Fat Tuesday has come and gone, and lent is under way, but the memories of the food served at the annual fundraiser for WMPG radio will linger through the season of doing with less. For most of us, these days are symbolic rather than literal, but it’s fun to observe the last feast day before the forty days of “fasting,” of whatever type you might choose.
And the winner is…..Bayside Bowl for their shrimp and sausage gumbo.
We had a great time and tasty New Orleans-style dishes at the Woodbury Campus Center on the Portland campus of the University of Southern Maine (USM), and here are the photos I took of all the hard-working jambalaya-slingers.Surprisingly, USM’s Aramark Dining Services’ jambalaya was among the most delicious. Other vendors whose foods we tasted were Gritty McDuff’s, Congress Bar & Grill, Po’ Boys and Pickles, Bayside Bowl, and if there were others we missed, I am truly sorry. Our loss. But there’s always next year.