Generous Helpings May 16 + a giveaway

GenerousHelpingsThere are a lot of great tasting events held in Nashville every year, but one of my very favorites  is Generous Helpings. Not only because it benefits the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, but also because it always features food from the best restaurants, caterers and food trucks in the area. And for a really great price. For just $40 (in advance; $50 at the door), you get samples of appetizers, entrees and desserts plus wine and beer. All you can eat and drink, folks. This year, the event will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 16 in the Market House at The Nashville Farmers Market.

Here’s the preliminary (and impressive!) list of participating restaurants--including some of my favorites as well as a few I'm excited to try for the first time:

Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Bella Nashville
Bloomy Rind
Caffe Nonna
Chappy’s Seafood Restaurant
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kickin' Coffee and Tea
Kohana Japanese Restaurant
Kroger Chef Shoppes
Legato Gelato
Mad Platter
Marche Artisan Foods
Margot Café & Bar
Midtown Café
Miel Restaurant
Mirko Pasta
Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts Program
Nothing Bundt Cakes
perl Catering
Pied Piper Creamery
Porta Via Italian Kitchen
Porter Road Butcher
Provence Breads & Café
Red Pony
Riffs Fine Street Food
Riviera Provencial Grill
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
Something Special
Soy Bistro
Sunset Grill
The Turnip Truck
Urban Grub
Yellow Porch

Also, a special treat this year: the Patron's Party will be held at Flyte World Dining and Wine on Monday, May 6. Your $150 ticket to the Patron's Party will get you a night of fantastic food and drinks at one of the city's best restaurants, special gifts and entry into the Generous Helpings tastings event 30 minutes before other ticketholders to stake out the best offerings like a dang VIP.

These events are always a good time. And I'm happy to, once again, be able to offer free tickets to this event! The winner of this giveaway will win TWO tickets (a $100 value!).

Entry #1 (mandatory to win): Second Harvest wants to keep you up to date on the great work they do, so all you have to do to enter the giveaway is sign up for their email list. Come back to this post and leave a comment letting me know that you signed up and you're entered to win!

For up to 4 additional entries, you can also:

1. "Like" Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee on Facebook. (If you already like them, just say so!)
2. Follow @2HarvestMidTN on Twitter. (If you already follow them, just say so!).
3. Follow @lesleyeats on Twitter and tweet Yay! @lesleyeats is giving away tickets to @2HarvestMidTN's Generous Helpings  or something similar (as long as you include the @s and the link!).
4. Like Lesley Eats on Facebook. (Once again, if you already do, just say so in your comment).

Leave a separate comment for each entry (up to five total!) to make sure you've maximized your chances of winning.

The contest will be open from now until Thursday, May 9 at 1pm CDT. The winner will be chosen at random and be notified by email that afternoon and will have until Friday, May 10 at 1pm CDT to respond. If there's no response, I will choose another winner.

Good luck! I hope to see you there!

UPDATE: This contest has closed. Congratulations to commenter #16!

76 thoughts on “Generous Helpings May 16 + a giveaway

  1. marie wallis

    I signed up for second harvest emails.

    you are awesome for offering this giveaway. I hope second harvest raises a lot of awareness and money.

  2. Anna

    I signed up for Second Harvest's newsletter!
    (BTW, thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!!!)

  3. I signed up for the email list, liked Second Harvest on Facebook, and I already liked Lesley Eats on Facebook. Yay! Maybe I'll win?

  4. David Roffwarg

    I liked Lesley Eats and Second Harvest on Facebook and I signed up for the email list. Now I just need good luck!

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