I always enjoy going down to the Taste of Amherst, though I usually manage to steer clear when rains threaten. This year we went over on Sunday and I got a chance to see some of the friends who I always seem to see just at this event. Tony Maroulis, who is the link between UMass and the town of Amherst, was the MC of the event that pitted four people against each other to see who could eat a batch of festival foods the fastest. The honor went to a chap who works at Antonio’s Pizza, who scarfed it all down, as you can see, in record time.
We also got to see my cousin Paul play in the Johnny Memphis band, and his singing and sax on ‘Yeh Yeh” by Georgie Fame was most excellent. We visited with friends, we ate ice cream from our friends at Maple Valley, and we watched the gorgers gorge. A great way to spend a Sunday afternoon!