Win Tickets to the Grand Gourmet: The Flavor of Midtown

If you like giant tasting events, Midtown’s biggest is coming up at the end of the month… It’s the 10th Annual Grand Gourmet: The Flavor of Midtown, presented by the Grand Central Partnership, and it will feature dishes from over 30 Midtown restaurants- including ML favorites the Grand Central Oyster Bar, Murray’s Cheese, Naples 45 and a ton more.  It all goes down April 29th from 7 to 9:30pm at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central. Tickets are $75, but we’ve got a pair to give away to one lucky Midtown Luncher. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below letting us know what free samples you’d be most excited to house at the event (a full list of participating restaurants can be found here.) The winner will be drawn at random on Monday, April 19th at Noon.

Don’t want to leave it to chance? You can buy your tickets for the event here.


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    I want samples from the Grand Central Oyster Bar!

  • I will be all about any steak offerings from The Palm, Michael Jordans, or any other steakhouse that will be there.

    Sounds great and would love to go.

  • chipotle and magnolia. jk.

    i’ve been meaning to go to métrazur forever, so i’d love to try that out. also, riingo for chef samuelsson’s creations.

  • I’d like to sample to Porterhouse for two from Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse and go back repeatedly until Ive sampled the entire steak. Thank you for picking me.

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    Magnolias is a part of my regular diet (boo for cupcakes, yes for banana pudding and mini-tarts)!

    Unfortunately, steaks are not part of my regular diet. Please help me add more steak to my diet! : )

  • Uhm, yeah, I’m gonna go with the Oyster Bar people. :)

  • Yeah, the oysterbar sounds like something I’d be sampling as well.

  • Cool. Free food. Sign everyone up. I’m down to try it all. Why not!

  • yummm.. murray’s cheese samples, lobster mac n cheese from capital grille please.. or maybe some spicy grilled calamari? and pera’s phyllo rolls and lamb riblets are always awesome drink sides… :)

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    Boullaibase from the Grand Central Oyster Bar and fried chicken from Aretsky’s Patroon

  • I’d like any of the steakhouses and Ruby Foo’s, since my boyfriend doesn’t like anything on the menu, so I’m never getting there myself.

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    I’d like to try Aretsky’s Patroon – heard good things about it.

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    I want the cheese from Murray’s!

  • I would like to sample:

    Ammos Estiatorio
    Aretsky’s Patroon
    At Vermilion
    Benjamin Steakhouse
    Bice Ristorante
    Bobby Van’s Steakhouse
    Café Centro
    Café Spice
    The Campbell Apartment
    The Capital Grille
    Charlie Palmer’s Métrazur
    Commodore Grill at the Grand Hyatt New York
    Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
    Joe The Art of Coffee
    Kellari Taverna
    La Fonda del Sol
    The Long Room
    Magnolia Baking Company
    Michael Jordan’s The Steak House NYC
    Murray’s Cheese Shop
    Naples 45
    The Palm Too
    The Palm West
    Pera Mediterranean Brasserie
    Pershing Square
    Ruby Foo’s Times Square
    silverleaf tavern
    St. Andrew’s
    The Wheeltapper Pub

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    All I saw was blah, blah, blah. But there was one glowing — obvious pick: Chipotle! I’d like tickets to prove that, if a duel did happen to break out, the man wielding the giant burrito would win against whatever food weapons the other vendors are meekly offering. Unless of course, Chik-fil-A was to miraculously show up offering a deliciously powerful chicken nugget slingshot.

    • What’s the deal? Are you like sponsored by Chik-fil-A? I mean we love our Chik-fil-A down in Houston, but seriously? Do they ship you some nuggets every time you shoot their name out? However, I whole heartedly feel your sentiments. I could use a little more Chik-fil-A in my life. Jack in the Box for that matter.

  • I’m not sure which one of these places it might be, but I’ve heard of this hidden bar in GC that has excellent martinis. I’d like one of those and a couple dozen oysters from Oyster bar, please. And then, a banana pudding from you-know-where.

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    Most definitely Murray’s Cheese!!! Yurm.

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    La Fonda del Sol!

  • I’ve had many a drink at the Wheeltapper (great place). Would love to finally try their food; as well as all of the steak houses!