Sunday, April 19, 2009

19 April 2009 – I'm Okay, You're Okay at Festibal!

This weekend, we attended our third consecutive 4 Bridges Arts Festival in Chattanooga. As always, we had a great time in the Choo Choo City! Our close friend and colleague, Matt DeFrain, once again produced some brilliant work for the show. The centerpiece of his installation was a great piece entitled, "I'm Okay," and it was personal and exquisite. It sort of summed up the mood of the weekend and the gang in attendance. This year, Matt had a great posse of old and new friends. The group included the old timers: Matt, Bill, Jim, Elizabeth and Kurt; and the new comers: Jeff, Cory and Krissi. It was a great mix of old and new. After the show, we dined at The Meeting Place at St. John's. The Chef, Daniel Lindley, has received a 2009 James Beard Award nomination! Afterwards, we shot a few rounds of pool at our hotel, The Chattanoogan. The late night mayhem ended as usual at one of my favorite dive bars of all time – Lamar's Motel and Lounge! You really can't describe Lamar's. You just have to experience it for yourself! They have the stiffest drinks, the best jukebox, kick butt flocked wallpaper and the most awesome fried chicken in the world. Really! So it's hard to follow all of that for this week's Sunday Supper. Anyway, I decided to create a healthier version of one of my favorite comfort foods: Meatball Parmesan Sub Sandwich. Of course, the meatballs were made of turkey and chicken sausage, but they sufficed for the real thing. We will be in Seattle next Sunday for Jim's dad's memorial service, so I won't be posting for a couple of weeks. In the interim, I wish you lots of great art, good friends and a festival of happiness...


The Menu:

- Open Face Turkey and Chicken Sausage Meatball Parmesan Sub Sandwiches

- Organic Spring Asparagus with Brown Butter and Toasted Breadcrumbs

My BFF, Jeff Brown, Welcomes Us to the 4 Bridges Arts Festibal:

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