April 2021


Who else thinks that life can really stink sometimes?Admit it. We’ve all been there. Struggling finances. Lousy relationships. And–GASP–flat beer. But a group in northeast Iowa has found a way to celebrate “Stinky Things” and make them…Well, not so stinky. A few years ago, Jeff Simon and his buddy Ed were sitting in a basement bragging about who could make the better deviled eggs. And chili. And Bloody Marys.You know…The Stinky Stuff.Four years later, that cellar bravado has raised nearly $6000 for the Children’s Hospital in Iowa City…all under the guise of Stinkfest, a competition featuring–you smelled it–deviled eggs, chili, and Bloody Marys.This was the third year for the competition, so the Iowa Roadie was beyond flattered when organizer Jeff invited her to attend. Here was an event that involved drinking for charity.Let me say…It’s so much easier to give back to the community when alcohol is involved.However, I felt…

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