Well it is 4 pm local time and the gumbo cookoff has been over for a few hours, I made it home and took a nap.
We made 6 1/2 gallons of gumbo and it was totally sold out in 2 hours. The local events council sells tickets: $1 a ticket, sample taste = 1 ticket, small cup = 3 tickets, large cup = 10 tickets. All the money raised goes to fund the 4th of July’s fireworks here in Mexico Beach.
Well I did not place in the top 3 this year [:(], but I had a great time doing it.
(interesting note: all 5 winners 3 amature, 2 professional were all seafood based gumbo)
This is our booth
Here is a sampling of the other booths in this years contest
This is our neighbor booth, Billy Bowlegs, they are a local restaurant here in Port St Joe, Florida.
Billy Bowlegs in person
More of the other competitors
There was a very good crowd, the biggest I have seen in 5 years. I know they had to raise quite a bit of money towards the fireworks. [:D]
Here is a close up of my tablecloth, it is Mardi Gras beads, on a purple background.
So let me introduce my team to you all.
My Aunt & Uncle
and finally making his roadfood debut…… CajunKing
All in all, we had a good day, saw lots of good friends, fed lots of people, met some new friends, and made a new gumbo lover
Hope you all enjoyed this, I know I enjoyed making my gumbo, and sharing it with you.