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What was to be held in January has found a spot in mid-April. The 4th annual Police Chili Cook-Off is coming to Mardi Gras Park on Saturday, April 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Even if you have outstanding warrants, you’ll want to risk it, perhaps in disguise, as I am told these men and women in blue can make amazing chili.
Teams are comprised of different units from the department, so now is your chance to watch Narcotics battle it out with Homicide, etc. My money is on Internal Affairs — it’s good guys versus good guys.
The only non-police team will be Cunningham Bounds — who, by the way, did an excellent job with a Cajun taco at the Downtown Cajun Cook-Off.
Entry is a mere $5 for anyone over the age of 5; age 4 and under get in free. Be advised, you should be on your best behavior. On the other hand, if they’re all busy cooking chili ….
Mobile Baykeeper hosts Bay Awakening luncheon
Our very own environmental watchdog, Mobile Baykeeper, is hosting its annual luncheon Friday, April 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Battle House Renaissance Hotel. This year’s guest speakers include Julian and Kim MacQueen, who recently flew their HondaJet from port city to port city for an “Around the World in 80 Stays.”
Attendees can expect a short film showcasing Baykeeper’s work as well as its 2018 annual report, so you can learn about them and their solutions while raising money for their efforts that support clean water, clean air and healthy communities.
Contact Justine Herlihy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 251-433-4229.
5th annual Downtown Cajun Cook-Off was a throwdown
I mean “throwdown” in many ways. First off, the turnout was incredible, with fantastic music from Phil & Foster followed by the superb Red Clay Strays. You couldn’t sling a cat without hitting a toe-tapping attendee with a belly full of food.
Secondly, the dishes were better than ever. As a judge, I can say there were more great dishes and fewer duds than in the past. It wouldn’t be until after judging that we learned which teams were making the magic, but it was close all the way around.
Fox 10 News made it to the People’s Choice. Next year I hope Jason Smith brings a mess of fish. Team Conecuh showed up this year and took third place. Bebo’s Spring Hill Market got the silver medal. It was no surprise The Garage brought home the gold. They may be the most decorated team in this event’s history, and wowed this year’s crowd with an amazing version of barbecue shrimp.
The trouble with being No. 1 is that everyone is gunning for you. Get to work on next year’s recipe now, boys and girls. Episode VI will be epic.
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