BWL Chili Cook-Off

13 06 2008

I made it to MIS this morning for some interviews and got home before one o’clock, so I was abBWL Chili Cook-Offle to get a quick nap in and not be too worn out to make it downtown for the BWL Chili Cook-Off.  I picked my girlfriend up from work and we headed to the Lansing Center for her dinner break.  I was exepcting them to move it inside because of the rain, but by the time we got to Michigan and Cedar, it was pretty obvious things were still outside.  We found on-street parking then got in line to get our wristbands and get inside.

Our plan of attack was simple.  Start at the end and work our way down booth-by-booth.  That worked for about five minutes.  You could tell which ones were really good because of the lines.  We skipped over a few thinking we’d come back later. 

Let me back track a little bit here and say this is a great event.  I was complaining on the way downtown that Lansing doesn’t get a lot of concerts like our old hometown gets.  She was quick to point out that what Lansing lacks in concerts they make up for in community events.  A few weeks ago, we took advantage of the Be a Tourist In Your Own Town and tonight’s Chili Cook-Off was better than we could have imagined.  Read the rest of this entry »





Michigan Tomatoes Safe to Eat

13 06 2008

According to the FDA, Michigan tomatoes are NOT the source of the salmonella outbreak.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that the state’s tomatoes aren’t associated with the recent outbreak of salmonella.

Michigan Department of Agriculture Director Don Koivisto said Friday the state has about 500 open-field tomato farms and 15 hydroponic or greenhouse tomato operations that focus on local distribution.

Don’t know where to get Michigan tomatoes?  Yes you do.  Your local farmer’s market.





BWL Chili Cook-Off Tonight

13 06 2008

Looking for a good way to start the weekend?  The Board of Water & Light’s 13th Annual Chili Cook-Off will take place tonight (Friday the 13th) along the Grand River near the Lansing City in Downtown Lansing.

I even read where fellow foodie blogger Amy over at Runs With Spatula will be one of the competitors.

The event starts at five o’clock and a five dollar wristband will get you samples of the competitors chili’s.  There’s also a mechanical bull, “adult beverages,” and a couple bands.  I’m going to MIS this morning for some media things.  I’m hoping to not be too tired when I get home to make it down there. 

For more information, check out the BWL Chili Cook-Off page.