Monday, April 11, 2011

Muffin update: stop the press!

"What's that, chief? Muffins?
Is this a joke? Say, what gives?"
The 2011 Relay is less than a week away (it's this Friday!) and the Muffinquest party at Tre Amici @ The Bunker is only a couple of days from now (it's this Wednesday!) so it's time to get serious and bring in the big guns: it's time to alert the mainstream media.
Below is a media advisory I whipped up and submitted to local (Tampa Bay) news agencies, specifically Creative Loafing, the St. Petersburg Times and the Tampa Tribune. If it shows up, I'll be (a little) amazed. If it doesn't, well, I'm not saying you should take their editorial policies as they pertain to the fight against cancer and naming muffins after people into consideration when deciding where to get your news, but I'm not sayng you shouldn't.

Ybor City Coffee Shop To Honor Local Man’s Fundraising Effort In The Fight Against Cancer With Eponymous Muffin

Tampa, Florida — Continuing a proud Tampa Bay tradition of naming stuff after people, such as the Selmon Crosstown Expressway (named after former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and NFL hall of famer Lee Roy Selmon) and McDonald’s restaurant (named after beloved and terrifying children’s entertainer Ronald McDonald), award winning coffee shop Tre Amici @ The Bunker in Ybor City will be naming a muffin after local activist, writer and general irritant Clark Brooks in honor of raising $1500.00 for the American Cancer Society on behalf of Team Daddy-O Alley Katz, a team participating in the Temple Terrace Relay For Life Event (April 15, Greco Middle School). It was originally going to be a sandwich, like the one named after local philanthropist and arts promoter T. Hampton Dohrman but it’s a muffin and that’s fine. Whatever. It will be unveiled to the public and tasted, ironically enough, at a special muffin unveiling/tasting ceremony and social mixer at Tres Amici @ The Bunker in Ybor City this Wednesday night (April 13th) at 7:00 PM.

WHAT: The unveiling of a brand new menu item, a muffin named after Clark Brooks in honor of raising $1500.00 for the fight against cancer.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 13, 7:00 PM.

WHERE: Tre Amici @ The Ybor Bunker, 1907 19th Street, Tampa FL 33605

WHO: Clark Brooks, members of Team Daddy-O Alley Katz, Tre Amici management, guests, friends, family and assorted hipsters and hangers-on, the likes of which can be found frequenting establishments in Ybor City every day of the week.

For more information about the circumstances leading up to this event, visit

For more information regarding Tre Amici @ The Bunker, visit

For more information regarding the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life (specifically, the Temple Terrace Relay) visit

You non-media types, don't let the hashmarks stop you from reading on...

OR MAIL CHECKS AND/OR MONEY ORDERS (payable to The American Cancer Society) TO ME AT:

3655 Coopers Pond Drive, #202,
Tampa, FL, 33614

And if you'd like to RSVP for the Muffinquest party at Tre Amici, you can do so here.

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