It was all about the gumbo Tuesday at The B.O.B. Make that Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B.

The nine-hour Fat Tuesday celebration included a gumbo competition, a masquerade contest, music, street performers, Creole cuisine and a craft beer and specialty coffee pairing.

But with nearly two and a half dozen entries, it was all about the gumbo -- with 100.5 The River's own Andy Rent serving up his own homemade version of the delectable dish.

The top three finishers in The B.O.B.'s Fat Tuesday Gumbo Challenge were Gander's, a new restaurant opening next month at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Grand Rapids Airport; Bootleg; and Squirrels 2. In the People's Choice category, What the Gumbo took first and CitySēn Lounge second.

The masquerade contest had more than a half dozen entries, with some true Mardi Gras partisans on hand vying for the $500 grand prize.

100.5 The River Celebrates Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B.

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