Locally Grown

Don’t Mind Mi, Just Playing Through
2010/07/05, 8:25 pm
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Happy 5th of July to all of you. I hope that you all survived the Independence Day festivities with all of your digits still in place, a healthy patriotic glow on your face, and at least most of your dignity in tact. This past weekend was the #1 grillingest and #3 drinkingest holiday in America, and the holiday which gave birth to all other American holidays, drinking or not, in as much as if we hadn’t had an Independence to raise our glasses and grill to, all other holidays would be um…non existant? Sounds fairly important.

Some other important happenings this weekend:

The Mighty Tour de France began Saturday amongst a flurry of controversy and buttered baguettes. This is my “superbowl” for the year, and it has been no disappointment. A sporting event that doesn’t rely on million-dollar commercials as a gimmick rates high on my respect-o-meter.

Our Fair City hosted the third annual 80/35 Festival, its most successful and wet year. You can read about that here .

This weekend also marked the almost finishing of the almost-ready-to-launch Locally Grown Recipe site…coming soon…

Also, this past week I forged a new partnership with Mars Cafe and will be entertaining the viewers of the Mars Cafe website with musings about coffee and cycling.

But on to other important things and sports analogies.

If you have ever golfed, you may have gotten behind another group of linksters who seem to be less concerned about time than you. You can politely ask them if you could “play through,” saving you the hassle-hoff of constantly waiting and them the burden of annoying you. Playing through is a great way to make all parties a little less smug.

This is how I am feeling about my recent focus on Gateway Market and Chef George Formaro’s Vegan Banh Mi.

From here on out I will monitor their progress as anyone else requiring their WiFi access, and will drop any suprising news when it…drops. The sandwich as it stands is ok, but I am choosing not to focus too much energy as I do not work for GM and it “isn’t my job.” So, Gateway, if you would kindly allow me to play through…

Now, according to The Illooostrioos Datebook Diner, I have gotten a taste of Smug Life aka Food Writer Whiplash. It was an interesting insight into the writer vs. Restuarant tango (from a different side). Mooooving on.

Happy 5th.

The Cook


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well played. lovely shot and way to put for the dough. no pun intended. we all remember the 12 strokes at the u.s. open. no one ever remembers who won it.

Comment by easy p

I gotta disagree–last year was the wettest 80/35. At least this year there was one completely rain-free day.

Comment by maria

I think the actual accumulated rainfall was more this year. Either wet way,DSM is lucky to have the 80/35. This festival is one more reason to ‘ get local.’

Comment by locallygrown

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