Let's get this out of the way, shall we? Writing about friends, coworkers = conflict of interest. This applies to everything below. Yay!
• The Chubby Vegetarian blog by Flyer contributors Amy Lawrence and Justin Fox Burks has been nominated for The Kitchn Homies 2013 award in the Best Recipe Blog category. As of this writing, they are tied for 1st place. Also nominated in this category is Memphis-based blog The Runaway Spoon. Voting continues through February 8th.
• And, Flyer Food New columnist Hannah Sayle will be appearing again on Local Color, Thursday, February 7th, 8:30 p.m. She's interviewing Michael Hughes, of Joe's Wine & Liquors and another Flyer contributor, on the upcoming Passport to Oregon wine tasting. (Flyer staffer Chris Davis is a regular panelist on Local Color, so there's that too.)
• Finally, Flyer Associate Editor Bianca Phillips is leading the Who Dat Crunk Vegan? team, hoping to best some 12 other teams competing in a gumbo contest to held during the Tennessee Equality Project's Mardi Gras Celebration, Sunday, February 10th, 4:30 to 7 p.m., at Earnestine & Hazel's. A $10 ticket gets you a taste of all the team's gumbos and a vote in the People's Choice Awards.