Mayor Menino and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Co-chairs of US Conference of Mayors Food Policy Task Force Make Friendly Wager Over AFC Championship
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January 18, 2013
Mayor's Press Office

As Sunday’s AFC Championship Game approaches, the mayors ofBostonandBaltimorewill also put local food pride on the line. Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Chair of the US Conference of Mayors Food Policy Task Force will speak via phone with Food Policy Task Force Vice-Chair and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to set a friendly wager. Under the terms, the losing mayor will send the other mayor food unique to their city’s local food markets. If the New England Patriots win on Sunday, Mayor Rawlings-Blake will send: crab cakes from Faidley's; stuffed cabbage from Sophie's Place; fruit salad from Kay's Produce; and Berger bookies and Kruschiki (Polish bow cookies) from Sophie's Place. But if the Baltimore Ravens defeat the Patriots, Mayor Menino will send a locally-sourced dinner to Mayor Rawlings-Blake, giving her a taste of real,New Englandfare. Mayor Menino’s wager includes: Local seafood, with the help of Red’s Best Seafood and sweet, savory, and spicy fare, care of Boston’s best incubator kitchen, CropCircle Kitchen: Alex’s Ugly Hot Sauce, the Dragon variety; Deborah’s Kitchen Jams; Nella Pasta; Vianne Chocolate; and Whoopie Monsters’ Whoopie Pies.


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