The 104th Feast of the Blessed Sacrament opens tonight at the feast grounds in New Bedford. What are your favorite foods you can only get at the feast?

There is nothing quite like the food at the biggest Portuguese feast in the world. I have been living here in New Bedford for nearly 25 years, but I have yet to find a restaurant that can serve up Portuguese food quite the way the feast does.

Trust me, that is certainly no knock on our restaurants. The SouthCoast has some of the best restaurants in America. But that's the exact reason why it baffles me that no restaurant has been able to duplicate the level of deliciousness when it comes to feast carne espto or bifana, for example. You would think that SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE would be able to pull it off.

We did have calls this morning with some great suggestions to get feast-level malasadas (like My Place on Nash Road in New Bedford). However, I feel like that is a little easier to find.

I think one woman had a very insightful explanation for why the food tastes so much better at the feast.

It stands to reason that any food served at the feast would taste better when you're on the feast grounds, Madeira wine flowing, surrounded by dear friends and family. I think she might have hit the nail on the head. It's the total experience that makes the feast so amazing.

Have a great time this weekend! Be safe!