In this podcast episode, I talk with B.J. Mannix, owner of Mannix Pools and Grills in Winter Haven, FL. Two weekends ago, B.J. and his team hosted the first annual Chain of Lakes Eggfest. By all accounts, it was a huge success. Attendees numbering at about 600 or more enjoyed amazing food, the cook teams had a blast, and more than anything, the Boys and Girls Club and Girl’s Inc. of Winter Haven came out as big winners.
I want to give a special shoutout to Grove Roots Brewing in Winter Haven, FL for allowing B.J. and myself to set up for this podcast interview. If you enjoy craft beer brewed locally and find yourself in the Central Florida area, a trip to Grove Roots is an absolute must.
After Listening to This – Please Read Chris Grove’s Article on the 2018 Chain of Lakes Eggfest
Chris Grove wrote an excellent article over at NibbleMeThis.com covering this year’s event. His team won the People’s Choice award, and when you see the photos of what they were serving up, you’ll understand why! If you ever have the chance to attend an Eggfest event where Nibble Me This is cooking, you have to go. Those folks are culinary Ninjas!
Sponsors Make This Happen
No event of this scale can get off the ground without the generous financial assistance from sponsors. B.J. wanted me to make sure and reference the following companies and individuals whose financial donations helped make the 2018 Chain of Lakes Eggfest possible.
- Somewhere Sports Bar
- SJMS Inc
- Salt Strong
- Tech Mate
- John May & Associates
- The Scheck/Lewis Group at Morgan Stanley
- Citizens Bank & Trust
- Coffman’s Irrigation
- Costello Insurance
- American Liberty Mortgage
- Carpenter Contractors of America
- Andrea’s restaurant
- Roden Pools
- Benchmark Calibration
If you are associated with or do business with any of these fine companies and individuals, and you enjoyed this year’s Chain of Lakes Eggfest, please thank them for their support.
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