A few days off from lunch duty

And I’m not sure what’s better… heading to Miami in February or getting a break from lunch box duty.

Luckily, this week I get both.

Today we leave for our annual pilgrimage to the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. I’ll be covering various events for the AP. I’ll probably also be forced to try some really amazing food and wine. Over and over again.

It really is a hardship assignment.

Parker will be eating today’s lunch on the plane. Mostly snacks and whatever else I jam into his backback in the rush to get out the door. And when we get to Miami, finally going to check out Yardbird, a serious up and comer in the restaurant world. Tried to eat there last year but they couldn’t fit us in.

I entirely expect Parker to avail himself of the opportunity to mingle with the stars. In years past he elbowed his way in on an interview with Jamie Oliver…



And he couldn’t resist meeting Rachael Ray…



I’ll be curious to see who he ambles up to this year… Stay tuned.

And by the way, since I’m on the road there won’t be a lunch gear giveaway tomorrow. But I promise next week’s will be cool enough to make up for it!

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3 Responses to “A few days off from lunch duty”

  1. Julie says:

    Have fun!

  2. Lynn says:

    What a lucky boy! Good that he is brave enough to approach celebrities. I remember the story about you trying to get him to ask the deli worker for some cheese by himself.