Let's start out by announcing the winner of our Boggs Bites Back hot sauce giveaway. Thanks to the gods of random number generation, the winner is reader Ryan Moses who sang the praises of Jonbalaya's Tiger Wings. I know Ryan personally, so there's no need to track him down to get him his winnings. Let that be a lesson to all you anonymous commenters to come out of the shadows and make it easier on us to give you free stuff.
Another fun little tidbit came our way courtesy of Twitter-friend @annshayne. Ann is also the author of the hilarious Mason-Dixon Knitting blog. She corresponds online with her friend Kay who lives in Manhattan, and these two talk about a lot more than just knitting, that's for sure. You should definitely check them out. Ann is also apparently locked in a fierce battle with local author Ann Patchett to see who will have the most popular class at USN Evening Classes. I know, shockingly it isn't one of my classes. (No accounting for taste. ... )
Ann pointed me to a fun little website that I'm pretty sure some restaurants i town have been using to plan their menus. The Random Gourmet Food Generator takes all those pretentious foodie terms and makes mash ups of fictional dishes. Trout Burger with Delicious Hot Dog Stroganoff? I'm pretty sure I saw that on the menu at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden. Mock-Duck Scramble topped with Tortilla Pie? Sounds like a tayst dish, for sure. If you're looking for a culinary challenge, just give it a spin and try to create a menu for Sunday supper.
FInally, I was unaware that today was National Pie Day. Funny, I would have thought it should have been on March 14. Instead those jokesters at the American Pie Council chose January because "celebrating the wholesome goodness of pie is as easy as 1-2-3." OK, I'll buy that.
So celebrate the occasion by visiting your favorite bakery today and buying yourself a slice and a piping cup of java. Or maybe invite Agent Cooper out for lunch.