Thursday, June 30, 2011

Daihatsu Motors Presents the Fourth Annual Big Dave and Company Xerox Blog of the Year Awards Brought to You by Taco Bell

   Well hello Company, first off let's make a little bit of an administrative note.  For those of you who consumed the Big Dave and Company Podcast this morning will note that three things have changed since this morning: first off we have had a change in sponsors for the award.  I can't say much about our old sponsor due to the legal issues that may be upcoming, but I would just love to say that we welcome Daihatsu Motors aboard.  Secondly, you may notice that this year's winner doesn't come out of the finalists noted this morning on the Podcast.  Well, a lot of things happen here at the Tampax Pearl Worldwide Headquarters right at the eleventh hour, especially when the Coca-Cola Big Dave and Company Blog of the Year Judges Panel is so susceptable to bribes, and the mail comes in the morning.  Also, we did some research and discovered this was the fourth year we have given the award away.  With all that said, we here at Big Dave and Company are proud to announce the winner of the Daihatsu Motors Presents the Fourth Annual Big Dave and Company Xerox Blog of the Year Award Brought to You by Taco Bell:


     I wrote it huge and centered so you could see it.  First off, a little bit about it.  Grilled Cheese Social is a blog written by one MacKenzie Smith of Brooklyn, New York, who...how shall we say...is into grilled cheese.  Yep, that delicious gooey treat that you ate all the time as a kid, and probably usually paired up with tomato soup.  I actually really like mine with bacon, sauteed onions, and tomato.  But that is neither here nor there.  She makes a grilled cheese for every occasion, and comes up with all sorts of amazing grilled cheese recipes and shares them with the world.  She is sort of like an artist in a way.  An artist who works in cheese.  Melted cheese.  That's the best kind of cheese.
    Now, why did the Coca-Cola Big Dave and Company Blog of the Year Judges Panel choose Grilled Cheese Social at the elevanth hour?  All joking about bribes aside, there are lots of simple reasons.  First of all, it is physically impossible to visit this site without drooling, unless of course you have no soul. Ms. Smith takes gigantic, high resolution, color pictures of not only her finished product but all the steps that come in making it, such as this finished product picture of something called "The Meatwad:"



Go ahead, take a moment to wipe up the drool.  By the way, this one starts with meatballs that are already stuffed with cheese.  Go ahead, wipe up that new drool.
     But the pictures and the food potential are not the only reasons for awarding Grilled Cheese Social the Daihatsu Motors Presents the Fourth Annual Big Dave and Company Xerox Blog of the Year Award Brought to You by Taco Bell.  How about the style and personality of the writing?  How about that?  I am down with that.  I love the personality here.  She describes her latest creation, done for Independence Day, as being "everything that Hitler hated."  Which is probably true.  And she has noted how she is "supposed to be some sort of cheese snob."  That is wonderful.  Wonderful and good.  And award winning.
      Thirdly, the recipes.  The creativity.  Both great reasons why Grilled Cheese Social deserves the Daihatsu Motors Presents the Fourth Annual Big Dave and Company Xerox Blog of the Year Award Brought to You by Taco Bell and really the same thing if you get right down to it.  She has done cheesecake, green cheese, Wisconsin, and baked potato themed grill cheeses, and even came up with something called "The Sloppy P" for Fourth of July last year.  It is glorious, and innovative, because I know that there are approximately a million billion things you can do with grilled cheese, but in the end you always have to have the grilled and the cheese part as your starting point.  And not everything in the world that is tasty involves grilled and cheese, you know what I mean?  But everything that involves grilled and cheese is always tasty.  I have a Venn diagram to prove it.
    So congratualations to Grilled Cheese Social, and to MacKenzie Smith, the mind and inspiration and taste buds behind it.  It is a wonderful, wonderful thing that you have done with your little slice of the Internet.  And keep it up.  I even have a suggestion for you.  Do you know how people always put cheddar on their apple pies?  Doesn't that sound like an interesting idea for a grilled cheese?  Sort of a grilled cheese and pudgie pie mix?  I think it does, and I might be tempted to try it myself.  (Editor's Note: We scouted around and she has already sort of done it.)  But then again, I am not an award winning blog, but Grilled Cheese Social is.  It is the winner of the Daihatsu Motors Presents the Fourth Annual Big Dave and Company Xerox Blog of the Year Award Brought to You by Taco Bell.  Congratulations again!  We will leave you all with one more mouth-watering photo.

Makes me say "My, my, my."

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