Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Plate by Plate 2014 Ticket Giveaway

Plate by Plate

[UPDATE 2014-07-25: Since there was more "work" involved this year, I'm not surprised to see that the number of entries is down significantly, to only 26. I had to disqualify 14 people right off the bat for either submitting after the deadline, not including a valid link, not tagging PbP, or not including the Eventbrite URL. I then eliminated people who posted text too similar to my example, didn't leave their full name, or used a junk Twitter account. This left only three entrants: Michael Yeh, Tracy Cayaban, and Cece Chen. In the end, I chose Tracy as the winner due to her mentioning of PACS and her wider reach. Thanks for playing--'til next year!]

On the evening of Saturday, August 2nd, Project by Project will be hosting its 12th annual tasting benefit, Plate by Plate. PbP is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit centered around issues relating to the Asian-American community. Each year, the group chooses a particular theme to focus on, and partners with a charitable organization in that space. This year's theme is mental health, with the partner being Pacific Asian Counseling Services, a local nonprofit that provides culturally-sensitive, language-specific counseling to immigrant families. As always, the upscale tasting will showcase the talents of some of LA's top restaurants, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from a variety of leading purveyors. After three years at Downtown's Vibiana, this year's event will be held at the Petersen Automotive Museum in the Miracle Mile. To get an idea of what Plate by Plate is like, be sure to check out my report from last year's event.

Barbershop Ristorante
Bistro LQ
The Church Key
Del Rey Deli
Drago Centro
Faith & Flower
Fifty Seven
Fluff Ice
Jonathan Club (Sally Camacho)
Lexington Social House
Little Bear
Maison Akira
Mills + Company
The Park's Finest
Patina Pastry
Peking Tavern
Petty Cash
Saint Martha
Short Cake
Starry Kitchen
Superba Food + Bread
Wood & Vine
Zarate Restaurants
Plate by Plate 2013
1886 at The Raymond
Bird Pick Tea & Herb
Bobo's Cold Brew
Bundaberg Brewed Drinks
Café Dulcé
CNS Enterprise
Gekkeikan Sake
Goose Island
Ketel One
Kirin Ichiban
Los Angeles Ale Works
Monster Energy
Old Orange Brewing
San Vicente Cellars
Stella Artois
Tap It Brewing
Ventura Limoncello
Voss Water

Tickets are currently on sale at $150 for general admission. However, I'm giving away a pair of VIP tickets (giving you access to the preview hour and VIP lounge), valued at $250 each. In past giveaways, I've asked contestants to leave a comment with a brief blurb about what they're looking forward to most about the event. This year, though, we're attempting to better make use of social media, so we'll try something different. Here's what needs to go down:
  1. On either Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter (pick one), post something about this giveaway, for example, "I just entered for a chance to win two VIP tickets to @ProjectbyProjectLA's Plate by Plate! Check out platebyplate2014.eventbrite.com." Be sure to include the Eventbrite link and the proper PbP tag (@ProjectbyProjectLA for Facebook, @pbpla for Instagram, @pbpla for Twitter).
  2. Leave a comment here with: (a) your name, (b) an email address to reach you, and (c) a link to your post above (be sure to make it a public one).
Please submit entries by noon PDT on July 24th. We'll select the best one (hopefully you can come up with something more creative than my example above) and announce the winner Friday. Good luck!


Blogger Victor Nguyen said...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:16:00 AM  
Blogger Victor Nguyen said...

A. Victor Nguyen
B. victoorious@gmail.com
c. https://twitter.com/victoorious/status/491653591019433984

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Marielle said...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:45:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

(a) Eileen Tien
(b) eat216@gmail.com
(c) https://twitter.com/eileen216/status/491669119524032512

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:42:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a. Michelle Luc
b. mluc21@yahoo.com
c. https://www.facebook.com/michellelucesq?fref=nf

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:13:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a. Tina Garcia
b. tinasgarcia@gmail.com
c. http://instagram.com/p/qxnYpESBi0/?modal=true

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger Melanie Y said...

A. Melanie Yuen
B. melanieyuen.x@gmail.com
C. https://www.facebook.com/melaniegyuen/posts/10152504585972367

Wow what an opportunity and a great event!! This is something I'd definitely love to be a part of! AWESOME!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:34:00 AM  
Anonymous The Offalo said...

(a) The Offalo
(b) theoffalo at gmail dot com
(c) http://instagram.com/p/qzTSmrA-uh/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A. Tyson Hoang
B. tysonhoang@gmail.com
C. https://www.facebook.com/yummytyson/posts/4354621958961

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:57:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

a. Michelle Li
b. michellegli0215@gmail.com
c. www.facebook.com/mjsli021

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger J said...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Dean Lee said...

A. Dean Lee
B. Dean.lee210@gmail.com
C. http://instagram.com/p/qzdVQ-GFyY/?modal=true

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 11:48:00 AM  
Blogger Vegas and Food said...

A:Aya Thomas
B: vegasandfood@gmail.com
C: https://twitter.com/vegasandfood/status/492021419547443200

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:02:00 PM  
Blogger Vegas and Food said...

I remember I entered last year, too. Hope I win 'cause I wanna go to this event so bad!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Brianna said...

Brianna Chavez

Tickets to this event would be amazing! Keeping my fingers crossed!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Angela said...

A. Angela Kao
B. AngelaNKao@gmail.com
C. https://www.facebook.com/jesay.ramirez?fref=ts (on my friends page) :D

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is by definition, a racist event. Meh, and pass.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:12:00 PM  
Blogger Hien♥ said...

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:53:00 PM  
Blogger Hien♥ said...

A. Hien Truong
B. htruong46@gmail.com
C. https://twitter.com/hiieennaayy/status/492095793684156416

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:57:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

A) Nicole Na
B) nicoley.na@hotmail.com
C) https://twitter.com/nartyparty/status/492118466304806912

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 6:26:00 PM  
Anonymous simplesmiles14 said...

A. Susan Nguyen
B. sn.eq02@gmail.com
C. https://www.twitter.com/simplesmiles14/status/492275259408523265

Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A. Edie Van Winkle
B. evanwinkle00@gmail.com
C. https://twitter.com/vdubs6/status/492347192812634112

Thursday, July 24, 2014 9:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Luke said...

lxie dot mit at gmail.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


Cece Chen, tangerinie@gmail.com

Thursday, July 24, 2014 11:49:00 AM  
Blogger Xiayi "Shirley" Zhang said...

Xiayi Zhang

**please work please work**

Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01:00 PM  
Blogger Drock said...

Derick Fong

Thursday, July 24, 2014 8:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who ended up winning?

Saturday, July 26, 2014 9:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that you didnt want the content of the post to be too similar to your example. Was that in the instructions?

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nope wasn't in the instructions...

Saturday, July 26, 2014 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous The Offalo said...

@anonymous: He said "We'll select the best one (hopefully you can come up with something more creative than my example above)..." Which is why I went out of my way to not use what he said in my entry.

Unfortunately, I got disqualified because I didn't use my real and full name in the post, though I would have given it privately.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey @kevineats could you please delete my post then so my email isn't on display anymore? I'd like to minimize the likelihood in coming up in google search results. much appreciated thank you! -m levy

Saturday, July 26, 2014 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

Anonymous #2: The NAACP piss you off too?

Anonymous #6: Please see the update at the top.

Anonymous #7/8: Please see what Offalo posted below.

Anonymous #9: Ok, will do.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 5:04:00 PM  
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