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Friday, September 11, 2009

It's a big weekend!

There's lots of goings on in Ft Worth this weekend. First, there's the annual Jazz on the Boulevard. We sometimes go & sometimes not...it was a lot more fun 10 years ago when it wasn't as well-known. It's held on the grounds of the Will Rogers Coliseum. We take lawn chairs, drink some wine (it's sold there), listen to some jazz music & tour some artist's booths. There are some incredible artists represented! It's a guaranteed good time as long as you don't have to go to the bathroom but the porta-potty situation is hard for me to hang with. ;o) It goes on all weekend long...Friday, Sat & Sun.

Also there's the Fall Gallery Night on Saturday evening...put on by the Ft Worth Art Dealers Association. My husband, Chris, was actually a featured artist @ the Gallery 414 in 1998. That was such a fun night! He even got his picture in the Ft Worth Star Telegram w/ his creation...a muffler boy walking his dog. That's him & his art on the bottom. He created it out of old mufflers & car parts...recycling at it's finest!

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The "muffler boy" (he was never given any other name...we should have @ least called him George or something!) resided on our front lawn for many years but then we moved. He just didn't look right in front of the newer, 2 story home we have now so Chris moved him to the shop.

But for us, this year, the big event is the ZestFest 09. We go every year. What's the ZestFest, you ask?

"ZestFest 2009 is the ultimate party for bold and flavorful food enthusiasts. Hosted by Chile Pepper Magazine in Fort Worth, Texas ZestFest will be action-packed. Cooking demos by celebrity chefs, live music, interactive contests and thousands of bold food samples will make September 11-13, 2009 the zestiest weekend of the year!"

I sent them an email w/ a link to my blog & asked for press passes so that I could get a "behind the scenes" perspective & they said yes! I hope to do an interview w/ one of the celebrity chefs....wouldn't that be too cool? I'll take lots of pictures & sample lots of products (I'll get hubby to try the really, really hot suff! LOL) & feature it in a future Foodie Friday post. I'm so excited ...can you tell? ;o) The ZestFest is also Fri thru Sunday.

I hope y'alls weekend is as fun-packed as mine will be. Have a good one!


Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

How fun girl...hope you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Really Rainey said...

Sounds like a really fun week end!
Don't forget your camera!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What a great idea to get a press pass! Can't wait to read about all of the great food! Try to bring us some recipes, and have a fabulous time. I think that muffler boy and his dog are so cute! Apparently, your husband is as creative as you. laurie

Hampers said...

Your blog looks wonderful and your weekend seems to be good. It was nice going through your blog. Keep it up the good work. Cheers :)

Barbara said...

Wow, Busy weekend. I love the muffler man, very creative husband.
I will be anxious to read your interview with the chefs. Have a great time.


Katy said...

You make me smile BIG!

Miss Janice said...

Zest Fest sounds fun and delish! Have a great weekend:)

Miss Gracie's House said...

Sounds like a fun time! I enjoyed catching up on your posts...the steak looked yummy...and your GD is precious in her crown. Great finds, too. And yes, I *love* my paint gun!