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Pistachio Festival in Newberry Springs

Crunch crunch: The meaty, emerald-pretty nut gets its savory day out.

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    Crunch crunch: The meaty, emerald-pretty nut gets its savory day out on Saturday, Nov. 5.

    SATURDAY, NOV. 5, and there shall be a host of music performances, dance happenings, and pistachio enjoyment. The place is the Newberry Community Center & Park, and everything revs up early on, at 9 o'clock. Will you leave with a few new flavors of pistachios, by the bag? That's a possibility, as pistachios hold flavor quite well, from ranch to garlic. Will you crave pistachio ice cream later in the weekend? Well, it is one of the classics, found in ice cream cases in most every store. Will you ever make the journey to pay tribute to the World's Largest Pistachio? The towering nut is in Alamogordo, New Mexico, so you might consider swinging by on your next desert road trip. Is the pistachio just about the softest nut? There are others, like the cashew, but it has a crunch that's light on kapow and full of easy satisfaction.