.
But what if I told you that perhaps the most popular dish at the Sherwood Forest Faire, named one of the country’s best Renaissance fairs and located just 35 miles east of Austin on Hwy 290, was not any of these traditional favorites…but – instead – an Ogre’s Toe.
Would you dare eat an Ogre’s Toe?
What if I told you that for 3 weeks, by far, it was the most widely talked about food item that I heard of while walking around the 25 acres of the Sherwood Forest Faire? Would you give it a try then?
Never in a million years would I have thought of an Ogre’s Toe as fair food, let alone something that I’d consider putting in my mouth. But read on my friend…if you want to try some of the best Renaissance fair fare ever invented, you need to head on out to Sherwood and make a stop at BrouHaHa.
The first thing you’ll notice when you take a look at the BrouHaHa menu is the uniqueness of it. Everything on there is one of a kind and can’t be purchased anywhere else in the world. Why? Because every dish on the menu was invented by proprietors Michael and Holly Smith.
BrouHaHa’s menu features a wide assortment of mouth-watering creations. From the Ogre’s Toe and the Sorcerer’s Surprise to the Beastie with Buns and the Heavenly Hubub Pie, each is unique and amazing.
People are passionate about this place. One lady next to me in line ordered multiple of everything off the top half of the menu, and said that she came back out to the Sherwood Forest Faire just to visit BrouHaHa.
Everything at BrouHaHa is made from scratch, made to order and simply to die for. I know, because I dared to try the Ogre’s Toe. What is in it, you ask? Well, remember how I said simply to die for?…
Bring your medics with you, honey, because the Ogre’s Toe is bacon wrapped in sausage wrapped in bacon…then deep fried. Not only that, but it is the most satisfying guilty pleasure around. Sure, it’s cardiac arrest in a ball. But ya gotta go sometime, right? And if you die eating an Ogre Toe, chances are you’ll die smiling.
On our most recent trip out to the Sherwood Forest Faire, Austinot Brittany had the Heavenly Hubbub Pie. BrouHaHa’s dessert item is similar to Key Lime pie in a cup, layered with homemade graham cracker crumbs, except that the cream cheese base is pink lemonade flavored rather than lime.
Brittany was so eager to try the Heavenly Hubbub Pie that there wasn’t time to let the “pie” part chill and harden. Even though it was a bit slushy, Brittany has said for the record, “It’s amazing!”
Bottom line. If you love fair food and want to try something that will have you coming back for more, stop by BrouHaHa…and tell them the Austinot sent you.
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Mike, it was great meeting you and Holly and the crew at BrouHaHa! I’m just curious as when you are going to start up a little restaurant full time!
I am not sure but I do not think that ogres toes are deep fried unless they changed them since i was there for all three opening weekends.
Jeff, you are correct. They are not deep fried, but you sure do know that they are good.
Whoa!!! I thought they were! So tell us the secret Michael!
I tip my hat to you Jeff.. I thought they were.. thanks for the correction!
To answer the above question “What is your favorite Ren Fair Fare?” I don’t really have one particular item, I general don’t play favorites anyway, but I would say a scotched egg from BrouHaHa a Gyro from ‘The Greek Agora” down the block from it, and basically anything from “The jerusalem Cafe” are my preffered fare at Fair. CHEERS ALL AND HAROO!!! – Shillelagh John
John, I also ate a Gyro from The Greek Agora, I do have to say it was very good. Thanks for stopping by the Austinot, hope you become a regular visitor! – Eric
The Texas Ren-Fest just outside of Magnolia Texas opens in the fall for a month leading up to Turkeyday. The owners typically make upgrades every year – the jousting shows are really fun to watch.