Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sweet Polly And Jolly Jon Radio Show

I can't imagine that there was anyone who was not glued to their radio between 10:30 and noon today, unless you happened to attend this event at Square 1 Burgers & Bar in person. Two of the Bay areas top food bloggers were interviewed on 1250 WHNZ. Sweet Polly, the high priestess of The Epicurean Perils of Sweet Polly, shared the air waves with The SOG City Oracle during this remote broadcast.

Sweet Polly and I were interviewed by Ian Beckles, the most gregarious and charming host of his program Flavor of Tampa Bay. From Mr. Beckles's Facebook page earlier today: "Some of Tampa's top food bloggers are on Flavor of Tampa Bay right now. Tune in now till noon to hear from "Epicurean Perils of Sweet Polly" and "The SOG City Oracle" about their favorite dishes around Tampa Bay. 1250 AM or"

My friend and fellow blogger, Sweet Polly
Now this is how we did it at WSCM Radio, 1290 on your dial, Tall Tower Town and Country Radio, back in the sixties.

Well, all right, it's your show. We'll do it your way.

For those unfamiliar with Ian Beckles, I provide this little snippet from Wikipedia: "Beckles was drafted in the fifth round of the 1990 NFL draft and started immediately for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at right guard. The rookie was a bright addition to an interior line that had struggled with guards Tom McHale, John Bruhin and Carl Bax.

Beckles became a mainstay during his seven seasons with the Bucs, along with left tackle Paul Gruber and center Tony Mayberry, while the left guard and right tackle positions were in flux from season to season. During his time, the Bucs had 1,000 yard rushers and Reggie Cobb (1992) and Errict Rhett (1994, 1995).

Beckles, who wore jersey no. 62, departed as a free agent after the 1996 season, inking a deal with Philadelphia."

While Ian may have been thrilled to have Sweet Polly and I on his radio show, it was my bride, the Belle of Ballast Point, who was thrilled to meet Beckles. She is the football fanatic in the family. I'm just the cook.

All of us had a very enjoyable morning at Square 1 Burgers & Bar on Henderson in Tampa this morning. We were treated like stars by staff and management. It was a real thrill to be invited to Ian Beckles's program, Flavor of Tampa Bay.

The  Flavor Of Tampa Bay radio show, hosted by Ian Beckles, airs Sundays 10:30 a.m.-noon, 1250 WHNZ.


  1. Good times, my friend. I surely couldn't have done it without you. Smooches to you and the BOBP. <3

    1. As "they" say, "All for one and one for all." I'm glad I was able to offer some moral support. You were great, though. And, you are famous now. Remind me to get your autograph the next time we get together.

      Smooches right back to you and UD from me and the BOBP.