Food Festivals

Pairings is September 13: We Have More Tickets to Give Away


Another week, another pair of tickets to give away. New Times annual wine and food event Pairings is coming up fast on Thursday, September 13 at the Broward County Convention Center.

Last week we gave away two pairs of passes to two artistically inclined readers. We had a lot of fun judging the many submissions, but this week we thought we'd make things a little less challenging while giving you the opportunity to provide us with some feedback.

This week all we are asking you to do is like Clean Plate Charlie on Facebook and leave a comment. If you already like us, you're halfway there.

You can leave your comment either here on the blog or on Facebook. Let us know what kinds of food news you'd like to see us cover. Do you want to see more celebrity news? More local news? Restaurant reviews? Food events? Something we haven't even thought of yet? Do you know of a local place that we don't? Or maybe you love what we do and would like to just say, "Good jobs, guys." (Everyone could use a little encouragement now and then.)

Say whatever you'd like to say and we will put your name into our figurative hat to be randomly chosen for a pair of general admission Pairings passes. The winner will be announced this Friday.

Visit the official Pairings page for more information. General admission is $50 online (until noon September 13) or $60 at the door (or free if you win!). A VIP pass is $90 online or $100 at the door gets you in an hour early, a larger wine glass for gratuitous sampling, and admission to the VIP lounge where you'll find comfortable seating and some specially selected food and wine pairings.



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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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