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
fido
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
Mason’s
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
{PUB}licity
Red Pony
Riffs Fine Street Food
Riviera Provencial Grill
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
Sol
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 http://ow.ly/ktaUq  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!

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76 Responses to Generous Helpings May 16 + a giveaway

  1. Blake Adams says:

    I’ve signed up for Second Harvest’s newsletter.

  2. Blake Adams says:

    Liked Second Harvest on Facebook

  3. Blake Adams says:

    Followed Second Harvest on Twitter

  4. Blake Adams says:

    Followed and Tweeted about Lesley Eats on Twitter

  5. Blake Adams says:

    Liked Lesley Eats on Facebook

  6. Kristina says:

    I signed up for Second Harvest’s newsletter.

  7. Kristina says:

    I am following Second Harvest on Twitter.

  8. Kristina says:

    I liked Second Harvest on FB.

  9. Kristina says:

    I liked Lesley Eats on FB.

  10. Kristina says:

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted.

  11. marie wallis says:

    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.

  12. Traciwilbur says:

    I signed up for the email list!

  13. Traciwilbur says:

    I already like Second Harvest on FB.

  14. Traciwilbur says:

    I already like YOU on FB :)

  15. Malia says:

    I signed up to be on the mailing list!

  16. Malia says:

    I followed @2HarvestMidTN on Twitter!

  17. Malia says:

    I already follow @lesleyeats on Twitter and I tweeted
    https://twitter.com/justmalia/status/329363126556426240

  18. Anna says:

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

  19. Anna says:

    I “liked” Second Harvest’s Facebook page!

  20. Anna says:

    I’m following Second Harvest on Twitter! (handle = AyeAyeOnTheRun)

  21. Anna says:

    I’m following you on Twitter and just tweeted the giveaway! https://twitter.com/AyeAyeOnTheRun/status/329501017513283585

  22. Anna says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook!

  23. follow you on twitter! [duhhr]

  24. and, I follow Second Harvest on twitter. yaaay!

  25. Kelly says:

    I like second harvest on FB

  26. Kelly says:

    I like lesleyeats on FB

  27. Kelly says:

    I follow second harvest on twitter

  28. Kelly says:

    I’m on the mailing list!

  29. Signed up for Second Harvest’s newsletter!

  30. Tweeted @lesleyeats about the contest!

  31. And I like Lesley Eats on Facebook. So there. :-)

  32. Jennifer says:

    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?

  33. Diana says:

    I signed up for the Second Harvest TN e-mail list.

  34. Diana says:

    I like Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle TN on Facebook.

  35. Diana says:

    I follow 2HarvestMiddleTN on Twitter.

  36. Diana says:

    I followed you (hm, thought I already did…) and tweeted!

  37. Sue (KyddSR) says:

    I’m on their email list!

  38. Sue (KyddSR) says:

    I already like ‘em on FB.

  39. Sue (KyddSR) says:

    I already follow Second Harvest on twitter.

  40. Sue (KyddSR) says:

    Tweet tweet.

  41. Sue (KyddSR) says:

    I really, really like you on FB.

  42. Lauren says:

    I signed up for Second Harvest’s newsletter!

  43. Lauren says:

    I liked Second Harvest on Facebook

  44. Lauren says:

    I followed Second Harvest on Twitter

  45. Lauren says:

    I followed you on Twitter and tweeted!

  46. Lauren says:

    I followed your Facebook page

  47. Diana says:

    Oh, and I like you on Facebook. :)

  48. Jennifer says:

    Yay, I get a separate entry for liking Lesley Eats on Facebook!

  49. Jennifer says:

    And I get another entry for liking Second Harvest on Facebook!

  50. Anna Beth says:

    Already follow 2nd Harvest on Twitter!

  51. Anna Beth says:

    Already follow YOU on Twitter!

  52. Anna Beth says:

    Signed up for the Second Harvest newsletter :)

  53. David Roffwarg says:

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

  54. Michelle Valenzuela says:

    Signed up and ready to go!!.. Pick me!:)

  55. Lori says:

    I’ve signed up for Second Harvest’s newsletter.

  56. Michelle says:

    I’ve already signed up for the Second Harvest newsletter

  57. Michelle says:

    I like Second Harvest on facebook

  58. Michelle says:

    I follow Second Harvest on twitter.

  59. Michelle says:

    I like your facebook page.

  60. Mike Wigger says:

    ‘Like’ them on Facebook!

  61. Mike Wigger says:

    Follow them on Twitter

  62. Mike Wigger says:

    I have already signed up for the Second Harvest Newsletter.

  63. Beth says:

    Signed up for their email list!

  64. Beth says:

    Already follow them on Twitter!

  65. Beth says:

    Already like you on Facebook! (and in real life) ;-)

  66. Nicole says:

    I signed up for Second Harvest’s e-mail

  67. Nicole says:

    I liked you on Facebook!

  68. David Wingo says:

    Signed up for emails.

  69. David Wingo says:

    Tweeted!

  70. David Wingo says:

    Already follow them.

  71. Cacey says:

    I signed up for the Second Harvest email! =)

  72. Cacey says:

    I liked Second Harvest on Facebook!

  73. Cacey says:

    I am now a follower of @2harvestmidtn on twitter!!

  74. Cacey says:

    I’m following @lesleyeats (from my personal and my work account) on twitter =)

  75. Cacey says:

    Last, but certainly not least, I liked Lesley Eats on Facebook!

    That was easy!! =)