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Tobar touts “gourmet cracklins” now served at Barber Park

Grady County Administrator Carlos Tobar appeared giddy Tuesday night in announcing that the concession stand at Barber Park is now serving what he described as “gourmet cracklins.”
Tobar went on to describe the new offering as “gourmet ethnic food.”
Grady County Commission Vice Chairman Ray Prince asked Tobar if cracklins were considered an ethnic food and Tobar said it was a Cajun specialty.
Prince went on to ask Tobar if he knew what cracklins were and Tobar indicated he did not, which prompted County Attorney Kevin Cauley to say “Don’t tell him until after he eats some.”
After the meeting was adjourned, Tobar texted The Messenger Tuesday night, “The gourmet cracklins are amazing!”
In an 11-page request for proposals from prospective concessionaires, Tobar had emphasized a desire for vendors who would offer “ethnic” and “gourmet” food choices.
The lone bidder was Yo Yo’s Wingz N Thangs, 1289 Rest St. S.W., Cairo, owned by Yolanda Davis. Davis took over operation of the concession stand late last month.

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