April is here and that means two things: Spurs playoff basketball and Fiesta! After last years Barbacoa and Big Red medal was such a hit, I knew that I was going to have to bring it for the 2016 SA Flavor Fiesta Medal. And I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
Keeping in step with the Lotería theme that I love, this year’s medal features the Chicken on a Stick, one of the favorite foods of Fiesta. For the uninitiated, the Chicken on a Stick is a fried chicken breast topped with a pickled jalapeño pepper. The juice drips down over the fried crust and makes for the perfect fair food item that is puro Fiesta!
I’ve had my share of Chicken on a Stick triumphs and tribulations. I’ve experienced waiting in line for 45 minutes at NIOSA—yes you have to wait that long to get a Chicken on a Stick—to buy this treat for me and my wife only to have the item sell out literally two people ahead of me! So I know the frustrations of all those who’ve waited to no avail. But last year, I was able to score a Chicken on a Stick as I took my daughter to NIOSA for the first time—she loved taking a bite as we were polkaing in the air conditioned German Hall.
So to me, you don’t get much more Fiesta than a Chicken on a Stick. And I’m proud to bring this amazing medal to all the people in San Antonio! It’s available in the SA Flavor Online Store along with a limited edition Chicken on a Stick shirt. I hope to see some of y’all wearing them out and about at Fiesta this year.
Thanks so much for the support San Antonio!