WINNERS: Bobby Flay Limerick Throwdown

by in View All Posts, July 15th, 2009

You guys really went all out for our Bobby Flay limerick contest! We recieved over 300 entries on and It was a hard choice, but below are the three submissions that stood out to us:

#1 – Jeremy found our FN Dish contest on Facebook and submitted this witty limerick:

There once was a cow who was stricken
With the need to make us eat more chicken
But one fateful day
The cow met Bobby Flay
And now she thinks beef’s finger-lickin’!

#2 – We felt that Karen captured the soul of Bobby’s burger outlook:

“A burgers just a burger” you’ll say
Until you’ve found Bobby Flay.
The meat you’ll be grilling
And the fixins’ make them thrilling
“A burgers just a burger? – Not Today!”

#3 – Ah, the Sherwood family. Their full-family participation (mother, father and daughter) really impressed us. Here are four of the twenty limericks they submitted, starting with Sherwood Father, Terry, after he apparently realized his wife was spending all day coming up with limericks for our contest:

There once was a blogger named Rose,
Who obsessively tried to compose,
Five limericks a day
About Bobby Flay,
Will she win only Food Network knows!


My husband thinks he’s the grill master,
But Bobby Flay cooks so much faster.
He grills meat with heat
And his burgers are treats.
My spouse is becoming a true bastard.


There once was a husband and wife
Who sat up all night in strife.
With no time to play,
It was limericks All Day!
Obviously, they had no life.

– Laira (Sherwood Daughter)

Thank you FN for all of the fun.
We’ve played the game and had a good run.
It’s Bobby’s last wish
That we should finish.
Flay’s burgers have certainly won!

– Terry and Rose


Hope everyone had as much fun writing these limericks as we did reading them. Should we do more contests like this? Shout out your suggestions!

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Comments (19)

  1. Becky says:

    Please do more limerick contests — they are fun!

  2. Becky says:

    More limerick contests for all!
    While writing them I had a ball.
    If these contests are through
    And do not continue
    My mood will go in to free fall!

  3. Rose Sherwood says:

    My daughter will not let me live down–
    The fact–I misspelled her name. FROWN!
    It’s Laura not Laira
    Who’s not liking her ma.
    FN–we had fun being out of bounds.

    Please do continue these contests.
    Terry thinks he’s the writer who’s best.
    I found Bobby’s Quiz!
    So, call ME the Whiz!
    I”ll take the book and fly the nest!

    I can’t stop the compulsion to rhyme. Thank you for selecting our limericks. This was all done for word fun and exercising our “old” brains. Bobby’s cookbook is icing in the burgers! Everyone who submitted limericks did a great job. We enjoyed reading through all of them.

    Rose Sherwood

  4. Becky says:

    Well, since it seems that no one else wants to post any comments, I think I will try to leave a limerick a day until I run out of ideas, or you shut down this site!

    Alton Brown is a guy from the city.
    On his Food Network shows he’s quite witty.
    He just loves to act crazy
    And we know he’s not lazy.
    I salute him in this little ditty.

  5. Cheft says:

    They keep deleting the post

  6. Becky says:

    Okay, here’s another one — writing these limericks is great exercise for the aging brain!

    Paula Deen is a sweet Southern belle.
    When watching her shows you can tell
    That she’s gracious and kind.
    If she doesn’t mind
    I would like to tell her she’s just swell!

  7. Becky says:

    Oh Giada, your meals I have tasted.
    Please don’t feel that your talents are wasted
    On your cooking show
    Because that’s where I go
    To learn how foods are broiled, baked, or basted

  8. Becky says:

    For party foods see Ina Garten.
    Her sensible tips help to smarten
    Your food and décor.
    You can’t ask for more,
    And her pleasant smile really does hearten.

  9. Becky says:

    The Neelys make great barbecue.
    It’s their way to say, “I love you.”
    And they do like their pig.
    They start dancing a jig
    Every time it is on the menu.

  10. Becky says:

    The food that is cooked by fair Sunny
    Is so good it is not even funny.
    She cooks with such charm
    That it would do no harm
    To just watch her – she’s right on the money!

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