I received an invitation for the 2007 Taste of Grand Rapids in the mail today.
The flyer listed some upgrades the organizer is planning for the 2007 event, which include the proximity of restrooms, location of the ice supplier, and more time between turn-ins for the main contest categories. I applaud the upgrades. It looks like they are arriving two years too late for us though. We competed at the event in 2005 and 2006, but we're going to miss it this year.
We're heading back to the Sunshine State soon where it almost never snows, where folks worry more about mosquitoes than potholes, and where the bbq events provide access to electricity and a ready availability of water for bbq contest competitors.