Dish, Westword's annual celebration of the local dining scene, debuts tonight in its new home, the Exdo Events Center, 1399 35th Street. And we want our most faithful -- and early-rising -- readers to be there.
As we announced last night in Cafe Bites, our weekly e-mail newsletter, we're giving a pair of general admission Dish tickets to the first 25 readers who post a comment below. (If you don't want to use your full name, make sure you sign in with your e-mail address, which we'll keep confidential.) Those who win -- AND THE LIST WAS FINAL AT 7:34; SEE POST BELOW -- can either pick up their tickets at the Westword office before 5 p.m., or will be on the will-call list at Exdo.
For those who don't win the tickets, admission is $40 at the door; with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Volunteers of America and the GrowHaus. Dish runs from 7:30 to 11 p.m. tonight (there's a VIP gathering earlier), and participating restaurants include Appaloosa Grill, Apple Spice Junction, Argyll, Big Fat Cupcakes, Big Kahuna, Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs, Corner Office, Frills Bake Shop, Gaetano's Restaurant, Goosetown Tavern, Habesha, Kinga's, Lala's Wine Bar + Pizzeria, Little India, Marlowe's, Organic Pizza Co., Pasquini's, Pearl Street Grill, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Second Home, Sexy Pizza, Steve's Snappin' Dogs, Sully's Slice Truck, the 9th Door, the Inventing Room, the Porker, Tony's Market, Waffle Brothers, Walt's Mobile Bistro, Wazee Supper Club and Wynkoop Brewing Company. There will also be liquor samplings, mixology contests and live entertainment.
For more information, go to westword.com. That's where you can also sign up for Cafe Bites, the weekly e-mail newsletter that includes breaking restaurant news -- and special deals like this for our readers.
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