You've got one more day to buy tickets for New Times' fourth annual Pairings event at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
Click on thePairings
website to buy tickets online for $45 today, or pay $55 at the door tomorrow. Deep-pocketed readers can
shell out $80 for VIP tickets that allow you in early, before the
general admission crowds.
Congratulations to our final ticket winner-
Malaquite -- for his pithy response to difference between wet and dry aging:
"Assisted living facility in Seattle versus retirement community in Phoenix."
(Malaquite, please touch base with your email addy and phone number so we can give you the tickets!!!)
New this year: awards! A panel of judges at tomorrow's event will decide on the best overall bite, the
most unique, the most decadent dish, and best sweets. Who decides? Joining
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me in the judging tomorrow:
Chef John Kane is the program chair at The International
Culinary School at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He has 25 years
of experience in restaurants and hospitality.
Eric Barton is the Editor in Chief for New Times and a foodie extraordinaire.
James Carras is the principal of Carras Community
Development based in Fort Lauderdale. The gourmand has chaired a slew of
events over the past ten years, including Fort Lauderdale Greek
Festival and Flavors of Greece. He's also the site advisor to New Times
- Kristi Williams is a life-long Broward County resident who won the judgeship with this entry. She is currently getting her Masters in Speech Pathology.
Laine Doss is a food writer for both Clean Plate Charlie -- the food blog of New Times Broward - Palm Beach, and Short Order, the food blog for the Miami New Times.