And the winners of $50 to blow at Taste of Colorado are...

Earlier today, we offered up $50 worth of free food and drinks at a Taste of Colorado to the four readers who could tell us, in five words or less, why they were deserving of the certificates. For those of you who showered us with love, sang our praises or told us we could be your dates, thank you, we're blushing.

We were thoroughly entertained by most of the responses. (As for the handful of readers concerned about potential digestive problems, we recommend preemptive Pepto. Works like a charm.) But alas, we had to choose. And here are our four favorites:

Erin Siegel

Year old twin girls teething


Earl canceled my trip east

Been there

Love spandex on fat bodies.


Will trade wife for food

The winners have been sent an e-mail detailing how to pick up their prizes. For those who played but didn't win, you can still sample the goods all weekend long at Civic Center Park. And keep reading tomorrow, in case we get our hands on a few more prizes.

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Laura Shunk was Westword's restaurant critic from 2010 to 2012; she's also been food editor at the Village Voice and a dining columnist in Beijing. Her toughest assignment had her drinking ten martinis and eating ten Caesar salads over the course of 48 hours. She still drinks martinis, but remains lukewarm on Caesar salads.
Contact: Laura Shunk