We challenged people in the fast-growing town of Mission, B.C., to try local eating for 100 days starting on June 1. Nearly 100 people signed up on the spot - and we couldnt resist signing up, too.
Were back on a fully local diet, this time with plenty of company and a camera crew taking it all in for the Food Network. Can a community change the way it eats? Lets find out. If youre in Mission and taking the challenge, we want to hear from you. And its never to late to get involved: Join in for a month, a week, even a single meal.
DAY 23: 100-mile party in Mission this upcoming Friday night, everyone welcome, locavore or not. See you there - here are the details:
Bad Dog Grill Musical Performance: The Lolligagers
Support the 100-Mile Diet Challenge
By now you have heard the buzz about the 100-Mile Diet Challenge in Mission. The challenge entails the eating within 100 miles for 100 days starting in June. The Food TV Network has engaged Paperny Films to show how citizens of Mission find this challenge. Local merchants and local restaurants have signed on to the challenge and are working to provide a local diet to participants. Bad Dog Grill is one of the restaurants involved in the 100-Mile Diet Challenge and has created a special menu in support of those taking on the challenge.
Scott & Annette Williams and Lori Abercrombie, owners of the Bad Dog Grill undertook the challenge of the 100-Mile Diet as a way to differentiate themselves from the corporate chain restaurants in the community and have enthusiastically embraced the idea of fresh, local, and seasonal foods on their menu. Williams and Abercrombie have even gone as far as ordering in local flour, spelt and hazelnut flour as well as accessing local wines to add to their menu.
On June 27, the Bad Dog Grill welcomes musical performers, The Lolligagers, who will be performing a set of cover tunes, including Celtic and Folk favorites. Laura Cameron of the Lolligagers, one of the many participants in the 100-Mile Diet, along with band members, James Minchau and Trevor Saunders will come out for an evening of music in celebration of Missions participation in the 100-Mile Diet. This musical evening will provide a social space for all 100-Mile Diet participants as well as residents of Mission who are interested in the 100-Mile Challenge to come out and share information on and stories about local foods.
Come out and enjoy Bad Dog Grills new 100-Mile Diet Menu while enjoying an evening of music starting at 7:30 pm. Those interested in attending this event are asked to reserve their seating with Bad Dog Grill at (604) 820-2669. Seating is limited. To learn more about Bad Dog Grill and their involvement in the 100-Mile Diet visit them online.
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