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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs Back To School Special

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs’ Back To School Special: The Kids are back to school next week and you can celebrate with us every Wednesday in August with Buy One Get One ½ Off on all Black Angus hot dogs! Located at 400 N. Theard Street in Downtown. 985-234-9201

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dog of the Month

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs, located at 400 Theard Street, features a special dog every month, called The One Hit Wonder. July’s One Hit Wonder is the Hot Potato, featuring a bacon-wrapped all-beef angus dog!
The Hot Potato is a bacon-wrapped all-beef black angus dog with french fries, cheddar cheese, sour cream, chopped bacon and chives.

Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is open seven days a week: Sunday through Tuesday from 11 am to 3 pm, and Wednesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm.
Follow Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs on Facebook or visit their website at robsrockindogs.com. Place an order for pick up by calling them at 985-234-9201, or dine in.

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July 18th is National Hot Dog Day

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Wednesday, July 18th is National Hot Dog Day. Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is offering a special for National Hot Dog Day: Buy one dog, get the second one at half price!

Be sure to stop in for National Hot Dog Day, there will also be prizes and giveaways throughout the day. Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is located at 400 Theard Street.
Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is currently looking for a Restaurant Manager with Kitchen Experience.
Phone Number: 985-234-9201 robsrockindogs.com

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Sparks in the Park July 3, 2018

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Mark your calendars for the City of Covington’s 5th annual Sparks in the Park on Tuesday, July 3, 2018. This wonderful family event will celebrate America’s Day of Independence and will begin at    6:30 pm in Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in downtown Covington. Attendees will enjoy patriotic music followed by an exciting fireworks display beginning at dusk (approximately 8:45 pm) presented by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune and the City of Covington.
The show will be a fun, family event for the whole community. “Our ‘Sparks’ fireworks celebration is a wonderful time to get your family together and enjoy Covington,” says Meriwether McGee, Cultural Arts and Events Coordinator for the City of Covington.


New to this event is a “Hot Dog Eating Challenge” at 7:00 p.m. sponsored by Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs. A percentage of proceeds will go to Northshore Families, a non-profit family-driven resource center that serves the greater Northshore area. At 6:30 pm, there will be a free watermelon eating contest for the kids. To register, email robsrockindogs@gmail.com.


Free for kids are face painting and balloon twisting, and concessions will be available for purchase from the Kiwanians and Boy Scout Troop 160. Attendees are welcomed to bring their own chairs   and picnic. This event is free and open to the public.

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs’ Hot Dog Eating Challenge

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs in downtown Covington hosts the Hot Dog Eating Challenge 2018 to benefit Northshore Families Helping Families. The event takes place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 from 6 p.m. To 8 p.m. At the Bogue Falaya Park, located at 213 Park Drive.
Events include a Kids’ Watermelon Eating Contest at 6:30 p.m. The Hot Dog Eating Challenge takes place at 7 p.m., then stick around for Fireworks from Sparks in the Parks at 8:45! Prizes awarded for Challenge Winners. To register for the Hot Dog Eating Challenge, visit online at robsrockindogs.com. Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs is located at 400 N. Theard Street. Phone: 985-234-9201.

Northshore Families Helping Families (NFHF) is a non profit, family driven resource center. NFHF are a group of families, who through their own experiences promote advocacy and are committed to reaching out to other families who have members with disabilities. Their resource center serves the parishes of St. Tammany, Washington, Tangipahoa, St. Helena, East Feliciana and Livingston. For more information about NFHF, call 985-875-0511 or email: info@fhfnorthshore.org

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This Week at the Covington Farmer’s Market

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What a lovely Tuesday, friends, and Wednesday is looking very promising. Join us for a magnificent lunch…delight in the breezes …relax to the tunes of our market musicians. Frankie is preparing her much-sought-after meatloaf and creamed potatoes for lunch tomorrow to be accompanied by black eyed peas and cornbread muffins. It is wonderful for lunch; it is wonderful for supper.

It’s so easy to stock up on the fixins’ for a delightful breakfast at our Wednesday market. Start out with fresh eggs from Double K Farms. Simply scramble your eggs as you usually would, then top with salsa from Siria or her fabulous guacamole. It’s quite delicious on eggs over easy as well. Taylor Farms blueberry jam atop your toast is amazing. What a way to jumpstart your day! For a tasty side, peel a few of Mr. Houston’s red potatoes, cut into small cubes and boil until almost done. Then into a hot fry pan with a little oil and onion and saute until slightly browned and the taters are finished. Chopped bell pepper would add a little pizzazz. I know that many of you will be pleased to hear that Lucy (Blue L Essentials) is now including her famous All Purpose Cleaner to her table of non toxic home & body care.

Saturday will soon dance its way through the market, celebrating the end of the week with pleasant melodies from Chris Talley. So grab your iced coffee from the pavilion, say “hi!” to Ed and take a stroll around the market. Then join us at the demo tent for a taste of Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs. Who knew? Gourmet hot dogs! Can’t wait!

On that stroll through the market, discover treasures like Tessier Gourmet’s heat-n-eat tamales. Pam’s tamales are, simply put, culinary genius. I mean, who else would pair portabella mushroom & beet or chickpeas & kalamata olives and create a gourmet tamale that tastes great? And then there’s her Eggplant Parmesan, Mac N Cheese, Asian Slaw…

While the veggies are taking their end of season slow down (although I did hear that Nick has a few greens), you can still find wonderful things, amazing things here at the Covington Farmers’ Market. Add incredible flavor to plain rice by cooking it in Emily’s bone broth rather than water. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the outcome. Try rubbing your veggies with Vincent and Mauricio’s skordalia before roasting or grilling. Spread skordalia over your choice of artisan breads (Windfield Farms or Happy Flour) and toast for terrific garlic bread.

James has been having a lovely selection of mushrooms (oyter, shiitake and lion’s mane) and each offers incredible taste to a dish. Slice and sauté oyster mushrooms in a pat or two of Mauthe’s sweet cream butter. Sauté with onions, bell pepper, or garlic, or all three, maybe even throw in a few tomatoes (I think J.R. may still have some) and serve over Butter Me Up pasta. Celeste always has a new flavor to try.

Jazz up your Mauthe’s yogurt with a couple of spoonfuls of Robin’s peach bourbon pepper jelly. WOW! Now that’s the way to kickstart your morning. For a gentler nudge into the day, try a few spoons of Althee’s blackberry jelly or monkey butter.

What can I say? There’s always something wonderful and amazing awaiting you at the Covington Farmers’ Market. DO NOT SLEEP IN…you can take a nap on Saturday afternoon.

Lots of love,

Charlene LeJeune

Abundant Life Kitchen

The Covington Farmers’ Market is open each Wednesday, rain or shine, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire and every Saturday from 8a.m. to 12p.m. on the side lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia St. Call (985) 892-1873 for information or visit www.covingtonfarmersmarket.org

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58th Annual Lions Club Parade Mardi Gras Day

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On “Fat” Tuesday, February 28th head to a fun, family finale of “Carnival in Covington 2017” festivities!  Revelers can expect an enhanced and heightened Lions Club Parade, thanks to the energies of Club members and community volunteers who have joined together to uplift and enrich the concluding day of the season in Covington.  Carnival in Covington encompasses the entire Mardi Gras season, officially launched this year by Covington’s own Twelfth Night Marching Club – the St. John Fools of Misrule.  This festive stroll through our historic downtown by the ornately costumed “Fools” sparks the City’s Mardi Gras festivities to follow suit in revelry!

Our local schools and students spend months practicing in preparation for parade day.  “Dancescape Divas & Dudes” have been performing in the Olympia parade and entertaining parade-goers for the past four years.  Artistic director Jessica Boudreau and assistant director Rebecca Boudreau, owners and operators of Dancescape Studios, spend hundreds of hours choreographing routines, designing costumes and expanding their studio rehearsals to include parade marching practice.

Led by 2017 Honorary Grand Marshal – Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Lions Club Parade highlights embrace marchers, motor units and skillfully drawn, crafted and hand-painted float enrichments.

Celebrity guest riders include Saints Superfans:  “Saints Joker”, “Dat Fireman”, “Ye Olde Helmet Guy”, and “Mack the Quack”.  Businesses and non-profits were encouraged to join the parade this year and you’ll see quite a few represented including the English Tea Room, Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs, and James Storehouse.

A significant “face-lift” will be visible in the floats this year.  Through contacts made by Committee members, New Orleans artist, Jared Osterhold, has designed, created props, and led volunteers in hand-painting of the parade floats.  Jared started working in the Mardi Gras business in high school – painting floats and sculpting props – and continued in this off and on for a few years.  His props have appeared on NCIS: New Orleans.  He has illustrated over twenty books for publishers such as Simon & Schuster, for the acclaimed “Olivia” series, and McGraw Hill.  He maintains a steady freelance client list for various illustration and design work.

“The Parade Committee has worked hard to bring the citizens of Covington and the surrounding areas a fresh and enhanced parade, with a New Look, New Life and New Excitement.  Our hope is to make Covington a Carnival Day alternative destination,” Covington City Councilman Larry Rolling, Parade Committee Chairman.  The Lions Club Parade starts at 10:00 a.m., and follows the traditional Covington parade route (map available on covla.com, back of page & covingtonweekly.com!).

But it doesn’t end there – the high spirits of “Carnival in Covington” ignite at the Covington Trailhead immediately following, 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., 419 North New Hampshire Street, where all parade-goers are invited to gather with family and friends to continue the merriment, enjoy music, face painting and craft activities for the children’s amusement.  A presentation of float, antique car, and dance team awards will also take place, plus food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Whether or not you’ve been to Covington on Mardi Gras Day before, join us on February 28th, as a refreshing “Fat” Tuesday awaits you, and start your family’s “Carnival in Covington” tradition this year!

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985-502-8586   rollingdistrictd@aol.com

Mardi Gras Day in Covington  After the parade, some of the businesses downtown will be open, including The English Tea Room & Eatery, The Green Room and Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe.  Keep up with what’s happening downtown at covingtonweekly.com.

 

 

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Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs Photo Contest Underway

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Calling all Rock Stars, come in and take a creative picture rockin’ out on our new piano keys!  Share your picture on the Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs Facebook page and the picture with the most likes wins a free Rockin’ Meal!  Rock On!!  Share, Like, Post and Win!
Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs serves the best gourmet hot dogs on the Northshore.  Open Monday and Tuesday 11 a.m. To 4 p.m. Open Wednesday through Saturday 11 a.m. To 8 p.m.  Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs caters, and they are now available to order through Curbside2Go!  Located at 400 N. Theard St. in downtown Covington.                   985-234-9201   robsrockindogs.com

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Gift Cards Always A Good Stocking Stuffer

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Gift Cards are a great choice for that hard-to-buy for person on your list. The English Tea Room & Eatery has gift cards for that tea enthusiast, with over 200 loose teas to choose from, as well as accessories. 985-898-3988  englishtearoom.com

Downtown Covington welcomes Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs, who have gift cards for their gourmet dogs!  Call 985-234-9201 and visit robsrockindogs.com