Wednesday, December 11, 2013

TOP-ten: A Few of my Favorite Things & Giveaway

I've been silent and still for some time now - taking a hiatus from blogging until my life calms town a bit - but it's the season of giving and I believe it's about time I gave you some READING material!

This post is essentially my personal take on the perfect Pittsburgh foodie gift guide. I'm aptly naming it "Blake's Favorite Things" (brilliant, I know). Keep reading to check out the deets for our first giveaway in a while!

So here it is. A "TOP-ten" list of my very favorite things that should totally make it under your tree or in your favorite foodie's stocking this year.

#10 - Wasabi Peas from Trader Joe's (<$10)

#9 - P is for Pierogi apron from Garbella ($28)

#8 - A copy of Pittsburgh's Chef Table, written by my gal pals at EatPGH. Learn culinary secrets from your favorite local chefs! ($18)

#7 - Walnut Creek pickled red beet eggs available at McGinnis Sisters. Seriously, prepare to be addicted. (<$10)

#6 - A bottle of Wigle White Wheat Whiskey. This stuff is so incredibly smooth and light and works equally well in a mix or straight up. I order this whiskey every time I get a pecan smoke stack at Industry Public House. ($32)

#5 - A pack of City Dining Cards, because who DOESN'T love getting a discount on the food you already love? The '13-'14 edition is out now! ($20)

#4 - A gift card to Nicky's Thai Kitchen because I always, ALWAYS want a gift card to Nicky's Thai Kitchen. (choose your own value)

#3 - A gift basket of Jalepeno Olive Oil and Fig Balsamic Vinegar (my two personal favorites...) from The Olive Tap available at Pittsburgh Public Market ($38)

#2 - Tickets to the Pittsburgh Brew 'N Chew on January 11 and perhaps a ride home from P.E.A.R ($35 or $15 for designated driver ticket, P.E.A.R rides vary based on destination)

#1 - Mmm speaking of beer, a growler full of of East End's Snow Melt Winter Ale, my very favorite winter beer!

So PID - take note. This is my wish list. And for the foodie on YOUR wish list, get them any of the above and they will certainly be pleased as punch.

Do you want to win a pair of tickets to #2 - the Brew 'N Chew - for yourselves? Here are the rules!

Earn 1 entry for liking GoodTaste! Pittsburgh (they're throwing the brew bash) on Facebook
Earn another (1) entry for following @GoodTastePGH on Twitter
Earn yet another (1) entry for sharing a link to the event on either social network
(Total of three entries possible)

Comment on this blog post and tell me how many entries you've made (I'll check - so be honest!) and how to contact you.  I will draw a winner on Thursday, December 19 at 9 p.m. and announce the winner on Friday morning.

Good luck and happy holiday shopping!!

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