54 versions of jambalaya
Starting as early as 4 a.m. last Friday, 54 teams of refinery employees competed in the 23rd Annual ExxonMobil United Way Jambalaya Cook-Off. The teams served up their take on the traditional Louisiana dish, with ingredients paid for by the refinery, feeding more than 3,000 Exxon employees and families in attendance, and kicking off the company's United Way campaign. Some teams got creative with the festivities. The jambalaya dishes were judged by a team of local leaders, chefs and media members, and the winning team, Johan Lee, Kelly Hooks, Mark Giurintano and Chris Duet—dubbed “From the South to Your Mouth”—will go on to represent Exxon at United Way's Jambalaya Jam Oct. 11.
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Bad Guys, Good Eats! Pop-Up Dinner at Restaurant IPO
Chef and 225 contributor Jay D. Ducote and Chef Chris Wadsworth hosted the Bad Guys, Good Eats! dinner at Restaurant IPO Wednesday night. The dinner was themed around famous movie villains, pairing cocktails and ales with plates of food resembling famous baddies like The Joker, Lord Voldemort, Hannibal Lector, and many others. The highlights of the night were the three middle courses—a black bean soup laced with blood sausage to signify Lord Voldemort, a brace of coneys on black eyed peas resembling Sauron, and lamb medallions atop a fava bean puree to pay homage to the famous favorite of Hannibal Lector.
Elizabeth Arkley Hammett, a local nursing student and Fur Ball co-coordinator, and her husband Grey Hammett III, who works in commercial real estate, will take you through our summer guide. And they'll look good while doing it, too. Where noted, their clothes and accessories are available from local retailers.
These swimsuits will keep you stylish all summer long
Better Block BR
On Saturday the two blocks between Bedford and Beverly drives on April 13, 2013, residents will get to see a model of what Government Street could look like if we push local and state officials to update the roadway to a safer, more "complete street" model.