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Monday, February 19

Monday News

Hello there. Happy Monday off, if you have it. If not, hope you're enjoying a lovely start to your work week.

I received an email letting me know that my Jan. 29 post mis-identified the organizations that benefit from the South Beach Wine & Food Festival Auction.

Money from the auctions goes to the Florida International University's School of Hospitality & Tourism Management Teaching Restaurant and its Southern Wine and Spirits Beverage Management Center.

One item I just saw caught my fancy:



The "Weekend in Chicago with the Hearty Boys" currently has NO BIDS! :-(

I happen to love Chicago, so let me give you a rundown on what's included and hopefully someone will step up to the plate (bidding starts at $500):

- Two nights at the InterContinental (that's close to $500 right there)
- $100 gift certificate for brunch at the Atwood Cafe
- Dinner at Dan & Steve's new supper club "Frill"
- $100 gift certificate for lunch at South Water Kitchen
- Gourmet picnic catered by the Hearty Boys at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park

There are still several other items available for bidding until March 9 that have few or no bids.

I should also note that I don't benefit from mentioning this auction in any way. There's just so many great gifts available for food and Food Network lovers.

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5 Comments:

At 2/19/2007 4:37 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe because they are not as popular as the other Food Network Personalities. I find them a bit too hyperactive for my taste.

 
At 2/19/2007 5:31 PM , Anonymous Harry Martin said...

Hyperactive!?! What, they are jumping around? Geez, let's turn the hyper camera to Rachael? I think the guys just need to be a bit more "fun" to watch. Their recipes are pretty always do-able. Maybe FN could do a bit more to amp up their show in the ratings (rather than Guy and his hyper-ordinary guy thing ... not to mention tater tot recipes)

Harry

 
At 2/20/2007 8:19 AM , Blogger jrs said...

I know that they aren't the most popular in the FN clique, but the amount you get in return is easily worth $500. Would people start bidding if it was a culinary weekend with Sandra? :-)

I caught a new epsiode of the hearty boys and it was much more enjoyable than the early ones. They have a new set and are more comfortable. Guy's new set is a little too crazy for me.

 
At 2/20/2007 9:27 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with "Harry Martin." Rachel is MUCH more hyper. I don't think she understands how to sit still and be quiet.

 
At 3/14/2007 4:04 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Boys had $950.00 bid for their auction - it was a closing bid.
They're someone you should have paid more attention too, they're huge in Chicago.

That picture you have was after a skiingtrip in Maine and Steve has a sunburn. Come to Boys Town sometime and you'll see how accessible and really nice these guys are.

 

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