Vegan Iron Chef Ticket Giveaway!

June 27th, 2011

Last year's Vegan Iron Chef in Portland. Photo by Lucas DeShazer.

Unfortunately, I’m not going to be here for the second annual Vegan Iron Chef Competition this year — but if you are I’ve got a pair of tickets for one lucky commenter. Since last year’s event sold out quickly I’m doing this giveaway early so those who don’t win can go ahead and purchase tickets ($12 advance/$15 at door/$100 VIP tasting seats).

Comment below on the best vegan dish you’ve eaten out in Portland recently (or a vegan dish you’ve made at home recently if no restaurant dishes stand out) for a chance to win a pair of tickets.

From the press release:

Three chefs from the community’s favorite establishments will prepare dishes inspired by an unveiled secret ingredient for a panel of esteemed judges and a live audience, while the event is live-streamed to anticipated thousands.

The event will be co-hosted by bestselling cooking author Isa Chandra Moskowitz of The Post Punk Kitchen and local artist and zinester Nicole J. Georges.

Our chefs are Kitchen Dances’ Piper Dixon, Homegrown Smoker’s Jeff Ridabock, and Dovetail Bakery’s Morgan Grundstein-Helvey.

This year’s judges include Julie Hasson from Native Bowl and Everyday Dish, Aaron Adams from Portobello Vegan Trattoria, Grant Butler from The Oregonian, John Janulis from The Bye & Bye, and last year’s crowned Vegan Iron Chef, Quasu Asaase Yaa.

Live music, exhibitors, sampling, trivia, and raffle prizes round out this can’t-miss event.

Tickets ($12 in advance/$15 door; $100 VIP tasting seats) are available at VeganIronChef.org. Sponsorship opportunities available now.

Vegan Iron Chef is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, OR, with a mission of spreading the message of veganism by showcasing the art of vegan cuisine and celebrating community. Other cities are encouraged to join the Vegan Iron Chef network, hold their own competitions, and unite for regionals and finals in upcoming years.

Vegan Iron Chef Competition
Sunday, July 10th, Competition 5-7:30pm; after party until late
Event @ Refuge PDX

14 comments on “Vegan Iron Chef Ticket Giveaway!

  1. Salvador Molly’s Ajiaco is great!

  2. Molly on said:

    The Cafe at the Yummy Tummy Oasis in John’s Landing is always solid. Food is not only vegan, but raw. Love their creamy cucumber soup with rosemary and garlic. Also love their fresh beet ravioli with beets and snap peas from their own organic garden!

  3. Jaime on said:

    Already bought my tickets, but I’d comment with “Kitchen Dances” just like last time. Love the food and the folks.

  4. StarMichael on said:

    I see that someone from Native Bowl is affiliated, but still…I’m addicted to their Mississippi bowl!

    I also vote (whatever) for El Nutri taco on 19th and Alberta, best vegan burritos in town!

  5. Veronica V on said:

    I love everything at Prasad. The last time I was there I had the Bhakti Pasta which *crazy* delicious. I am neither vegan nor a raw-dieter, but dishes like this one could convert me.

  6. I recently had falafel at Wolf & Bears food cart. It was the BEST falafel I have ever tasted!!! I can’t believe I waited so long to go there!

  7. emily dunlay on said:

    I recently tried blueberry coconut vegan pancakes at a friends house! so good and melt in your mouth ;)

  8. Lindy on said:

    *Anything* at Portabello!

  9. Emily B on said:

    I’m from Seattle, but when I come to Portland, Blossoming Lotus has my heart! Their raw falafel and salad with spiralized beets is heavenly!!

  10. Erika Denison on said:

    Last Sunday I visited the Eatin’ Alive cart at the King farmer’s market and had her raw/live vegan zucchini lasagna.

    It was fresh and delicious and the flavors were perfectly paired together! It was a spiritual experience! It was quite possibly one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.

    It was so good that I emailed her for a special order as I didn’t want to wait an entire week for another chance to enjoy it.

  11. The gnocchi at Portobello is always fantastic, but their current one is an amazingly perfect combination of everything delightful: pan seared gnocchi with cashew cream, mushrooms, leeks, and asparagus with pea shoots on top. Seriously, I was in food heaven.

  12. Michael on said:

    The Klammich special at Homegrown Smoker yesterday…fried soy curls and slaw with a side of mac no-cheese, absolutely stunning.

  13. My bf is vegan while I’m a dyed in the wool carnivore. I’ll try anything once but I’m completely addicted to a seitan-chickpea loaf that he makes. It’s delicious and filling and strangely nutritious. I’ll probably never go vegan, but if more vegan food tasted like this, I’d be happy eating more of it.

  14. Liz Crain on said:

    Thanks for all the yummy comments. We all have a lot of good food to try in upcoming weeks! I posted the winner here and it’s lucky #8 — Lindy. Congratulations! Drop me a line Lindy at liz crain at gmail dot com and I’ll give you the details. Thanks everyone for giving it a shot and thanks for leaving comments.

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