Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Plate by Plate 2018 Ticket Giveaway

Plate by Plate

[UPDATE 2018-07-20: Thanks for playing everyone. The entries this year were no doubt the strongest I've encountered, and it was quite difficult choosing the winners (please see my thought process in the comment below). Without further ado, the VIP winners are Tony Lu and Marissa Medina-Wharton, while the GA winners are Lindsey Knowles, Jennifer Quan, Jennifer Choe, Marisa Jamieson, David Cohen, and Seth Broomer. Congrats everyone!]

On the evening of Saturday, August 4th, Project by Project will be hosting its 16th 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 Immigration (very timely), and the partner is the OCA-GLA, a local non-profit that, among other things, runs a Mentored Path to Citizenship program that aids qualified individuals in applying for US citizenship. As always, the tasting will showcase the talents of some of LA's top restaurants, as well as beverages from a variety of leading purveyors. After two successful events at the California Science Center in 2016 and 2017, this year's benefit will be held at the new City Market Social House in the Fashion District. To get an idea of what Plate by Plate is like, be sure to check out my report from last year's event. Here's a list of who's coming so far (subject to change, of course):

Alexander's Steakhouse
B Sweet Dessert Bar
Broken Spanish
Eric Bost
Faith & Flower
Gabi James
Hinoki & the Bird
Kato Restaurant
Ms Chi Cafe
Metropole Kitchen
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
Starry Kitchen
Umi by Hamasaku
Plate by Plate 2017
Walter & Margarita Manzke (République, Petty Cash, Sari Sari Store)
18 Social
Ballast Point
Drake's Brewing Company
Hard Frescos
Honest Tea
Hubert's Lemonade
Kikori Whiskey
Peking Tavern
San Antonio Winery
Silk Road

Tickets are currently on sale. However, I'm also giving away *eight* tickets this year, the most ever: two VIP (normally $250 each) and six General Admission ($150). Tickets will be given away individually in order to spread the love around (my two favorite responses will receive the VIP tix). To win, here's what needs to go down:
  1. On either Facebook or Instagram, post something about this giveaway, for example, "I just entered for a chance to win two tickets to @ProjectbyProjectLA's Plate by Plate! Check out www.platebyplate.org/la/." Be sure to include the event link and the proper PbP tag (@ProjectbyProjectLA for Facebook, @pbpla for Instagram).
  2. Leave a comment here with: (a) your full 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 7:00pm PDT on July 19th. We'll select the best one (hopefully you can come up with something more creative than my example above) and announce the winner. Good luck!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tony Lu

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 3:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Kevin.

I would love to try this event. I have never been. I am a foodie and I support what this event is about. I have also been reading your blog for a ton of years, I'd say about a decade, so it would be really cool to perhaps encounter you in person. But I would need a pair of tickets.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018 5:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like a food lover’s paradise! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

My name is Lindsey Knowles


Wednesday, July 18, 2018 9:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin. Looking forward to the big event! And, as you will see in the post, I am preparing my twins for future Plate by Plates!

Marisa Jamieson

Thursday, July 19, 2018 7:52:00 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...


This looks like a great event!

I posted on both Instagram & Facebook:



Michael Cohen

Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin,

Thank you so much for doing this!

I posted on Facebook:


Sarah Broomer

Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Kevin: What an awesome giveaway!

Marissa Medina-Wharton

Thursday, July 19, 2018 4:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good stuff, thanks for the chance!
Kevin Winzer

I posted on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10108440700655046&set=a.10104910543533216.1073741828.2542491&type=3&permPage=1

Thank you!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:14:00 PM  
Blogger JQ said...

Hi Kevin,
Thanks for hosting another giveaway!

Jennifer Quan

Thursday, July 19, 2018 5:16:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Kevin, thanks for supporting such a great event! It looks to be fantastic!

David Cohen


Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:11:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the chance at winning tickets to this awesome event!

Jeff McKay


Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:18:00 PM  
Blogger seth said...

Hey Kevin!

Thanks for the giveaway!

I posted on Facebook

Seth Broomer

Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Kevin.

This looks like an awesome event! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

Jennifer Choe

Thursday, July 19, 2018 6:37:00 PM  
Blogger kevinEats said...

My selection process for this year...

TJ Snow: Unfortunately you didn't include the social media component required, so I had to disqualify you. Please do read the instructions more carefully next time and try again next year!

Jeff McKay, Michael Cohen: You both had solid entries that I enjoyed. However, both your Instagram accounts seem to be "throwaway" accounts, with virtually no other posts (Michael had two other posts, while Jeff had none). This sort of goes against the spirit of the contest, which is to share and promote the event, so I removed you from consideration.

Tony Lu, Marissa Medina-Wharton, Lindsey Knowles, Jennifer Quan, Jennifer Choe: Everyone here followed the instructions and put together a worthwhile post, so all five of you received a ticket.

Marisa Jamieson, David Cohen, Seth Broomer, Kevin Winzer, Sarah Broomer: You all had some trouble tagging Project by Project on Facebook. However, there were still three tickets left to allocate to the five of you. This was actually the most difficult part for me, since all the entries were pretty good. In the end, I tried to go with the entries that I found the most humorous.

Tony Lu, Marissa Medina-Wharton: The two VIP winners. Tony managed to use a photo from a previous Plate by Plate event (in another City outside of LA it appears), so I had to give him props for that. Marissa, meanwhile, incorporated the official Plate by Plate graphic in her posting, and was the only person to do so.

...And there you have it.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:47:00 PM  

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