Friday, July 16, 2010

Plate by Plate 2010 Ticket Giveaway

Plate by Plate


[UPDATE 7/23/2010: Folks, we have a wiener! The winning entry was submitted by Brent. According to PbP's Director of Marketing Belle Hsu and Director of Events Jin Kang, Brent's submission "mentioned all the key elements and the writer seemed to understand the cause that's beyond the fancy tasting benefit scene- best cuisine, 'Plate by Plate', API community, Health Justice Network, fellow foodie." Congrats Brent! We'll be in touch shortly.]

On Saturday, August 14, Project by Project will be hosting its eighth Annual Tasting Benefit, Plate by Plate. Project by Project is a national tax-exempt volunteer organization centered around issues relating to the Asian American community. Each year, PbP chooses a charitable organization to partner with, and this year, it's the Health Justice Network, a non-profit group focused on addressing health disparities and access to quality healthcare services. As always, this event will showcase the gastronomic talents of some of LA's most popular restaurants, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a bevy of leading purveyors. In addition, guests will be able to enjoy a silent auction and live musical entertainment.

The benefit will be held at the California Science Center's Wallis Annenberg Building (across the street from USC). Here's the current slate of participants (more to be added later):

.VIANDS.
Bistro LQ
The Blvd
BoHo
Café Pinot
Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's
Craft
The Foundry on Melrose
Fraiche
Gonpachi
Jamaica's Cakes
Jar
JiRaffe
Jitlada
La Cachette Bistro
La Grande Orange
Maison Akira
Mo-Chica
Musha
Nobu
One World Vegetarian Cuisine
Plush Puffs
Roy's
Starry Kitchen
Susina Bakery & Cafe
Thompson Beverly Hills
Valerie Confections
Wokcano
Yogurtland
Plate by Plate Collage      
.LIBATIONS.
Activate Drinks
Derby Wine Estates
DRY Soda
Go Girl
Kiamie Wine Cellars
MoMo Cosmo
Naja Tea
Nestlé Water
Ozeki Sake
Peter Franus
POM
Robert Oatley Vineyards
Rock Sake
Sapporo
Singha
Stone Brewing Co.
Trinchero Family Vineyards
Vavo Ginger Ale
Veev
Ventura Limoncello
Viader


Tickets are currently on sale for $125, but you can win yours right here! Just leave a comment with your name or handle, email or other contact info, and a brief blurb about what you're looking forward to most about the event (the food, the unlimited booze, the hotties?). Plate by Plate's lovely organizer Jin Kang and I will then pick a winning response. Please submit entries by noon on July 21.

Now, regular readers will know that I normally don't post about upcoming food events. And in fact, this is the first time I've done a giveaway. This is a restaurant-focused blog after all, and I don't like the idea of being a tool of the PR machine. That being said, since I am offering a prize valued at $125, I do feel that there's a real benefit to readers here, hence the post. Depending on the reponse, I may decide to offer more free giveways in the future.

34 Comments:

Anonymous Minmin said...

Unfortunately I'm in Germany right now. This giveaway is just fantastic!

Friday, July 16, 2010 4:28:00 AM  
Blogger Otana said...

I've been reading your blog for a few months now, as a guide for good places to eat around LA.

I'd very much look forward to the food, and the messages behind the gathering if I were to win the ticket.

Friday, July 16, 2010 4:59:00 AM  
Blogger fiona said...

It sounds like a fabulous event!

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:16:00 AM  
Blogger Tamaron said...

sounds like a lovely event...a big fan of the event space, so i'd be excited to see how they transform that venue with all of the culinary vendors (mo-chica!!)

Friday, July 16, 2010 9:34:00 AM  
Blogger Evan said...

im looking forward to sake and how it will effect my judgment.

Friday, July 16, 2010 10:56:00 AM  
Blogger daniel s. kim said...

awwwwww....i already got my tix. tho it wasn't 125. i guess i'll just have to share this good news with others instead!

i wanna see if i can eat and drink from every vendor there, and see what kind of physiological effect it will have on me...

keep the giveaways coming kevin

Friday, July 16, 2010 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Minmin, but will you be back in time?

Otana, fiona, Tamaron, Evan, Dan, I have no way of contacting you! I still need your email addresses or some other contact info.

Friday, July 16, 2010 12:45:00 PM  
Blogger meowmixx said...

I love giveaways!!

Unfortunately, I've never won one nor have I been to any fantastic food event. I would definitely be eternally grateful if you could make it my first on both counts :)

I'd love to spend a day drinking and eating. How perfect.

Friday, July 16, 2010 12:49:00 PM  
Anonymous ila said...

too bad i can't go... because i'll be stuffing mah face in JAPAN!! looks like it's gonna rawk though.

Friday, July 16, 2010 1:21:00 PM  
Blogger Alex Le said...

wooo hooo!!! Plate by Plate. you gotta love this event and here's why:
1) Awesome chance to taste and savor not only all but the best restaurant in LA without traveling around...foods come to me now !!! lol
2) See and meet the chef who create the magnificient dishes, food is a form of art after all
3) simply because im a food fanatic and these type of events make me proud to say " I live to eat" ^___^

that being say, please let me win the ticket so I can start slapping myself to make sure im not dreaming ^___^

Friday, July 16, 2010 1:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Remil said...

Not only is this a great tasting event, it also benefits a worthy charitable organization. I’m really looking forward to the varying array of cuisine being highlighted at this event as well as the tasty libations. Tweet me at @LIMER35 should I be chosen. Thank you Kevin for doing giveaway.

Friday, July 16, 2010 2:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Ling said...

I always love to check it out your blog almost everyday, especially the photos to took. The photos of restaurants, foods, menu, and chefs. I'm also a cook in hotel, that will be a honor to dress pretty, taste the food and meet the chefs and kevineats!!

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:22:00 PM  
Blogger quodlibet said...

bite by bite, sip by sip, cause by cause... delicious food warms the stomach while charity warms the heart.

Friday, July 16, 2010 5:32:00 PM  
Blogger Cafe Observer said...

I'm was most looking forward to the food. But, since you've mentioned there will be Hotties too, well, I guess I'm gonna have my hands full!

But, I'm willing to do it for such a good & honorable cause!!

Friday, July 16, 2010 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

meowmixx, Alex, Cafe Pasadena, I need email addresses!

Ila, what's on the culinary itinerary for Japan?

Saturday, July 17, 2010 1:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Jason said...

I always enjoy watching other folks appreciate great food and drink - capturing everyone's first reactions is addicting and makes you enjoy your own experience there.

Saturday, July 17, 2010 11:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As much as I would die over all that yummy food in one vicinity, I think one of the best parts would be seeing the real KevinEats in person. I mean, someone who has had the opportunity to eat at Urasawa 6 times?!?! I think your probably the only person in the world who enjoys food more than I do.

Name: Melody
Email Address: MKorehe@gmail.com

Saturday, July 17, 2010 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger Jigsaw Records said...

looks to be a great event for an even better cause!

glad to see so many quality restaurants and vendors together at once.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 12:14:00 AM  
Blogger Otana said...

My bad, I though I had it linked!

E-mail's revotana@gmail.com. :)

Sunday, July 18, 2010 4:37:00 AM  
Blogger Cafe Observer said...

Kevin, the eMale is in the eMail!

Sunday, July 18, 2010 3:18:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Jigsaw, need an email.

Mike, got it.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 3:35:00 PM  
Blogger daniel s. kim said...

oops!

dsaeykim@gmail.com

Monday, July 19, 2010 9:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's simple...my wife just gave birth to our lovely first child two months ago...So, taking these past two months coupled with the several prior while she was pregnant, and it's been next to impossible to get out for a good meal. However, for free tix, we could definitely find a way to splurge on a sitter!

Cheers!
Michael

m_griesbach@yahoo.com

Monday, July 19, 2010 5:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Rodzilla said...

Can't enter as I'm on the East Coast, but I just wanted to say how great of a giveaway this is. Very generous and looks like a great time.

Monday, July 19, 2010 7:55:00 PM  
Blogger Gavin said...

Gotta be the food. It should be a great event, but the food is where it's at.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 1:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Brent said...

The 8th Annual "Plate by Plate" is a great way of bringing attention to the lack of health services in the API community. Celebrating the mission of a humbling organization such as the Health Justice Network over some of Southern California's best cuisine cannot set the stage for a more exciting night!

P.S. Would be great to chat with a fellow foodie and Berkeley alum (class of 2010!)

-Brent
bchuck@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:36:00 AM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Gavin, need a contact email.

Jen, due to the free-flowing booze, this is a 21 and over event. :(

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 9:26:00 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Ooo :( next year then! Just wondering, how'd you know my age? I don't remember where I wrote it, haha.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Jen, your age is on your Twitter profile. ;)

To everyone, the entry submission phase is now closed. I'll be posting the finalists shortly!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:32:00 PM  
Blogger sioux5ita said...

I would love to attend the event as it highlights LA food scene in a great venue like the CA Science Center. I just recently learned about your blog and really enjoyed your post about Michael Voltaggio's last dinner at the Langham.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

sioux5ita, I'm sorry, but you missed the deadline. :(

I've picked my favorites--Brent, Cafe, Ling, Melody, Michael, Remil. The finalists will be sent to PbP for the final decision.

There were also some good responses that failed to include contact info, so please try to follow the instructions more closely next time!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 4:11:00 PM  
Blogger Otana said...

Congratulations, Brent! Have a wonderful time!

Friday, July 23, 2010 3:22:00 AM  
Blogger privy said...

For profiles on each Plate by Plate restaurants and chefs, please visit:

http://pbpla.privy.net/

Privy.net is proud to be an official marketing partner of Project by Project.

We look forward to meeting you at the event!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010 11:00:00 AM  

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