Calling all bakers!! Miamisburg needs you. Saturday June 14th is the 4th Annual Rock N Green Tomato Festival. One of the features is a “GREEN TOMATO PIE CONTEST.”
Can you bake the best pie? Do you have what it takes? Can you be the champ? Prizes will include 1st, 2nd and 3rd place trophies. Register and prove you have the skills to make the most delicious pie of them all!
The judges for this contest are the only locals with mouths big enough to fit the bill, Chef House, Hungry Jax and Big Ragu from Food Adventures !
***TO ENTER THE BAKING CONTEST, Fill out and send in this form by June 11th ! —> click here for form
You have to register by June 11th, then bring your pie to Ron’s Pizza house at 5:30pm on June 14th. The contest begins at 6pm. Ron’s will keep your pie warm or cold for you at your direction. The Food Adventures Crew are serious eaters, and are sure to have their taste buds tuned up and ready for the test … Are you kitchen savvy enough to win? Then get your oven mitts, pie crusts, and baking pans ready for this Green Tomato Pie Baking Contest. But most of all, you have to sign up !
This event promises to be a festive Food Adventure at Miamisburg’s Riverfront Park!
The Rock N Green Tomato Festival is relatively new, but has picked up a loyal following in 4 short years.
This cozy festival is a blast and a MUST EAT on your summer list of festivities. It is a friendly, fun atmosphere with plenty of food and drink. Speaking of which..
We also have a side contest*** WANT TO WIN DINNER with THE FOOD ADVENTURE CREW at the Rock n Green Tomato Festival for you and a friend? Then comment on the story below and tell us why you deserve it! One winner will be chosen at random, and they may bring a guest and meet us at the festival at 4pm. It looks like Hamburger Wagon Burgers and Ron’s Pizzas are on the menu ! You cant beat a free dinner for you and a pal with 2 original Dayton Food Adventurers!
WHEN: SATURDAY JUNE 14th from Noon – 11pm
WHERE: Downtown Miamisburg, next to Ron’s Pizza At Riverfront Park
— CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT $250 to winner – click here to enter –
— LIVE MUSIC from Noon – 11pm – schedule of bands here –
— 5k RUN/WALK at 10am – click here to register –
— FOOD AND MERCHANDISE VENDORS – -want to be a vendor? CLICK HERE –
— HAMBURGER EATING CONTEST
— KIDS GAMES and BOUNCY CASTLE
— HULA HOOP CONTEST
— JITTERBUG CONTEST
*****For all the event info visit: www.rockngreentomato.com/ *****
The Food Adventures Crew will see you there ! Don’t forget to comment on this article for a chance to win dinner with them the night of the festival !
Browse through our Food Adventure photo gallery below from past 3 years of “Rock n Green Tomato Festivals.” Also, “like” Food Adventures on Facebook by clicking HERE !
Who do you send to interview a local celebrity? Who will give them the respect they deserve, not be intimidated in their presence and yet push to get the answers to the tough questions everyone wants to know? Well, how about having them interview themselves?We did and here goes, Dayton Most Metro presents Jim Bucher on Jim Bucher:
BUCH: so how have you been?
BUCH2: good, it was a bit of a surprise to be out of the TV biz after almost 30 years.
BUCH2: yes, it’s funny, I’ve seen many people come and go and guess it was my turn.
BUCH: so what have you been up to?
BUCH2: about 6.1! Lol No, really I’ve been reinventing myself. Launched a website buchtvguy.com that sells my unique services.
BUCH: and those services are?
BUCH: sounds cool, but let me ask you Buch.
BUCH2: yes Buch shoot.
BUCH: so what’s changed and what is the most memorable moment or event of your career in broadcast news.
BUCH2: wow great questions.
BUCH2: well, when I started there was cable TV and a few channels but now with satellite and Internet there are so many choices.
I think the biggest change is, it’s still commercial TV, so advertisers support it. The pie is the same, but now the pie is cut up in little teeny tiny slices so everything is sold.
Weather brought to you by, sports is sponsored by, etc.
I was waiting for ‘the following knife fight is courtesy of the knife show this weekend!’
For instance, way back a certain station’s investigative reporter reported on an alleged Used Car Lemon that was sold to a woman that wanted her money back.
So this certain reporter did his job and tried to get compensation from the local dealer.
Well the stories on problem used cars stopped when the dealer pulled his ads and money.
So what stories aren’t getting told?
Back when TV stations and investigative units went after everyone and everything if there was an injustice. That’s gone for the most part.
BUCH: and what about events you have covered?
BUCH2: wow, been so many. The Wire to Wire Reds run to the World Series in 1990.
The Oklahoma City bombing.
Miamisburg train derailment and the list goes on.
BUCH: a favorite?
BUCH: you made a career out if corny.
BUCH2: watch it, but I’ve met and interviewed many stars, Tony Randall, Carol Channing. Chris Rock, Phil Collins and tons of comics, but my favorite is talking to the people in my hometown about fairs, festivals, new local businesses or a charitable event to help someone or an organization raise money.
And the opportunity to tell those stories where I grew up and live and all the great local history here.
Stuff I didn’t know about.
One thing about the job that I’m forever grateful for is the opportunity and support channel 2 gave me and the TV platform in which to do it.
BUCH: bravo Buch!
BUCH: always a jokester.
BUCH2: wouldn’t have it any other way.
BUCH: say goodbye Buch.
BUCH2: goodbye Buch, but not so long.
Today, some hearty fellow Daytonians followed in their footsteps, sort of. They looked at piles of debris and said, “I think I can row this.”
And then they tried.
At Riverscape, in the shadow of the Engineers Club and a statue of the Wright Brothers taking flight, we watched do-it-youselfers take part in Dayton’s Outrageous River Derby. If I heard emcee Commodore Jim Bucher of WDTN Channel 2 correctly, this was the 14th one.
But it was my first, and it turned out to be a beautiful day to hang out by the river for some silly fun. The gist of the event is this: Make a raft, any kind of raft, get it in the river, and race it down the river a hundred yards or so. Try not to sink.
Themes included a Lady Gaga boudoir and an Abe Lincoln who looked suspiciously like a plastic Jesus with an electrical tape beard. A last-minute entry was made of a pipe frame, cardboard, saran wrap and duct tape.
Was there lots of duct tape, you ask?
Did Wilbur wear a funny hat?
The paddle prizes didn’t go only to the swift. The judging panel included an engineer, some student artists from Stivers and K-12 gallery, who gave out prizes in categories like creativity and most-likely-to-sink before the race even started. I can’t tell you who won the superlatives because we’d taken a pause from the sun to get snacks for our boys.
But then again, I can tell you who won: Everyone there because it was just goofy fun, a gorgeous blue sky, a soft breeze and a great time at Riverscape.
After we downed our snacks, we sat at the river’s edge and watched the race. Honest Abe got a little dishonest help from someone pushing, and Lady Gaga was surprisingly strong. What I mean by that is that I still have no idea how she stayed afloat.
But they finished second and third. The race went to Poor Man’s Kayak, which turned out to be a fine kayak indeed, held aloft by rows and rows of one-liter soda bottles on its underside and sped along by a very able rower with a great sense of balance.
I’m not sure we’d have made Orville and Wilbur proud, but I have no doubt our hometown ingenuity would’ve made them laugh.