Izzy's Concessions Complaint - Abusing the Privilege of Charging Higher Prices
We attended the Southwest Washington Fair on Wednesday, August 18. My son and daughter-in-law bought my ticket to see Weird Al Yankovic. The ticket to see Weird Al included the admission to the fair. We got hungry, and spotted Izzy's with a banner that included Turkey Legs. Now, I have a weakness for turkey legs, and usually get the Eddy's Smoked Turkey Legs at WalMart, which look like they came off about a 50-pound bird, and sell for $2 each. Izzy's legs looked like they might have come from a large chicken, and looked like they were properly prepared. Have you ever heard the adage that some things are not what they seem? Well, it seems Izzy's is adept at making a sow's ear out of a silk purse. The meat was tough and almost like turkey jerky, and was almost flavorless. I saw three or four other people throw away legs with a lot of meat on them, so I know it is not just me, and I was hungry, anyway. Izzy's charged $8 for this poor imitation of a smoked turkey drumstick. I expect food at fairs and other events of a similar nature to be more expensive, but Izzy's is abusing the privilege. I will continue to get my turkey legs at Wal-Mart, when they have them. Crystal commented that if we could get our supplies for what we did in Arizona, we could make a killing at the prices charged by the fair vendors, for our hot dog stand. Had I known how lousy the turkey legs were, right across the way was a stand that was selling New York Hot Pastrami sandwiches that looked to be very good. I never saw one of them discarded. If you go to a fair and see an Izzy's booth, give it a wide berth. Your stomach and your pocketbook will thank you.