Do your friends and family tell you that you make delicious salsa or margaritas? If so then you may want to enter My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge or the Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix-Off. All entrants have until March 20th to to sign up for the April 13th event at Sloan Field in Mesa.
Not only could you win money with the best recipe but you’ll help to raise money for the Arizona Hemophilia Association. This is the 35th annual fundraiser for the organization.
My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
Anybody can win a piece of the $3,500 in prizes awarded to winner, first runner-up, second runner-up and third runner-up by the judges. You also have the chance to win Arizona Diamondbacks tickets. Individuals, non-profits and restaurants/business will compete for the winning salsa in three categories…Hot, Mild and Anything Goes.
Professional and celebrity judges will pick the winners in a double-blind tastings based on color, taste, after taste and more.
Jose Cuervo Margarita Mix-Off
At 12:30 bartenders from across the area will shake things up to win the $500 grand prize for best margarita. Audience members can bid on the winning margaritas with proceeds going to the hemophilia association. They will also be able to bid on vacation packages, sports memorabilia and more.
Chicago foodies around the country get ready as your favorite hometown sandwich, Italian Beef is celebrated at Portillo’s the week of May 21st-27th with National Italian Beef Week.
All 50 plus Portillo’s around the country are celebrating with 2 regular Italian Beef sandwiches for only $10.
Portillo’s Rhyme Time Challenge
In addition to the great food deal customers are invited to submit rhymes for their Rhyme Time Challenge. Known for the rhymes that staff call out when customers orders are ready such as “Number 9 it’s time to dine” or “Number 7 you’re in heaven” customers can now create their own rhyme for prizes.
Customers are invited to submit their rhymes here during National Italian Beef Week. All entries must end with the number 1-9, not already being used, no inappropriate language and must be a rhyme.
The winner will receive Portillo’s food for a year and have their rhyme used nationwide. 2nd and 3rd place winners will get a swag bag and a $25 gift card.
For more information and to find a location near you check their website.
Attention all creative foodies & home cooks this one is for you as The Crepe Club is looking for your help to create a new crepe flavor. The contest will run from April 10th – May 31st allowing plenty of time to think of what flavor(s) you would like to submit.
“Crepes have been a family tradition,” said The Crepe Club co-owner Fares Tarabichi. “Every Sunday my brothers and I would cook them for our parents. And each week we would try to out-do each other with the filling combinations. This contest is a way to share that love of crepes with our guests.”
The winner gets
And what does the lucky winner get, bragging rights of course and your winning flavor will be on menu with you and your family & friends enjoying a crepe party. Crepes can be either sweet or savory and will be judged based on creativity, taste and if it can be made in a restaurant setting.
How to enter
Visit The Crepe Club website at http://TheCrepeClub.com/contest from April 10 – May 31 and submit your crepe flavor idea. You will need to submit a short description of the crepe including the ingredients and name your crepe.
On June 1, The Crepe Club will reveal the Top 7 nominations and ask people to vote on which flavor name and description they like best on The Crepe Club website. Voting will run from June 1 – 15.
Then it gets really fun. The Top 3 vote getters will have their crepes on the menu at The Crepe Club’s three locations from June 16 – June 25.
On June 26 the top seller will be crowned the winning crepe flavor. The winner will receive a crepe party for 20 people. Second place will receive a $100 Crepe Club gift card. Good luck!
The Crepe Club has 3 Phoenix are locations.
Biltmore Fashion Park: 2502 E. Camelback Rd. #130, Phoenix
San Tan Village: 2268 E. Williams Field Rd. #721, Gilbert
Brenham, Texas based Blue Bell Dairies is curious about how much you love their ice cream & novelties or do you have a great story about your connection to Blue Bell? If the answer is “Yes” to either, then in 500 words or less “Do Tell” them at www.BlueBell.com. Visit their website by August 31 and be entered to be 1 of 8 finalists to have their stories posted on their website beginning on Sept. 20th and be judged by Country Club members who will vote for the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize winner will be picked on Oct. 9th and will win a VIP trip to Blue Bell’s Texas home to see where the best ice cream is made.
“We enjoy hearing from our fans and reading the many letters we receive each year,” said Carl Breed, director of marketing for Blue Bell. “Our Do Tell! contest is one more way for our fans to share their stories. We’re looking for unique, fun and heartfelt stories about Blue Bell.”
All finalist will receive a prize packet with gifts including a 1/2 gallon of Blue Bell ice cream a week for a year.
The contest is open to all Country Club members and you can sign up to become a member on the website as well as view contest rules and regulations.