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Grand Gourmet Returns and So Does Your Chance to Score VIP Tix

Once again, there will be a big food festival inside Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Station called Grand Gourmet. This is a huge event where food businesses from the area set up shop and serve some of their best dishes. Not only do you get all this food in one place, but it’s a chance to try some higher end restaurants that are a little out of the usual ML price point. Tickets are $125 for general admission and include all the tastings, plus net proceeds go to charity (to local homeless service programs in the neighborhood).

If that’s a little out of your price range, here’s your chance to score a pair of VIP tickets to the event on Thursday, May 7, which will last from 7:00 (6:15 for VIPs)-9:30pm. Just take a look at the list of participating restaurants and tell us which you are most excited to try and why in the comments below. We will randomly pick a winner on Thursday, April 30 at 3pm. For more information, click here and to purchase tickets, click here.

Win A Pair of VIP Tickets to the Grand Gourmet

The annual Grand Gourmet is returning to Grand Central Station on Thursday, May 1. On that evening, hungry attendees will descend on Vanderbilt Hall to sample as many dishes from the neighboring restaurants, bars, and cafés as humanly possible. Returning favorites like Grand Central Oyster Bar and Tulsi will be side by side with new additions Shake Shack (new to the terminal) and Vitae. Proceeds from the event support a neighboring homeless shelter and leftover food will be donated to City Harvest. General admission tickets are $125, but once again we’re offering two VIP tickets (a $700 value). All you have to do is leave a comment about which restaurant you’re most interested in trying and why. The list of participating venues and tickets can be found here. We’ll choose a name at random on Thursday, April 24 at 3pm.

Score Two VIP Tickets to Grand Gourmet

Once again, we’re giving away two VIP tickets to Grand Central Partnership’s annual food festival. You may remember from year’s past that Grand Gourmet brings over 30 of the neighboring eating establishments together for a night of eating, drinking, and celebration in Vanderbilt Hall. Check out my delicious re-cap from last year’s event. The proceeds go to the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, which is a not-for-profit homeless services provider. For that reason, tickets aren’t cheap ($125 for general admission), but we’re giving away two VIP tickets (a $700 value!) to one lucky reader. The event is on Thursday, May 2 from 7-9:30pm and all you have to do to win is check out the list of vendors here and let us know which one you’re most excited for. A winner will be chosen at random on Thursday, April 25 at 3pm. Don’t want to leave it to chance?  You can purchase tickets at their website.

Grand Gourmet is Back and We Have 2 VIP Tix to Give Away

Amazing this happened a year ago already! Grand Gourmet: The Flavor of Midtown is returning to Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central on Thursday, May 10 from 7-9:30pm. The event is hosted by the Grand Central Partnership and will feature tastings from over 30 restaurants in the surrounding area, like Tulsi, Beer Table Pantry, and The National. Proceeds will benefit the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation. Check out the website to purchase tickets and find out a list of the vendors. Tickets are a little out of ML’s usual price range – $100 and $350 for VIP – but once again we’re giving away a pair of VIP tickets to one lucky reader. All you have to do is leave a comment stating which dish or restaurant you’re most excited to try. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Thursday, May 3 at 3pm.

Last Chance to Win a Free Lunch on Google & Us: You've got less than 12 hours left to enter the Google Places and Midtown Lunch contest. Up to 75 winners will get a free lunch with us this week at Koreatown favorite Food Gallery 32.

Win $100 From the Vilcek Foundation: Totally forgot to mention this when we posted about the Vilcek Foundation's Fall newsletter... they're giving away a $100 gift certificate to any restaurant of your choice in the U.S. To enter just take a photograph of yourself at your favorite food cart, and send the picture along with your name and the name of the cart to by October 31, 2011. One winner will be notified on November 7th.

Win a $20 Seamless Gift Card

It’s been a big month for the online food delivery company formerly known as Seamless Web.  They dropped the “Web” from their name and recently opened up nominations for the “Craved Restaurant Awards”, to honor the best restaurants that deliver via Seamless… information we probably wouldn’t have passed along, if they hadn’t offered to give two of our readers $20 gift cards!  (The things we’ll do to get you people free food.)   All you have to do to enter to win one of the gift cards is post your favorite lunch spot to order delivery from. (Don’t believe in delivery?  Just post any random comment and you’ll still be entered to win… although, it would make us wonder why somebody who hates delivery would want to win $20 worth of delivery.)   Limit one entry per person, winners will be chosen at random next Monday, October 17th at 5pm EST.

Sweetery & Cupcake Stop Both Giving Away Office Parties: Two high profile food trucks are giving away two big prizes this week.  Help name the Cupcake Stop's two trucks via Twitter and you can win one of two free office parties for up to 100 people (with complimentary cupcakes, natch) or win a very similar prize from the Sweetery NYC Truck for commenting on their Facebook page. The Sweetery contest ends a month from today, Cupcake Stop's ends on Friday.

Win a Pair of VIP Tix to Grand Gourmet “The Flavor of Midtown”

It’s that time again, when the Grand Central Partnership brings together more than 30 of Midtown’s best restaurants and cafés for the annual Grand Gourmet: The Flavor of Midtown to celebrate and raise money for the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, the largest not-for-profit homeless services provider in New York City. For the price of admission, you get samples from many different venues ranging from high-end fare like The Capital Grille and Asia de Cuba to ML standbys such as Dee Daa and Grand Central Oyster Bar.

The feasting will commence at Vanderbilt Hall inside Grand Central on May 12 from 7-9pm. Regular admission tickets will run you $100, but Midtown Lunch is giving away a pair of VIP tickets (which includes early admission). To enter, simply leave a comment as to which dish or restaurant you are most excited to taste. Winners will be selected randomly on Thursday, May 5 at 3PM. You can see a list of participating restaurants here and find out how to purchase tickets for the event (because only one of you will win.) Good luck!

Win A Free Business Lunch at A Voce

Last week A Voce, in the Time Warner Center, emailed us to request that we cover their new 3 course, Italian lunch menu for $29 that is perfect for a business lunch because it takes under an hour (provided that you call ahead for reservations.)  We told them that it was a bit out of our price range, but if they wanted to give away one of their fancy pants lunches to one of our readers we’d happily take the free grub on your behalf!  Want to score a free prix fixe lunch for 2 at A Voce?  Let us know in the comments why you deserve the lunch, and you’re entered to win.  (It’s that easy.)  A winner will be drawn at random on Wednesday, April 20th at 3pm.  Limit one entry per person.