Two years ago, Valentine’s Day fell on a Saturday. The 7th Street Theatre was showing one of their irresistible classic movies for Take your Honey To Hoquiam ( Feb. 11th & 12th they’re showing Romancing the Stone!). Driving along Lincoln Street in Hoquiam, I glanced over as we passed Als’ Humdinger. The outside picnic table was covered with a tablecloth, lighted candles glowed softly, and a young couple were cuddled up under a warm blanket. The cuisine of the evening was accompanied by a bottle of sparkling apple cider. Naturally, I melted. Turned into a cooing damp-eyed female right then and there.
Okay, enough mushy stuff! Mark Wednesday, February 9th on your calendar. From 11:30 until 1:30 the City of Hoquiam is hosting a Relay for Life Clam Chowder Cook-Off! For a mere $5.00 you may get in line to be the judge for the many entries ; Chimacum Chowder, Manhattan Clam Chowder, Pacific Northwest Clam Chowder, just to name a few. Yes, I am planning to enter my very own version of clam chowder for this event, and have my fingers crossed that the discerning culinary critiques will overwhelmingly vote mine as the very best. But no matter, the $5.00 will go toward a very worthy cause. Head for Hoquiam City Hall, on 8th Street for lunch on Wednesday!