Lewiston: Let’s Keep This Ball Rolling!

20120717-181825.jpgThat fateful day, January 27, 1991 when Scott Norwood kicked that ball into the air during what is now referred to as Super Bowl #1(or the wide right game) we were convinced we were going to win. Nope and the rest is Buffalo Bill’s and WNY history. Our psyche has been knocked around for a long time, and ever since Johnny Carson joked about all of the snow we got during the Blizzard of ’77 we started thinking as if we were nothing but a bunch of losers. 20120717-181836.jpg

Hell, everyone knows Dallas Star Brett Hull was in the crease during Game 6 at the Arena in June of 1999…but we’re not bitter…well…maybe just a little.

20120717-181843.jpg“Baby” Joe Mesi, the undefeated heavy weight boxer from Tonawanda, referred to as Buffalo’s Third Franchise, ended up losing his chance at the big fight due to that last hit…I guess it always does…that ended his career…we just can’t win!

Lucy ALWAYS lifts the football and Charlie Brown ALWAYS tries to kick it anyway.

Something strange happened to me today. First, and I think it is so much of my WNY brainwashing, I was fully prepared to lose the Rand McNally Best Of The Road contest. I cannot say it was based on rational thought, maybe perhaps, simply based on trying not to be too disappointed. It’s sort of like talking yourself out of getting the Schwinn Stingray bike with banana seat when you can only hope for the girly bike with the streamers coming out of the handle bars (too specific?).

I have never been a part of something so special in such a short amount of time. We moved forward so quickly we did not have time to over think the process. I think we were very successful and should feel like winners. Mike and Brian had a blast and fell in love with our small town.

‘Okay…so, we lost. We are not going to “get on the map” on their GPS. We are, however going to be on the Travel Channel on July 25th at 8:00 PM. It may only be for a minute but who cares? The winners will not likely get much more time than we do. How do we keep this momentum and build on it?

We have such an opportunity. What are we going to do with it?

It’s not an end. It’s a beginning.

Lewiston – what’s next?

Have a yummy week!

JudeTheFoodie.com

Best of the Road #LewistonBest Videos and Media Coverage

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I got a Tweet the other day and wanted to be sure to share this video with everyone. Just as Lewiston is competing for Best Food in a small town in America, Brian and Mike – The Road Bros are competing for the best judges. We watch and share their videos and they get closer to their quest.

Remember, get ready to set your DVR for the Travel Channel July 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm to see Lewiston shine on national TV.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwKZUXZqcJ0&feature=youtu.be]

And, just like washing your hair(wash, rinse, repeat) please WATCH, SHARE, REPEAT).

Here are some more links: http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012/06/20/birds-eye-view-of-niagara-and-lewiston/

This is a great post about the Welcome Rally at the Silo http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012/06/25/gracious-and-exciting-welcome-in-lewiston/ For a great summary of the judging day in Lewiston check out this blog: http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012/06/27/lewiston-may-be-small-but-with-huge-heart-and-vast-variety/

Come to Lewiston! http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012/06/28/take-a-lewiston-left-and-see-what-the-locals-have-to-say/

Joshua Maloni of WNY Papers Niagara Frontier Publications did a great job covering the Road Bros! http://blog.bestoftheroad.com/2012/06/22/local-media-coverage-for-team-road-bros-from-lewiston-ny/

And more stuff!

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=go9aesVkv3k&feature=autoshare

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOkVvpxYrog&feature=autoshare

Notoriety – Lewiston Porter High School – Fantastic Job!!!

Have a Yummy Day!

JudeTheFoodie.com

#LewistonBest Big Finish: Water Street Landing

I have been doing a “big review” of the Best of the Road Travel Channel extravaganza last week in Lewiston NY and realized that my phone died before I could post pictures of the Water Street Landing dessert and “Remember Us” closing celebration.
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Brian, Jon DiBernardo (owner of Water Street Landing) and Mike…

You can see that Brian is enjoying Water Street Landing’s Banana Cream Puff Pastry. It is puff pastry dough, French vanilla ice cream, hand whipped cream, sliced bananas, baked meringue.

20120627-111235.jpgSound man Tim digging in to the treat…

20120627-111857.jpgLewiston Porter High School’s own Notoriety sang their a Capella tunes to an admiring audience.

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The lovely and exceedingly talented Anne DiFazio organized all of the entertainment seen here with The Road Bros.

#LewistonBest Big Finish: Water Street Landing

I have been doing a “big review” of the Best of the Road Travel Channel extravaganza last week in Lewiston NY and realized that my phone died before I could post pictures of the Water Street Landing dessert and “Remember Us” closing celebration.
20120627-112404.jpg

Brian, Jon DiBernardo (owner of Water Street Landing) and Mike…

You can see that Brian is enjoying Water Street Landing’s Banana Cream Puff Pastry. It is puff pastry dough, French vanilla ice cream, hand whipped cream, sliced bananas, baked meringue.

20120627-111235.jpgSound man Tim digging in to the treat…

20120627-111857.jpgLewiston Porter High School’s own Notoriety sang their a Capella tunes to an admiring audience.

20120627-112057.jpg
The lovely and exceedingly talented Anne DiFazio organized all of the entertainment seen here with The Road Bros.