Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Fat Tuesday is tomorrow – Feb. 12 – and WMPG is firing up the celebration with a friendly competition of Cajun materpieces (i.e., tasty recipes from local eateries).
This year's Cajun Cookin' Challenge lineup of competitors include the defending champions of last year – Bayside Bowl. Some of the other participants include:
Silly's (3rd place last year)
Empire Dine & Dance
Great Lost Bear (2nd place last year)
Izzy's Cheesecake and Po Boys & Pickles
Bintliff American Cafe
The event – in it's 18th year – will be held from noon to 3 p.m. in the Woodbury Campus Center of the USM's Portland Campus.
The event will be broadcast live on WMPG – 90.9 or 104.1 on your radio – and feature Cajun Aces Rob Sylvain performing live at 2 p.m.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.