Friday, August 3, 2012
The inaugural Dunedin Blue Jays' Chili Cook-Off featured interesting blends of flavor, but only one chili champion could be crowned.
The Dunedin Chili Cook-Off was quite the event for foodies. Vendors joined forces to bring plenty of chili mojo to the competitor arena at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium on Sunday, July 29. Six competitors went head to head with their creative concoctions. But in the end, judges and ball game participants would decide on one chili champion. And with chili to suit all tastes, it couldn't have been an easy decision. Here, I share with you my culinary journey: I started my tasting adventure with Chef John Lewis. His chili had quite some spice with a highly-present habanero sauce flaming my taste buds. What really made the dish great for me was the avocado sour cream, which combatted the heat and made the chili simply refereshing. I was in …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The inaugural Dunedin Blue Jays' Chili Cook-off this Sunday is sure to excite your appetite. Here's what to know if you go.
After two rainouts from Tropical Storm Debby, the inaugural Dunedin Blue Jays' Chili Cook-off this Sunday is sure to excite your appetite. Here's what's to know if you go. 1) When/Where: Sunday, July 29, 4 to 8 p.m. Gates open at 4 p.m. First pitch is at 5 p.m. Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave. 2) Weather: With Tropical Storm Debby long gone, fans are looking at lovely weather for the double rain-out event. National Weather Service calls for partly cloudy skies, a high of 88 and low of 74. 3) Who's Coming? About six local restaurants are slated to participate, including Cricketers Pub and Eddie's Bar & Grill. About six other entries are participating as individuals, including Dunedin Patch. 4) Cost: $10, includes a ticket to …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Dunedin Patch is entering a chili in the Dunedin Blue Jays' long-awaited cook-off. Fans can enjoy all-you-can-eat chili sampling and vote for their favorite on Sunday. All proceeds go to a good cause. Gates open at 4 p.m.
Local editor Katie Dolac is tying back her apron strings on Sunday afternoon, thanks to the Dunedin Blue Jays. She'll be whipping up a batch of her ol' family chili recipe for you to taste in the Blue Jays' Chili Cook-Off to benefit RCS Food Bank in Clearwater. Her Patch editor friends from Clearwater, Palm Harbor and Largo will also be there, either impressed by the brilliance of her secret ingredient or mocking her attempt at something edible. Even though they are helping to make it, they are tough critics and there'll be professional competitors, so we'll need you there to be the real judge (cough, cough, did we mention it's all-you-can-eat taste sampling?). So, bring yo' kids, bring yo' parents, bring yo' wives, bring yo' husbands. …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The new chili cook-off is scheduled for late July.
Debby is foiling the Dunedin Blue Jays' plans again. The make-up chili cook-off scheduled for today is being moved — for the second time due to Debby — this time to another month. The new chili cook-off date is Sunday, July 29, at 4 p.m. The Blue Jays face the Charlotte Stone Crabs at home starting at 5 p.m. The all-you-can-eat event benefits the RCS Food Bank. Individuals may also still sign up to participate. Cost is $35 to enter; $10 just to eat and attend the game. All proceeds go to the food bank. On the fence? Read five good reasons the D-Jays think you should go (it also includes how to enter).
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
An old-fashioned community cook-off at the ballpark is raising money for a local food bank. Here's how you can get involved. Did we mention, it's all-you-can-eat?
Spicy? Vegetarian? Unique secret family recipe? Show it off at the Blue Jays' first ever chili cook-off. We have five good reasons to let your chili loose at the ballpark this Sunday, June 24: 1) This is your time to shine! Bring out that famous recipe, and let everyone else see why it’s the best in town. Everybody can vote for their favorite chili with chances to win in special categories. 2) The proceeds from the event go to a great cause! The $35 signup fee goes directly to the RCS Food Bank of Clearwater, and it includes four FREE tickets to the game to bring your friends! 3) You can bring your kids for FREE! Kids 12 and under get in free to every Sunday home game in Dunedin. They can purchase a wristband to sample chili for just $5, …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Bet you'd like to know who makes the best chili in town! (Plus, we've got some great things on tap for parents and kids.)
1) The lowest reported gas price in Dunedin is$3.43 at the Rally Market & Gas, 1621 Main Street, according to TampaGasPrices.com. 2) You may see some morning showers, but otherwise, it should be partly sunny with a high of 85. Tonight's low is 72, according to the National Weather Service. 3) Chef John Lewis took first place out of 15 entrants over the weekend at Dunedin House of Beer's Chili Cook-off! The winning recipe was for his delicious "Texas Red." Yum! 4) Now that's it's Tuesday, it's time to start getting excited for Dunedin's first Rubber Duck Derby Saturday at Weaver Park! This Dunedin Historical Museum event is perfect for the kids (ahem, or the kid in all of us)! Sponsor a rubber duck and watch it float to shore from the pier…
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Ready to watch the "rematch" Super Bowl of the decade: the New York Giants against the New England Patriots? You may want to know what these Dunedin places have cooking up for the big game.
The big Super Bowl rematch starts at 6:30 p.m. Here's a look at some parties going on around Dunedin: 1) Eddie's Bar & Grill. The restaurant is known for its annual $50 all-you-can-eat-and-drink Super Bowl party (6 p.m. to end of regulation play, deal is for domestic, wells and house wine and special menu). With 45 TV screens to choose from, who can shake a deal like that? 2) The Dunedin Smokehouse. The restaurant's second annual tailgate party has Full Fledged Unit performing on the patio before the game, drink specials and a plethora of TVs for full viewing pleasure. 3) Jolli Mons Grill. Located right on the Pinellas Trail, you can park your bike outside watch TJ & Gary perform an acoustic set from 1 to 5 p.m. Then make way for some of…