By far, this has been the most exciting week since we started our blog over two years ago.
On October 31, Howard Magazine printed a four-page story about our 2 Dudes blog. Click here for the story. It includes pictures of us from a photo shoot at Lee Lynn's Restaurant (one of our favorites) and from our time as judges at the Howard County Iron Chef Competition. Plus, the Howard Magazine reporter Cheryl Clemens was extremely nice and patient with us when she conducted our first big interview at our house.
To top things off, our story appears in the magazine's Best of Dining 2013 publication which is one of their most popular and well read editions.
When it seemed like the week could not get any better, it did.
2 Dudes blog was nominated for a Mobbie (Maryland's Outstanding Blogs Award) in the Best Food Blog category.
Guess who nominated us? None other than the veteran HoCo food blogger HowChow. That's right, HowChow nominated us for a Mobbie award. Mr. HowChow has been our long time supporter and "Blog"father. He nominated us even though his own food blog is in the same category as ours.
This just blew us away. He definitely gets our vote for the "Coolest Dude" award - and we think he'll get (and deserves) a Mobbie award too.
Then our teacher Mrs. Doff, who follows our blog, wrote on our Facebook page that she voted for us. And my school newspaper teacher Mr. VW, who has his own Rus VanWestervelt blog nominated for a Mobbie, voted for us.
This has been a really crazy good week.
We are very grateful for all the support we have gotten from our community, teachers, mentors, family and readers.
Voting for the Mobbies started this week and will continue until November 14. Please consider voting for us, HowChow and our blogger friends such as Village Green/Town Squared, and The Baltimore Diner.
Click here to vote.
Check out a list of HoCo blogs here