There 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's Middle Tennessee’s Table (their prepared and perishable food rescue program), 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 $50 (in advance; $60 at the door, if available), 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 6 p.m., Thursday, May 15 in the Market House at The Nashville Farmers Market. You can purchase tickets online in advance here.
Participating restaurants this year include:
312 Pizza Company
Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Commerce Street Grill/Renaissance Nashville Hotel
Cork & Cow
Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
Kickin' Coffee & Tea
Kohana Japanese Restaurant
Kroger Chef Shoppes
Marché Artisan Foods
Margot Café & Bar
Nashville State Community College Culinary Arts Program
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Pied Piper Eatery
Provence Breads & Café
Riffs Fine Street Food
Second Harvest Culinary Arts Center
The Southern Steak & Oyster
Zumi Sushi Japanese Kitchen
This event is 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 3 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/w7kdw or something similar (as long as you include the @s and the link!).
Leave a separate comment for each entry (up to four total!) to make sure you've maximized your chances of winning.
The contest will be open from now until Friday, May 2 at 1pm CDT. The winner will be chosen at random and be notified by email that afternoon and will have until Monday, May 5 at 6pm CDT to respond. If there's no response, I will choose another winner.
Good luck! I hope to see you there!
This contest is now closed; congratulations to commenter #3, Liza!