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Maggie Doone on Shrimps and Tailgating

May 6th, 2010 by theAddison

Its me again, Maggie. Bob asked me to write a Shrimp Festival wrap up and announce another great food event – The Inaugural Great Southern Tailgate Cook Off.

Shrimp Fest 2010 was a big success. All of the guests at the Addison enjoyed themselves watching the parade and cruising the artist’s booths. Judging by all the bags and packages being brought back to the inn the guests did a pretty good job of stimulating the local artistic economy. The food downtown was plentiful and, from a small dog’s point of view, there was enough food dropped on the ground to keep everyone happy.

The next big food event in Fernandina Beach is the first annual Great Southern Tailgate Cook Off being held August 27th and 28th. There is $20,000 in prize money up for grabs with separate categories for pros and “backyard” cooks. There are categories for chicken, brisket, pork and, my favorite, ribs.

So, do you think you are Master of The Grill in your neighborhood? Maybe you should come to Fernandina Beach in August and see how you stack up against the big dogs and your peers. If you do enter the contest and cook up some nice ribs please keep an eye out for a small black dog pulling a big guy around the cook off. I do love ribs and as Blanche Dubois said in A Streetcar Named Desire, “Whoever you are, I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”.

That’s all for now. I’ve got to get back to working the front desk. This would be a lot easier if I had opposable thumbs!

Maggie Doone

One thought on “Maggie Doone on Shrimps and Tailgating

  1. bbteam

    Maggie, You’re doing a great job with the typing and keeping us clued in on all the cool things to do and see in Fernandina Beach. I guess Louie is pretty jealous that you got the writing job instead of him, but heh, that’s what you get for paying attention when Bob types! Keep up the great work. I look forward to meeting you one of these days.

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