It’s Saturday, and that means tomorrow is Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck G3, Madfish Wharf. 10:00 am. Always a great time, great people, great food, coffee and conversation.
Also, mark your calendars now for the last two upcoming competitions at the Gallery. On Sunday, September 18th during Mug Up, we will be holding the First Annual Lobster Roll Competition. Judges for this competition will be Sista Felicia (we all know what an awesome cook and foodie Felicia is), Wendie Demuth (who grew up working for her father’s lobster business and ate huge amounts of lobster, prepared in every imaginable way), Brenda Hill (food judge for the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, author and freelance writer from FL, originally from Gloucester) and Kim Smith (butterfly garden and lobster roll expert, who’d better show or Ed Collard gets her spot). The lobster roll competition will be fierce and require special handling, so we need to have an idea of the number of entrants in advance. Bun grilling can be done here at the gallery just before the entry goes to the judges, so entrants only need to bring a batch of their filling (hopefully enough to share a little with everyone after judging is complete) and their buns of preference. If you are planning to enter, please reply post on the blog, or if you want to be more secretive, you can email me at email@example.com. You might also want to put in a reservation early with Joey at Capt. Joe & Sons for your lobsters.
On Sunday, October 2nd during the season’s Grand Finale Mug Up, we will be holding the First Annual Bloody Mary Competition. Judges for this competition will be Maureen Malloy (Brenda’s aunt who comes highly recommended by Ed Collard), Charity Ciaramitaro (2nd cousin twice removed of Joey, great FOB and regular Mug Upper who loves Bloody Mary’s), Wendie “It must be 5:00pm somewhere” Demuth and our fun and Bloody Mary loving Mayor, Carolyn Kirk. Start working on those special Bloody Mary recipes and bring a batch over for the competition. You should plan to make up a big batch for judging/sharing and separate garnishes/glass, if you want to put in an entry that includes presentation (an important element of a winning Bloody Mary).