A feast for a king?

Gluttony

A commenter on Clr. Buck's blog was inquiring as to my opinion on the recent annual South lake fundraiser hosted here in town that is Mardi Gras themed: http://evelynmbuck.blogspot.com/2012/01/mardi-gras-in-aurora-is-spectacular.html

The commenter seemed to elude to a comparison between it and an elitist fundraising event I commented on that was hosed, not surprisingly at the Aurora "Cultural" centre.

I have not, nor do I intend on attending either.  From the outside I don't see the comparison, at least not a complete one, but I'm willing to make ones that do jump out, perhaps what caught this poster's eye.

The levee at the Cultural center was an unnecessarily exclusive event. 

It's low attendance spoke volumes of how effective it was as a fundraiser.

As for the Mardi Gras event, it is certainly interesting that organizers and members of our municipal government in the region would rally around this theme above others.

From the countless pictures I've seen of elected officials all dressed up like Barbie Prince and Princesses, it all looks so cheesy.

Mardi gras is of course French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season.

If there is any comparison to draw perhaps it could be to the Mayor's attitude when attending a recent outlandish affair held to commemorate the ground breaking of an incinerator.  He walked away with a shovel and a full stomach that we as tax payers foot the bill for.

I can't be sure that there was truffle salt sprinkled like fairy princess dust all over the food at the Mardi Gras event, it wouldn't surprise me either way.

On somewhat of a tangent it makes me wonder if truffle salt is more or less insoluble than road salt.

If it is perhaps we just found our solution to the crazy road salt collection issue that Clr. Buck rose on her blog recently.

The difference I see in these two events has already been covered in one of Evelyn's follow up posts.

The Southlake event wasn't housed at the "Cultural" Centre, and it wasn't funded by our tax dollars being passed of as a cultural offering which it clearly wasn't.  Nor did it create a barrier for Aurorans to honor their men and women in service I don't care if a bunch of fuddy-duddies want to play dress-up for an evening.

I've been to New Orleans (before the recent wave of devastation), and none of this captures the spirit that I recall.

New Orleans is the home of real jazz (not Jazz"+" , the new Coke of that genre). 

No, you can walk in off the street and sit down and listen to some kids in some nowhere bar blow your ears.

It's also the home of spookiness, hauntings, great ghost walks and real magic.

And then of course there's the food.

In the French Quarter a hotdog is served with a Chili Po-Boy, and it costs less than $6:
http://johnnyspoboys.com/menus/po-boys/hot-dog-with-chili-po-boy/

I expect if this was attempted in Aurora by the minds that grind out the events at the Cultural Centre we would see something served more along the lines of this:
http://www.thestar.com/living/food/article/1120185–introducing-the-100-hotdog-infused-with-2-000-a

Better bring Mr. Creosote a bucket to catch all that culture.

You need a healthy appetite for those that want to be king.

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