Charleston loves a festival. I've written about all the ones I've been to earlier this summer. Multifest was held this weekend and celebrates the multicultural diversity of the state.
It has a storied history, as apparently the treasurer pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 festival funds between 2005 and 2010. The treasurer's husband was the founder of the festival and board president. The treasurer was sentenced to 21 months in prison, and the president resigned.
There was some uncertainty as to whether or not the festival would go on. Luckily, it did.
Then, just before the festival, there was a party that marketed itself as a "pre-party" to Multifest where a person was shot.
Despite this, I wanted to go see what it was about. It was held on the north side of the Capitol grounds - most of the others have been on the river side.
A few little booths were set up selling jewelry, clothes, wigs or other knick-knacks. We came upon this stand that had a bunch of drums that I just thought were super awesome. I waited around to see who was manning that area before a guy came over to me. He said "I like the way your hair smells." I awkwardly said thank you. He said "Did you just get out of the shower?" I laughed awkwardly, asked how much the drum was, handed him $10 and left to find food.
There were many typical food vendors - like Kona Ice and other general festival food places.
I saw only a handful of local places, and Dem2 Brothers and a Grill stuck out to me because I know I've seen them other places. Their menu says they are located at 5 Corners - 426 Virginia Street West. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They deliver $20 or more plus a $5 delivery fee. (304)-550-4431
Their menu consisted of hot beef bologna, pulled pork and Italian sausage sandwiches. Ribs and chicken baskets. You can choose hot sauce or mild.
I ordered a pulled pork sandwich for $6. It was quite smokey - but in a good way. After just a minute or so, I had a plump sandwich in a styrofoam to-go container. When I got home, I opened it up to see what awaited me.
Between two pillowy, yellow buns was a plump heaping of smokey pulled pork topped with creamy cole slaw.
It was tender, smokey tangy sweet and the slaw was the perfect cool complement atop the steamy pork.
I've had a lot of good pulled pork at these festivals this summer, but this, I think, topped the list. It just seems as though it was thought out. It wasn't just good pulled pork and good slaw - it was good pork and good slaw that were great together.
Next time I'm at a festival, I will not hesitate to make a stop here.