WINNER ANNOUNCED: Can You Rhyme? Win Two General Admission Tickets to the Wine + Food Festival Sept 24

WINNER ANNOUNCED: Frank Leon has won the two free tickets to the Wine + Food Festival on 9/24. Congratulations, Frank. He had 98 votes for his poem:

After the food and wine fest, I’d rather go to jail than step on a L’escale. A burger battle is one I can’t lose but later I might need a colonic or at least some Green&Tonic. I better B-Good with Baby Booey chompers in the hood. He’s a charming fella but he ain’t no Citarella. Their fish is divine but if I ain’t got the time, I’ll drive my car to Char.

Reminder: Deadline to enter and to vote on GFP Facebook page is Monday, Sept 19 at 12:00 noon. The winner will be announced Monday night.

For the third year, Greenwich Free Press will give away two general admission tickets for Serendipity’s Wine + Food Festival at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. The tickets are good for general admission  on September 24. The “all day passes” are good from 12:00-10:00pm. Details on what’s included are here.

If you can rhyme, send us a poem incorporating *five of the following local restaurants and businesses participating in the event: Little Pub, Fleishers, Green & Tonic, Mill Street Bar & Table, Aux Delices, Méli-Mélo, Fjord, Citarella, L’Escale, CHAR Restaurant and gGood.

*A bonus point will be awarded for rhyming Wine + Food special guest Baba Booey (Gary Dell’Abate) in your poem.

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Best buds traveled from Fairfield to Greenwich for the Wine + Food Festival 2014 in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park. Credit: Leslie Yager

The winner’s tickets (Must be 21+) will be good for two general admission (value $150 each) on Saturday, Sept. 24 which includes:

  • Admission to the full schedule of cooking demonstrations and panel discussions with local and national top chefs, spirits experts and sommeliers; celebrity bookstore and signings, 2nd annual Top Bartender Showdown, 5th Annual Burger Battle and more
  • All-day wine, beer and spirits tastings
  • Grand Tasting featuring samples from 100+ local signature restaurants and purveyors (1pm-5pm)
  • Access to evening bites at the Master Grilling Tent, Burgers & Beers Tent, Ultimate Sandwich Take-down and Taco Party! (4pm to 8pm)
  • Access to the Pepsi Main Stage Music Concert (6:30pm-10pm) This means you get to hear  Grammy Award winners 6:30 PM- ZIGGY MARLEY  and 8:30 PM- OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW
  • Official festival bag and signature wine glass
  • One-year Serendipity magazine subscription
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Jeffrey and Cai Pandolfino sampling healthy food and juices at the Culinary Village at the Wine + Food Festival 2014. Credit: Leslie Yager

The rules are simple. Send the GFP editor your poem using five of these 11 participating local establishments in your rhyming efforts. There is no minimum or maximum word count, though brevity is always lovely (Note to self).

Upload your poem to the Greenwich Free Press Facebook page or email poems to the editor [email protected] and we’ll post it on Facebook for you.

The vote will be determined by the number of Facebook likes! We’ll let you know on Monday if you have on!

The deadline to enter and for votes is Monday, Sept. 19 at 12:00 noon. The winner will be announced on Monday night. We’ll forward the winner’s name and email to the event organizers for the winner to collect at the event.

The GREENWICH 2016 WINE+FOOD FESTIVAL is a multi-day event that benefits The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a nationwide organization dedicated to providing healing to children and their families coping with cancer, sickle cell anemia and other serious illnesses, as well as The Greenwich Department of Parks and Recreation.


The folks from Fjord Fish Market offered samples at the culinary village, 2014 Credit: Leslie Yager

See also:

Innovative Chefs Announced for 2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival

Countdown to 2016 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival in Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

Sixth Annual Greenwich Wine + Food Festival Returns Sept 23-24 to Roger Sherman Baldwin Park

PHOTOS: Greenwich Wine + Food Festival 2014 Packs The Park!

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The Wine + Food Festival benefited The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. Credit: Leslie Yager


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