It's almost here: Tomorrow night, Westword's annual food fest arrives in Sculpture Park, but for a few lucky Cafe Society readers, there's still time to snag last-minute tickets. If you haven't yet bought your ticket to Dish -- or you bought a general admission ticket -- no need to eat your heart out! We're going to give away a pair of pair of VIP tickets, which not only earn you early entrance to the event at the Sculpture Park at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, but also get you special dishes from Tony's Bistro and Williams & Graham, which are serving the VIP party.
But the entire event promises to be something special. This is Westword's eighteenth annual food event, and again features the twist we introduced last year: All of the participating restaurants and trucks will be coming at the express invitation of Cafe Society scribes.
Continue reading for a list of the culinary crews that have already RSVPed and -- more important -- how you can win two VIP tickets to the shindig.
Dish 2012 will include dishes from all of the following: Colt & Gray, Fire on the Mountain, Sexy Pizza, Interstate Kitchen & Bar, Frijoles Colorado Cuban Cafe, Crimson Canary, Thai Monkey Club, The Corner Office + Martini Bar, Juicy Burgers & Dogs, Jonesy's EatBar, El Taco de Mexico, Cafe|Bar, El Chingon Mexican Bistro, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Lucky Pie Pizza, Second Home, Brava! Pizzeria, Charlie's Ice Cream Social, City, O' City, Finley's Pub, The Inventing Room, Le Grand Bistro & Oyster Bar, My Favorite Muffin, Polished Tavern, Rooster & Moon, Sexy Pizza, and WaterCourse Foods.
For your chance to win tickets: 1. "Like" us on Facebook, which you can do right here. (Note: If you're already following us on Facebook, you're already eligible to enter; proceed to step two.)Follow @CafeWestword
2. Sign in to our commenting system, Livefyre, and leave us a comment below with your name (you don't have to include your real name in your account login, just your comment) and a valid e-mail address, and then check back Monday morning to see if you've won.
3. To help your odds, send us a Tweet at @cafewestword using the official Dish 2012 hashtag, #dishword. Tell us what you're most looking forward to, your favorite food from last year or anything else you want us to know about Dish.
4. Sit back and relax. We'll update this post with the winners later this afternoon and notify the lucky few via email.
Ticket information: Dish runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. on September 6. (VIPs get an early start at 6 p.m.). Tickets for general admission are $35, and VIP entry costs $75.