This is kind of silly, but I don't care: I applied to an instagram contest to win tickets to Hope and Main's Lobster Boil in Warren, RI, and I won! The premise was to take a photo at Dave's Market of a locally produced food item. Hope and Main is a culinary business incubator, so many of the products that are on shelves are the result of Hope and Main's support.
My winning entry --I'm assuming it was a random drawing?-- is the cover photo. I've met the folks of The Backyard Company several times during food expos and events, and I was excited to find out they make salsa now. I actually bought that jar of salsa as a gift, to bring to Thassos island for Tassos and his family because they love Mexican food.
A taste of RI mixed with a taste of New Mexico, on Thassos island. All of my homes together.
Anyway, it was exciting to get the news this morning that I'd won and have Lobster to look forward to in a couple of weeks