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Announcing Our "10 Things to Eat Before You Die" Contest Winners

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As you may recall, back before Ike, the Financial Meltdown, and the Vice Presidential Debate, we were having a contest to name 10 Things to Eat Before You Die. We promised to pick some winners and give out some cookbooks. So whether any of the contestants remember the contest or not, we figured we better give out some prizes.

Here are our prizewinners:

First Prize:

Bill Kte'pi

for his list titled:

“Ten Things To Order From A New Orleans Snowball Stand Before You Die”

Bill wins a copy of Luscious Liqueurs: 50 Recipes for Sublime and Spirited Infusions to Sip and Savor by A.J. Rathbun. It seems only fitting that we acknowledge Bill’s list of arcane snowball flavors with a book full of recipes for homemade limoncello, mardarino and other sweet syrups that would taste really good poured over shaved ice.

Second Prize:

Preston Dansfield

for his list titled:

“Top 10 Things That an Idiot that Moved to Oregon Wants to Eat From Houston Every Day”

Preston wins a copy of Cheater BBQ: Barbecue Anytime, Anywhere, in Any Weather by Mindy Merrell and R.B Quinn. With this book, a Crockpot and some Liquid Smoke, you can cook fake barbecue indoors on a rainy day in Oregon that will really remind you of what you’re missing back in Texas.

Third Prize:

Adam Kuban

for his list titled:

“10 Pizzas to Eat Before You Die”

We happen to know that Adam Kuban, the founder of the Slice and A Hamburger Today blogs, is a Kansas “Rock Chalk” Jayhawk. And so we have awarded him a copy of The University of Texas Longhorns Cookbook by Barbara Beery. This is the perfect cookbook to consult while preparing a spread to serve during the November 15 Kansas vs. Texas football game.

Congratulations to all our winners!

To receive your prizes, please e-mail your delivery addresses to keith dot plocek at houstonpress dot com.

-- Robb Walsh

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