Cereal Fest Back On

6 04 2009

Last month, I put a post up about Cereal Fest being cancelled.  Things have changed and Cereal Fest is back on.

Two days after learning that organizers had scrubbed the annual event, known for its World’s Longest Breakfast Table, local restaurateur Bill Morris said Saturday he was organizing volunteers to go ahead and put on the festival after all.

“We’re going to have it,” Morris said. “We’ll have just as good an event as we’ve had every year.”





Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival

6 04 2009

The festival season is starting.  From vermontvillemaplesyrupfestival.org

We would like to see you at our 69th Maple Syrup Festival. Vermontville is the “granddaddy” of them all! We are the home of the original Maple Syrup Festival in Michigan.

Our festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always the last full weekend in April. We have something for everyone—Mid-America rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, various displays, games, free entertainment and arm wrestling. Our syrup producers are located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and the ever popular maple syrup cotton candy.

We invite you to join us and enjoy pancakes with real maple syrup offered by the Maple Valley Band Boosters and the American Legion.

Hope to see you there!

For a schedule of events, click HERE





Press Release – Old Town Mardi Gras

19 02 2009

From a press release…

Mardi Gras in Old Town!
An Evening of Jazz and New Orleans Cuisine
This Saturday from 7-11pm! (doors at 6:30)

PUT ON YOUR PARTY BEADS and transport yourself to New Orleans right here in Old Town. Enjoy a fantastic evening of live Jazz with the Wess Anderson Quartet and New Orleans jazz vocalist Germaine Bazzle and feast on delectable Mardi Gras favorites prepared by East Lansing’s own Gumbo & Jazz Restaurant. Sample delicacies such as Crawfish Etouffee, Gumbo, Jambalaya, Shrimp Creole and Bread Pudding.

$75 per person, $130 per couple
$250 per table of four, $360 per table of six

limited seating by reservation only
For Tickets Call: Gumbo & Jazz at 517-664-8626
For TicketsCall: Perspective2 at 517-853-5880
(5% discount to all P2 members)





Chuck’s Cajun Fest – Burbank, IL

9 08 2008
The pulled pork and mac n cheese from Chucks Southern Comforts Cafe as served at Chucks Cajun Fest

The pulled pork and mac 'n cheese from Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe as served at Chuck's Cajun Fest

A few weeks ago, I was in the Chicago area for a soccer game at Toyota Park.  While I was looking for places to eat, I came across Chuck’s Southern Comfort Cafe (review HERE).  I sent the website to my girlfriend since her parents live right down the road and when she saw the website, she thought I was sending it to her because of the ad for Chuck’s Cajun Fest which was on the front page.  We just happened to be heading to Chicago that weekend for a wedding and a stop in Chicago usually means a stop at her parents house as well.

We slept in Saturday morning since the fest didn’t start until noon.  It was nothing too fancy.  The event took place in the parking lot of St. Albert’s Church in Burbank, IL.  There weren’t a whole lot of people there when we got there but they just opened up for the day.  Read the rest of this entry »





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.





Gizzardfest

5 06 2008

Looking for something to do this weekend?  Gizzardfest starts tonight in downtown Potterville.  Weekend activities include amusement rides, a beer tent, antique tractor show, 5K run, softball tourney, basketball tourney, mud drags, fireworks and of course, a gizzard eating competition.  It’s supposed to be a fairly nice weekend, so it might be worth checking out.

For a complete list of events, click here