Contest: Win tickets to EatDenver's sold out The Big Eat!

Categories: Culinary Events

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EatDenver, a kick-ass squadron of more than fifty independent Denver food temples, puts out several awesome events and deals throughout the year, including Harvest Week and the EatDenver Dining Decks, a collection of 52 cards, each pimping $10 off any $25 food purchase at participating restaurants.

And on Sunday, EatDenver is rolling out the Big One -- namely The Big Eat, a carnival-themed culinary blowout at Union Station that will include four different bands, all of which have at least one member in the industry; face painters, clowns and jugglers; a pie-eating contest; carnival food (think duck-fat popcorn, grilled corn, pancake-wrapped corn dogs and cotton candy) and liquid assets from the best of the best.

Who's going to be there? 1515, Avenue Grill, Black Pearl, duo, El Camino, Encore, Euclid Hall, Green Russell, HBurger, Hideaway Steakhouse, Happy Cakes, Jonesy's, the Lobby, Lou's Food Bar, Marco's Coal-Fired Pizzeria, Olivéa, Rialto Cafe, Root Down, Snooze, Steuben's, Steve's Snappin' Dogs, Vesta and Wednesday's Pie, along with beers from Great Divide and Wynkoop Brewing, and local libations from CapRock, Downslope, Leopold Brothers and Peach Street Distillers.

The al fresco soiree, which runs from 2 to 6 p.m., is completely sold out, but we've got a pair of tickets to give away to one Cafe Society reader who can tell us in twenty words or less why he or she should be the one to clown around.

Post your submissions in the comments section below (bonus points for witty, pithy comments), and be sure to give us a valid e-mail address, so we can reach you if you win.

We'll announce the winner on Friday before 6 p.m.

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Charlene
Charlene

Two years in a row now The Big Eat has been sold out before I could buy tickets! Please choose me. I love food and desperately want to eat!

Jared baca
Jared baca

Music with food is both an insult to the cook and the musician, o well, beer will be the mediator.

Jodie Petersen Sanken
Jodie Petersen Sanken

Heard Calliope music 20 years ago for wedding and now traveling from Wisconsin to experience the Denver sideshow for anniversary

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 Who won?

Bobo
Bobo

6'2" 260lbs MWM seeks novice face-painting carnie to enjoy short walks downtown while juggling three plates, of food.

pacheckster
pacheckster

Duck fat popcorn + cotton candy = totally worth refusing Jesus' heaven offer

Steinks
Steinks

I've done unspeakable things for a Klondike bar. Imagine what kind of sordid things I'd do for a pancake wrapped hot dog and duck fat popcorn...

Twodogdays7
Twodogdays7

Our last date ended when my brother-in-law had to babysit the babysitter - she was too frightened...last year.

Party Boy
Party Boy

 Cause this is going to be the BEST post-rapture party ever... With the crazies gone, more food for ME!

Rachel
Rachel

Because I come with my own fork n bowl, stretchy pants, and I'll wear my DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) bib.  

Drake
Drake

From my foodless suburb,

This rough beast, my hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Denver in search of gout

Sdmcquaid
Sdmcquaid

Take away the tickets for Tucker Shaw and three friends and I will take all four!

town glutton
town glutton

My instiable hunger and thirst for mirthneed this, to hell with my girth

Clown College Drop-out
Clown College Drop-out

Clowns scare the shit out of me, but duck fat popcorn?  Are you kidding me?  Clowns won't stand a chance.

Travelerjenn
Travelerjenn

Food, Food, Food, Drinkie, Drinkie, Drinkie for me :-) 

SaraB
SaraB

 For my husband's eggstraordinary support, lettuce show him my appreciation. It would be a missed steak not to go.

chotzinoff
chotzinoff

Hail! food on a stickI'll spend Sunday eating, oh~Slathered in duck fat

 

Lance D. Jones
Lance D. Jones

I would love a night out.  Sounds like a fun time with some great food.  It would be a great birthday present.

Alx fine & dine
Alx fine & dine

Overheard at the Big Eat"Can 40 really be fabulous?" "only if it's covered in duck fat" she said.

SARAH
SARAH

I am not sure what else to say except PLEASE.  

Hungry Pixie
Hungry Pixie

 Because this little gal will be fighting kids for a face paint, dancing with the clowns, and having food gastrorgasms! 

Ken
Ken

 OMG Pick me! Was planning to Parkour my ass over a fence but this seems a tad more legit! 

Poopieray
Poopieray

This little gal will fight the kids for face painting, dance with the clowns, and have gastrorgasms all day. 

Quinby15
Quinby15

I just finished graduate school and was hoping to go there to celebrate on Sunday! :( 

Chomp
Chomp

Send me to the Big EatIt would be quite the treatTo enjoy all the foodWhile in a good moodOn my vegetarian diet I shall cheat

StashGordon
StashGordon

I’ll wear my fat-suit with special compartments to bringback samples. Note:  fat-suit meansmy skin, compartments means my stomach.

Jacquie
Jacquie

I'd drive 2 hours down from Wyoming to attend, stuff myself with food, then drive 2 hours home.   

DKat
DKat

I toil over keyboard day and night heralding Denver's nosh, nay boyfriend praises LA.  He's here Saturday, needs corrective measures!

M.Chotz
M.Chotz

Pretending to gear up for 20 year reunion in August. Need yet another, great fandango before deluding myself again.

Dolphinhma
Dolphinhma

My boyfriend always says, "Once you go whop the eating don't stop".  He is an italian who loves food! 

Djslaveone
Djslaveone

I work for dog rescue, so I need food to survive to save them!! Plus I dress very *interestingly* and will provide eye candy for the crowd!! :D

Andre the Australian Giant
Andre the Australian Giant

 Bachelor's Diet

MONDAY:

BREAKFAST - Who can eat breakfast on a Monday? Swallow some toothpaste while brushing your teeth

LUNCH - Send your secretary out for six "gutbombers" those little hamburgers that used to cost a dime but now cost sixty five cents. Also order French fries, a bowl of chili, a soft drink and have her stop on the way back for a family size bottle of maalox.

AFTERNOON SNACK - Drink the maalox

DINNER - Six pack of beer and Kentucky fried chicken three-piece dinner, don't eat the coleslaw.

Jzorn
Jzorn

I'm a Photographer that loves Food, Music, and Fun. I was so bummed to here it was sold out. 

Amywatson Colorado
Amywatson Colorado

 Knock Knock who's there? Lettuce... Lettuce who? Lettuce in and we'll tell you!

Jenn H.
Jenn H.

Clowns love pie in the face, we love pie in the mouth! It'll be a party with us around!

Leah
Leah

 Why should I win? To make security guys' job easier that day. Not having to try and stop me from sneaking in would be beneficial to everyone.

Life-of-spice
Life-of-spice

I compiled the most comprehensive list of all restaurants that have ever been in Boulder. Time to start Denver's list.

Karen T.
Karen T.

Mmmmmm Marco's wings, Euclid's pickle tray, all we need now are tickets to The Big Eat to eat, drink, play!  

awoff
awoff

 Three words: I ♥ Westword. Pandering? Don't mind if I do...

Vermiciousknidenator
Vermiciousknidenator

I spend my weekends stalking food trucks, I'm a vegetarian that would gladly renounce my sinful ways for some duck fat popcorn and I'm not begging for the sake of being tuned into a Denver food lover, I'm begging because my inner fat kid wants cotton candy and will have it no other way.

Tony
Tony

I am a large human being with a large appetite.  Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hungry, Hippo! 

TonyPalmer991@yahoo.com

Kellie Peterson
Kellie Peterson

The girlfriend and I love food almost as much as each other. Uh, wait, who am I kidding? Food wins.

Old Unkajoe
Old Unkajoe

I would like them, because I've always wanted to eat great food after the world ends. That's on Saturday. 

Christian
Christian

you should pick me because i am the foodinator.  williambreathes is to pot as i am to food.

Dallen6033
Dallen6033

In Vegas last wknd- need good food to help my body recover, free tickets to help on my wallet. Please :)

monkeybones
monkeybones

Because if I don't have food....I will die....

Bethany_j_04
Bethany_j_04

I broke my back and this would allow me to the oppurtunity to eat my feelings. And then some.

Reneenagle
Reneenagle

Love food, love my daughter who loves food, forgot to buy tickets before they sold out! How stupid am I? 

Ryan
Ryan

Foodie friend in town from SF, and as Denver native, want  to show her why I live here!

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