Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Barre Waffle-Off

The first annual Barre Partnership Waffle-Off at L.A.C.E. was HUGELY fun for Taylor! He got to meet some pretty fun people and eat. Waffles. With lots of fun toppings. For about two hours. If you have ever met Taylor, you know that this rates as one of the most fun things to do in a weekend. Or EVER. :) Here is Taylor taking a bite of the very first waffle cooked by The Champ.

And now trying the competitor's curry, coconut, sour cream waffle.

A shot of the judges.

Taylor takes the mic to reveal the verdict:

"While we enjoyed competitor's waffle, The Champ's was just slightly more fluffy and just what we were expecting from a waffle although he could work on the presentation."

And present he did.

As did the second competitor with her orange zest waffle toppled with blueberries.

The third competitor's PROTEIN RICH waffle.

The Chef's answer to the 4th competitor's Raised Overnight Yeast Waffle was this perfectly cooked, topped with chocolate ice cream and sauce waffle. Taylor loves waffles. Taylor loves chocolate. This was a perfect marriage and his top pick this round.

Finally, the fifth competitor cooks his "Ancient Family Secret Recipe". Can The Champ compete with this?

They're still cooking...

The verdict is in...

Taylor says, "We loved The Champ's waffles. Each time he consistently put out a waffle to be proud of so I'm going to congratulate The Champ on.... SECOND PLACE. Colin, we loved your family secret recipe and the topping was delicicious. Congratulations on your BIG WIN. We hope to see you next year.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Barre Homecoming Days

Taylor had such a great day Saturday at the Barre Homecoming Days. He had a tent set up in City Hall Park to talk to everyone, sign autographs and, of course, take pictures before walking in the parade. If you see yourself in one of these pictures and would like to get your name up, leave a comment and we'll add you to the caption!

Our first visitor whom Taylor called, "Rhinestone Cowgirl!"

This gentleman has been a UVM Basketball fan and Taylor fan for years. Taylor was pleased to meet him.

A family of basketball fans!

Barre Parks and Rec Staff

This is Iris, if anyone won an award for the best Parade Spectator- - she would have won!

Taylor did an on-the-spot interview with Froggy 100.9!

Channel 5 was there and inverviewed Taylor and some of his fans.

We took a break for some Real Italian Gelato and Sorbet- - Taylor felt like he was back in Italy! If you've never tried Leonardo's Geleton and Sorbet (click to see where to buy) RUN don't walk and get yourselves some! We tried Coconut, Vanilla, and Chocolate Gelato and Raspberry Sorbet and we could have eaten every flavor! This stuff is GOOD.