Yesterday, I attended WorldFest, Addison’s melting pot of music, dance, and food from well, the whole world. Now, in its fifth year, Worldest has proudly become the largest international festival in North Texas. Bulgaria, Turkey, Serbia, Poland, and Ghana were just a few of the cultures that attendees were able to taste and experience.
Holster’s BBQ of Hurst flexed its muscles with the tripleta, a three-meat monster sandwich that consists of turkey, pastrami, and roasted pork topped with veggies of your choice and Holster’s special sauce. Even though the tripleta does nothing to impress vegetarians, it’s swoon-worthy for carnivores and certainly lived up to its name as a triple threat.
Afterwards, I followed my nose to the very familiar smell of smoked Polish sausage. The Polish American Foundation of Texas promotes Polish culture and heritage, and it certainly lived up to its mission with the polish kielbasa and sauerkraut. The kielbasa was charred on the outside and juicy on the inside. Enough said.
For its food, music, and collectibles, the WorldFest is a cultural explosion and a great way to see the world in a weekend.
Tiffany Thomas is a 22-year-old from Shreveport. She graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in Natchitoches, LA. She enjoys writing, cooking, shopping, and eating.