AFJ Giveaway: Wine and Swine Tickets

Three day pork-a-thon: Wine & Swine Culinary Weekend. The Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival is presenting smaller events, throughout the year, to highlight local chefs, artisan producers and winemakers leading up to the annual Texas Hill Country Wine & Food Festival, scheduled for March 31 – April 3, 2011.

This coming weekend, they have three events. Friday: Pork & Cork walk-around tasting at the AT&T Conference Center courtyard. Saturday: Wine & Swine parings at the Carillon. Sunday: Texas Hill Country Pig Roast in Driftwood.

I got two tickets to giveaway for Sundays Pig Roast, Dec. 5, 12 – 4 p.m. Participating chefs include: Jason Dady, Jason Dady Restaurant Group, (San Antonio); Jonathan Gelman, Driskill Grill; Jack Gilmore, Jack Allen’s, Kitchen; Lawrence Kocurek, Kocurek Family Charcuterie; Larry McGuire, Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar & Lamberts Downtown Barbecue; Josh Watkins, The Carillon; John Bullington of Alamo Drafthouse, Paul Qui of uchiko, Rebecca Rather of Rather Sweet Bakery (Fredricksburg) and La Condesa.

Entries accepted starting today through noon Thursday, Dec 2nd., 2010. I’ll use www.random.org to select the winner. Only one entry per person. As usual, void where prohibited, blah, blah, blah (insert legal mumbo jumbo here). Your email address will remain private. I just need it to find you when you win.

AFJ Givaway: Ham (In Paper Form)

I like this book. These guys write in a cocky, wise-ass style. Anytime you can mention Flannery O’Connor, ham and porn chat rooms in the same thought, you must be on to something.

One copy of HAM – An Obsession with the Hindquarter is up for giveaway. Entries accepted starting today through noon, Nov. 1st, 2010. I’ll use www.random.org to select the winner. Only one entry per person. As usual, void where prohibited, blah, blah, blah (insert legal mumbo jumbo here). Your email address will remain private. I just need it to find you when you win.

AFJ Giveaway: Fearless Critic Austin Restaurant Guide

It’s been awhile, so let’s give something away. Hold on a second while I open my hope chest. So many things to choose from that I want to give away: My Spork collection, Bob Schneider, the TX vs. OU game.

Here is the tome that is all things critical on restaurants in Austin, the Fearless Critic Revised & Updated Austin Restaurant Guide (3rd edition). It took so long to type out the title I think I just got hungry.

You can disagree with it, but you can’t call it skinny. Roughly the size of Lambert’s Pulled Smoked Pork Cuban sandwich, it contains reviews of 500 Austin eateries. Sign up today and this spanking new copy can be yours.

Entries accepted starting today through noon, Oct. 7th, 2010. I’ll use www.random.org to select the winner. Only one entry per person. As usual, void where prohibited, blah, blah, blah (insert legal mumbo jumbo here). Your email address will remain private. I just need it to find you when you win.

AFJ Giveaway: Pizza Workshop

What’s funner than winning free stuff? Answer: Winning free stuff that has to do with Pizza! Let’s call this the ‘Back to Pizza School’ giveaway. Two seats for the September 11th Serious Pizza Class. (Don’t worry, you’ll be home in time for the UT game at 6pm.)

The workshop is chock full of knowledge. Let me break it down like a fraction for ya: Long and Short Fermented Dough Techniques, Saucing and Topping Variations, Dough Handling and Baking, Tasting Comparisons and more.

Entries accepted starting today through noon, Sept. 5th, 2010. I’ll use www.random.org to select the winner. Only one entry per person. As usual, void where prohibited, blah, blah, blah (insert legal mumbo jumbo here). Your email address will remain private. I just need it to find you when you win.

AFJ Giveaway: And the Winner Is

Congratulations to Erin McClelland! She won the Cheese Backpack from the Antonelli’s Cheese Shop. She is probably still on a wonderful stinky cheese high. Stay tuned for more FREE stuff.

AFJ Giveaway: And The Winner Is

Congratulations to Molly Richter. She won Hungry Town by Tom Fitzmorris. It’s a great read. If you have an interest in the history of New Orleans cuisine, it’s a must read. Stay tuned for more giveaways!