June 6, 2014 12:18 pm

BLOG: Morning News Rewind – June 6

The motors are revving at Saskatchewan International Raceway as drag racing is underway for another season.

The motors are revving at Saskatchewan International Raceway as drag racing is underway for another season.

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On Friday’s Morning News, Joel speaks with Cris Nannarone, who is looking for Saskatoon’s best burger and Melissa had on the racing gear at SIR as another season of drag racing is underway.

Also on the show, Sierra Bender, author of Goddess to the core, explains what women will get out of her workshop taking place this weekend and Whispered Words performed their song “Old Letters.”

Searching for Saskatoon’s best burger

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This morning I got a chance to sit down with Cris Nannarone; he’s the host of CMT’s cooking show “Best in Chow.” Cris is in Saskatoon filming season two of his series and will be trying out burgers at three different local restaurants.

He’s a comedian that’s had a lot of experience traveling around North America and trying different cuisine. He admitted to me during that interview that he has yet to find a burger that he doesn’t like in Saskatoon.

The interview made me think to my own travels and the different types of food I’ve eaten during along the way. As a former track and field athlete, I was fortunate enough to travel through much of North America for competitions, and at each turn, I was always trying to find a new place to eat.

I have also traveled a great deal in Central and South America and sampled many of the local cuisine. Whether it was Sonney’s BBQ Shack in Gainesville, Florida or a street taco in Santa Elana, Guatemala, memories of good eats fill my past travels.

Shows like “Best in Chow” or Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” appeal to me because it combines two of the things I love: food and travel.

It will be interesting to watch the episode of “Best in Chow;” I am not sure if I could pick just three places to have a burger in this town!

SIR revs up for another season of drag racing

Today was my first time visiting the Saskatchewan International Raceway. Skippy has a wealth of knowledge to share about the sport as he’s been racing for many years.

The father/daughter duo we met were fantastic! It was great to see family bonding through something they share such a passion for.

I have yet to see a live race in person but having Skippy and Leanne describe it to me really amped up my curiosity. Even being able to sit inside and get a driver’s perspective was neat as I got a feel for what it’s like to be in such a confined space.

Seeing as I am a bit of a thrill seeker hopefully soon I’ll be able to ride along with them this race season.

Goddess to the core workshop

Sierra Bender, author of Goddess to the core, explains what women will get out of her workshop taking place this weekend.

Whispered Words perform “Old Letters”

The band Whispered Words talk about their upcoming CD release and perform their song “Old Letters.”

Joel and Kevin preview Monday’s Morning News

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