Tuesday, December 4, 2012

12 Chefs of Christmas Ticket Giveaway!

****HEY EVERYONE, I have picked my winner. Congrats to Patrick Wright! And thanks to everyone who left me a comment. I hope to see you next Saturday!***********

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I don't do these things very often, but every once in awhile an event comes along that I am excited about--so if I happen to get a couple of tickets to give away, I am going to do it. Brad Gates Catering and Flat 12 Bierwerks got together with a bunch of local chefs and producers to make this event happen to benefit the City Market on Saturday, December 15th from 7:00-10:00 pm.

I love the idea of the event because as you guys probably know, I am not overly knowledgeable about beer and this seems like a fun way to try a bunch of different beers that have been paired with food. Of course, if you actually know something about beer, I assume this is going to be a fun event for you too because I'm pretty sure these chefs know what they are doing. 

A couple of sample menu items are things like duck breast pancetta over white beans and stone spice from Chef Craig Baker of the Local paired with White Beard Wit; a great sounding goose confit from Regina Mehallick of R Bistro paired with Chestnuts Roasting Brown Ale; and Brad Gates is doing scallops over a salad of cod cheeks, Goose bacon, and Eden Farms lettuces paired with Glazed Ham Porter. There are a bunch of other great chefs participating as well (check it out below) and there will be live music. 




If you would like to win 2 free tickets, leave a comment on this post and around 1:00 p.m. tomorrow (Wednesday the 5th), I will choose a random person to win (tickets to be picked up the night of the event). I will post the winner in the comments below tomorrow afternoon (and you'll have to give me your name and phone number to give to the event coordinators). So be sure and check back (if I don't hear back from the winner in 24 hours, I will do another random draw).

Also, if you want to buy tickets, they are on sale at each participating restaurant, by
phone at 317/445-0105 or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/293079 .

I look forward to seeing you there!

96 comments:

  1. This sounds much more up my alley than going to the Crossroads Classic with my husband!

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  2. YES! i was hoping there would be a ticket giveaway to this- I'm poor and can't afford it :) Thanks for that, Erin! 

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  3. Heck yes!  I so want to go to this!  Would LOVE to win these and treat my beer loving husband to a fantastic meal.

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  4. Sounds good to me!

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  5. This sounds awesome - I'll hope lady luck favors me :)

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  6. This would be perfect for me and my husband! Would love the tickets.

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  7. You had me at Chocolate and Pretzels and BEER

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  8. You had me at Chocolate and Pretzels and BEER. An exciting night out to try new pairings.

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  9. This sounds great!  love good food and good beer and good conversation!

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  10. This looks like such a great event!

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  11. Yes please! What a great opportunity!

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  12. Sounds delicious and wonderful. Pick me!

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  13.  Sounds delicious and wonderful. Pick me! (My name isn't showing on the otehr comment I left and I can't delete it - sorry for the double post.)

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  14. Sounds like an awesome event!  Can't think of a better way to spend my Saturday night!

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  15. Sounds like a fun time to be had!!

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  16. Sounds like a great way to taste some of the best of Indy, and a giveaway that couldn't come at a better time!

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  17. Pick me! The event sounds great but is too pricey for me. 

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  18. This event will be awesome, I really hope I'm the lucky one who gets free tickets!

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  19. What a cool event...hope to win the tickets.  Thanks, Erin!

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  20. Wow, this sounds great!  I'd love to win these tickets.

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  21. What an awesome event and what a great testament to how far the Indy food scene has come with this lineup of Chefs!

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  22. What an awesome event! I'd love to win a pair of tickets and surprise my husb to a well deserved date night. 

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  23. I heard about this event and I loved every aspect of it, but the price made me decide to pass. BUT I would love to win the tickets and still be able to go! Whoo local beer and great food!!!

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  24. This is a fantastic event with amazing food and delicious beer! How exciting!

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  25. This is a fantastic event with amazing food and delicious beer! How exciting!

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  26. I love all of great food, great beer and especially the City Market...oh and ticket give-aways.

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  27. I'd love to win the tickets! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

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  28. Love "pairing" dinners.  You sold me with the goose confit!.

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  29. Oops, my name didn't post with the comment below.  I'll try it again.

    Love "pairing" dinners.  You sold me with the goose confit!.

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  30. Oops, my name didn't post with my original comment.  I'll try it again.
    Love "pairing" dinners.  You sold me with the goose confit!.

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  31. I would love tickets! I have been dying to go to this. All of my favorite Chefs!

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  32. I'm going to echo everyone else - yes please!!

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  33. I'm going to echo almost everyone else and say Yes Please!!

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  34. I'd love to attend!

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  35. Sounds amazing! I would love to win and go:) Thanks for doing the giveway!

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  36.  Not sure what happened but my first replay didn't post correctly.  I think this sounds amazing (Glazed Ham Porter, I am in:) and would love to win the tickets.  Thanks!

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  37. That would be awesome- I would love to win!

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  38. Love the blog and would love to go to this great event! Here's me throwing my name in the hat!

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  39. Sounds like a great time! I love Flat 12!

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  40. Sounds like a fun "Date Night!" Thanks for the opportunity!

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  41. Hello! Love your blog! Crossing my fingers for the tix.

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  42. Sign me up!  I can bring wine.

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  43.  Sounds amazing!

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  44. (fingers.... crossed...)

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  45. If selected, I will give you a ride home so you can enjoy all the beers.  I will also make sure to keep you on the straight and narrow, which is not an easy task and should not be left to a random commenter!  Kidding, but good luck to everyone and for the winner, enjoy!

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  46. So many of my favorite chefs are listed for this event! I would love the opportunity to attend! :)

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  47. This sounds amazing. I would love to be the lucky winner!

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  48. Wow. Free tickets really brings out the commentators.

    If you happen to draw me for the tickets please pass them on to one of the posters who wants them more than I do.

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  49. I'd love to win tickets to this awesome event:)

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  50. Sounds like an awesome event for the city! 

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  51. Such an awesome event for the city! Sounds fun.

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  52. This is great of you! I've been wanting to go to this event, but, as a broke college student with lots of Christmas presents to buy, it wouldn't even be a possibility without fun giveaways like this! ' hope I get picked :)

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  53. This is great of you! I've been wanting to go to this event, but, as a broke college student with lots of Christmas presents to buy, it wouldn't even be a possibility without fun giveaways like this! ' hope I get picked :)

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  54. Sounds great, we would love the tickets.

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  55. I love reading about Indy food happenings, but often I don't get to experience the wonderful restaurants here.  This would be a great way to get a little sampling of it!

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  56. Sounds like a fun event! I'm the foodie and my bf is the beer lover!

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  57. This sounds like so much fun! I'm the foodie and my bf is the beer lover!

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  58. What a cool event, thanks for the opportunity!

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  59. This looks awesome!!  So glad I follow your blog to find out about fun things like this!  :)

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  60. Um, yes please!!
     You had me at Goose bacon.
    soluckyducky at gmail dot co

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  61. Oh Yum sounds wonderful.  Hubby and I would really enjoy those pairings. Chef Regina's Goose is making my mouth water and then add the Chestnuts Roasting Brown ale and I need a rag to wipe off my keyboard. LOL

    I have added you to my favorite blogs.
    www.1hipxrayr.blogspot.com

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  62. Beer!  Food!  I am there!

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  63. Sounds like a really fun event in a great place.

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  64. Such a fun event!

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  65. I would love to go! I love beer, and beer pairings, because you can never really know EVERYTHING about beer. That's why it's so fun to see what new beers people are coming up with! 

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  66. Mmmmmm *showing up with bells on*

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  67. Looks like a night worth taking off of work!!

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  68. This sounds great.

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  69. Pick me. Randomly, of course.

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  70. This would be great! I have been going to the City Market since the 50's. I'm so happy that he market seems to be flourishing.

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  71. A great-sounding event I can't afford - sign me up for the raffle/drawing/giveaway thingy!

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  72. ha! I just need to know SOMETHING about beer.

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  73. I would love to go this event. I'm a single college student and its difficult to experience foodie events/meals on a limited budget. I look forward to devour downtown and special occasions to be able to indulge. This would be Christmas wonderfulness for me! Thanks for even offering the chance. God Bless!

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  74. this looks really awesome!  - I would love to go!

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  75. I'd love to win tickets!!  Sounds like so much fun!

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  76. fingers crossed!  -tom

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  77. Sounds like such a great event for the Indy foodie/beer scene!!!  Would LOVE to go!

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  78. This sounds so fun (and delicious!) We have a 1 year old and could use a night out like this :)

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  79. I really want the tickets, but would be pretty happy if this lady won them ;)

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  80.  oopss...left two comments and don't know how to delete

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  81. WOW! I am so impressed by everyone's enthusiasm!  The winner is...... Patrick Wright!  Congratulations! Please email or DM me your phone number so I can give it to the event organizers!  Thanks for playing everyone, I will continue to do giveaways for cool events like this!  And I hope at least some of you that commented will go and buy tickets anyway. I would love to meet you all!
    -Erin

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  82. Here's hoping I win!  Would love a night out enjoying our local talent.

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  83. I would like to win.    I love food and beer.     I own several hundred cookbooks, read every Indy food related blog and love watching FoodTV and the food shows on the Travel Channel.      Yet, I rarely cook.     I am a foodie most certainly, but am more of a sideline participant or a restaurant participant than I am a kitchen foodie.        I think the best reason for me to win is that I have gotten quite huskie this past year from being a foodie and have vowed to cut back on the good stuff  in the coming year.     This is a great way for me to close out the year of the fat foodie.

    Thanks Erin.

    jayisenberg@hotmail.com

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  84. Thanks for the tickets! Can't wait for the event!

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