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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kansas City, barbecue and Debbie Gold in "Taste of the NFL"

There is an article right now in Forbes Magazine on "Super Bowl's 'Taste Of the NFL' - The Best Food Event You Never Heard Of" and apparently, the city's own Debbie Gold of the American Restaurant represented our fair city. This is, as you might guess, an annual event and charity fund raiser--for food banks across the country--that takes place before the big day, in the host city, and has for the last 21 years. A description: "every one of the NFL’s 32 teams picks a chef, restaurant and dish they think represents their hometown taste, and these are all assembled under one roof. Each chef gets a stand and serves up a small plate, accompanied by a carefully chosen wine paring (you can go back as many times as you want). Also, each team sends an ambassador, a current or former player, to man the booth, signing autographs, and in many cases, talking food with the guests." It was also covered on NBC's "Today" show, for that matter. (see links below) According to the article: "The Kansas City Chiefs honored their legendary hometown BBQ heritage with Cider Braised Pork Shoulder with Caramelized Onions." Ms. Gold said of it "This is one of the years best events and I am proud to be a (sic) part of it!" So no, of course our team wasn't in the Super Bowl--as if--but at least we were represented here--and very well, I'm sure--by Debbie Gold, the American Restaurant and some great Kansas City barbecue. Many thanks to Ms. Gold, the Chiefs and the American Restaurant for representing us so very well, I'm sure. Links: http://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2012/02/09/super-bowls-taste-of-the-nfl-the-best-food-event-you-never-heard-of/2/; http://www.tasteofthenfl.com/index.htm;

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