On our plates: Pizza Wars wraps up soon, Elkhart County 4-H Fair contest, more

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By: Danielle Waldron
dwaldron@flavor574.com

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As we wave goodbye to June, we gear up for the thick of summer and all it has to offer in our area, starting with… 

FOURTH OF JULY RECIPES 

Fourth of July this year falls on a Saturday, so there’s the chance to squeeze a few celebratory cookouts into the weekend. 

Whether you’re hosting or being a guest this year, we’ve got you covered with easy cookout foods to bring and share, festive foods and drinks fit for a celebration

For more recipe inspiration, check out Flavor 574’s curated board on Pinterest

Follow Flavor 574’s board A Festive Fourth of July on Pinterest.

PIZZA WARS FINAL VOTING ROUND OPEN 

There’s little time left to vote in Pizza Wars. 

The final two pizzerias to go head-to-head were announced last week as the final round of voting kicked off Friday, June 26. 

Marshall County’s Wooden Peel and Kosciusko County’s The Cafe at the Bowling Alley are the last two pizzerias standing in the competition. Voting ends Monday, June 29, and the winner and Critic’s Choice pick will be announced Tuesday, June 30, according to the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC). 

Voting is underway through Monday, June 29 on the NITDC’s website.  

NEW CONTEST JOINS THE MIX AT THIS YEAR’S FAIR 

‘Anything Goes’ at this year’s Elkhart County 4-H Fair, at least with sweet peppers, that is. 

Purdue Extension of Elkhart County announced last week the addition of the “Anything Goes with Sweet Peppers” contest Saturday, July 25, according to previous Flavor 574 reporting. 

The only requirement is that the dish’s main ingredient must be sweet peppers and the recipe must be homemade. 

For more contest details, see the full story on Flavor 574.

And just for fun… 

STAFF SAMPLES NEW STARBUCKS FRAPPUCCINO FLAVORS 

Last week, Flavor 574, The Elkhart Truth and 95.3 MNC staff sampled Starbucks’ six new Frappuccino flavors: Caramel cocoa cluster, cotton candy, lemon bar, cinnamon roll, cupcake and red velvet cake. 

The flavors were rolled out in celebration of the drink’s 20th anniversary, according to Starbucks. Customers can vote for their favorite flavor through June 30 and the winning drink will be announced July 3 and will be available for a special price, according to the company. 

 

Follow digital producer Danielle Waldron on Twitter @DanielleWaldron.  
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