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Brits Big Lunch celebrates coronation with Scotch eggs, custard tarts
God save the queen ... and Scotch eggs and custard tarts!
Queen Lizzy’s the restaurant closed in December, but Scotch eggs and sausage rolls will once again be available when Queen Lizzy’s the catering service makes its public debut this weekend at Brits Big Lunch.
The event — celebrating the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation — takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the back patio of Brits, 929 Massachusetts St. In addition to the Scotch eggs and sausage rolls, Queen Lizzy’s will be selling Cornish pasties, chicken tikka, coronation chicken salad and cucumber sandwiches and strawberries and cream.
Another food component of the Big Lunch is a custard tart contest. Novice and expert cooks alike are invited to enter any size or variation of this classic British dessert. The entry fee is $10, which will be donated to Just Food, the Douglas County food bank. Entry forms are online at britsshop.com.
Other Anglophile-fun planned for the event: the Lawrence All-British Car Club’s rides on display in front of the store, a royal baby guessing game and an open invitation for all corgi owners to bring their dogs.
Royal geek-out moment: Check out the BBC’s June 2, 1953, “On This Day” feature on the coronation and all its opulence and fanfare — orbs, sceptres, jewels and everything! Also, for anyone who's still geeking out with me, here is the latest AP photo of mother-to-be Kate Duchess of Cambridge.