Hungry for Denver Restaurant Week to start? Win a $50 certificate you can use now!

Clear your calendar and unbuckle your belt: The tenth annual Denver Restaurant Week is only days away. And unlike past years, when it had sprawled well into March, this time DRW is really a week long: From February 22 through February 28. (For the first time this year, there will be a second round in the summer -- from August 23 through August 29). And to whet your appetite for all the good meals ahead, we're giving away $50 gift certificates from some of the 300-plus participating restaurants.

Hungry to win one? Keep reading to find out how. See also: Denver Restaurant Week splits into two weeks in 2014

To enter the contest, all you have to do is share your favorite Denver Restaurant Week experience in the comments section below. We'll pick the winning story tomorrow, and let its author choose which restaurant gift certificate to take -- and the rest will return to the pool for the next round of the contest.

The winter/summer split isn't the only change this year. After ten years, the price has also gone up from the original $52.80 to $60 for a multi-course dinner for two, or $30 for one (not including tax or gratuity). To see menus from all the restaurants participating in this year's Denver Restaurant Week, go to Visit Denver's Denver Restaurant Week page