Naperville Chef Showdown:
Last night Loaves & Fishes Community Services held their inaugural Naperville Chef Showdown, which helped raise money for the food pantry and services they provide. With two celebrity guest chefs, Eddie Sweeney from Catch 35 and Danny Gil from Hugo’s Frog Bar and Fish House, the cook-off took place in the food disruption area of the building. Each chef got two sous chefs, one being Mayor Chirico, and had a secret ingredient thrown at them at the top of the hour, which was (fittingly) fish! Each team had to make an appetizer, main dish, and dessert all from ingredients found in the pantry. At the end of the night Eddie Sweeney from Catch35, Mayor Chirico and Nikki Anderson took the victory after the judges’ deliberation. Loaves and Fishes hopes to continue this event for years to come.
Grilled Cheese Goodness:
And while we’re on the topic of food – today happens to be National Grilled Cheese Day. Downtown Naperville’s Everdine’s is celebrating by offering customers any grilled cheese sandwich on their menu for just $5. The offer is good through 8 p.m. today.
Talk on Martin Luther King Jr.:
In other news – last night at the Nichols Library, musician, historian and radio personality Clarence Goodman gave his presentation, “In the Belly of the Beast: King in Chicago,” a look at Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy throughout the Chicagoland area. He shared stories of Dr. King taking on Mayor Daley to push for better living conditions, and hosting a rally at Soldier Field. Dr. King also made a stop in Naperville in 1960, speaking to students at North Central College.
Benet/North Baseball Match-up:
Boys baseball got underway last night with Benet Academy welcoming the Huskies to their field for what finally felt like a spring season game. Huskies got on the board first in the top of the first, thanks to a walk with the bases loaded but Benet came back to tie the game in the fourth inning with a nice little single by Collin Berry. Huskies doing what they do best, running away with it late in the game thanks to an RBI from Brendan Lacey and a bunt from Jared Dunnett to help the Huskies to a 3-2 victory.
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