Friday, August 30, 2013

Hometown-Homegrown at the Heinz History Center Sept 7 (Plus Ticket Giveaway)

The second annual Hometown-Homegrown will take place at the Heinz History Center on Saturday, September 7, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event features tastings from a number of local vendors—including some of my personal favorites (Braddock's American Brasserie, Marty's Market, S&D Polish Deli, Soergel Orchards)—as well as cooking demos and other activities throughout the day. Your ticket includes admission to the History Center and is free for History Center members.

In addition, I am going to tell you a couple of ways you can win tickets to the event! First, the History Center is running a Pittsburgh's Perfect Pierogi contest, so if you think your homemade pierogis can beat anyone's out there, submit your recipe for a chance to win two tickets to Hometown-Homegrown, as well as a $50 gift certificate to Braddock's American Brasserie, a behind-the scenes tour of the QED Cooks studio with host Chris Fennimore, and have your recipe featured on the QED Cooks website. To enter, post your recipe, the story behind it, and a photo before Wednesday September 4 to the History Center's Facebook page or email A random winner will be selected on September 4.

No pierogi recipe? No worries! I am running a ticket giveaway on this blog as well. To enter, do one or more of the following:

Method #1...Send out the following tweet to Twitter, word for word:
Food tastings, demos, & other foodie fun at #HometownHomegrown @HistoryCenter Sat Sept 7 10-3: (via @foodcollage)
Note: You must mention @foodcollage in your tweet so that I am notified of your entry. Also, if you have a private Twitter account and I'm not following you, you must email me to let me know you've tweeted or there is no way for me to know about your entry!

Method #2...Post the following link to your Facebook page and encourage your friends to check it out:
Note: You must email me to let me know you've posted this link to your Facebook page or there is no way for me to know about your entry!

Method #3...Send an email to your Pittsburgh friends with the following link and encourage them to check it out:
Note: You must include my email address in your list of recipients or there is no way for me to know about your entry!

Only one entry per method but multiple entries are allowed if you do more than one of the above. For example, if you tweet the same message twice, that counts as only one entry, but if you post to both Twitter and Facebook, you get two entries. Doing all three will get you three entries! The deadline to enter the ticket giveaway is 5:00 pm on Thursday, September 5. A random drawing will be conducted and the winner will be announced that evening.

UPDATE (9/5/2013):  A random number was generated using to select the winner. Congratulations to Twitter user @mocharaia on winning the tickets! And thanks to everyone who entered!