Who Loves Food?
Posted by Natalie Gilmore | 13 December 2012 | Comments (286)
In preparation for our next production, January's I Love to Eat
, it seems that everyone at Portland Center Stage has become immersed in the culinary world of James Beard. Oh, let's be honest. All we can seem to think about is FOOD!
Of course, food is not an unusual obsession in our fair city of Portlandia. Even James Beard, the man himself, was raised here. It seems that the entire Rose City revolves around the delicious seasonal fare that has made us famous.
So, in honor of Portland food, James Beard and I Love to Eat, we thought we'd have a little contest. (But when you check out the drool-worthy prize package, you'll discover that this contest is anything but little...)
We want to know: What is your food obssession? Is it the perfect, hardy crop of winter kale growing in your pesticide-free, raised beds? Is it FINALLY getting in to brunch at Tasty-N-Sons? Do you scour the Saturday Farmers Market downtown for just the right seasonal veggie to pair with your locally-raised, free-range prime rib? Do you raise your own chickens to have the freshest eggs possible for your morning meal? Or perhaps you have a giant spreadsheet with an intricate rating system for the dozens of food carts you've visited?
Tell us your food obsession. No need to be embarrassed! In this town, we pride ourselves on foodie obsessiveness and unabashed eccentricities. So come on. Spill it.
In the comments section below, tell us about your personal culinary obsession and you'll be entered to win the ultimate Portland foodie package! The winner will receive:
Two passes to Forktown's James Beard-themed tasting tour of NW Portland on January 11, 2013, from 2-5 p.m.
A unique backstage tour of the Gerding Theater at the Armory, home of Portland Center Stage, at 5:30 p.m.
Two tickets to that same evening's opening night performance of I Love to Eat, at 7:30 p.m.
Entrance for two into the exclusive after party, featuring five of Portland James Beard Award-winning chefs! Party begins after the performance, at approximately 9 p.m.
This prize package is valued at $390. We will draw a random winner on Friday, January 4, 2013.