Cook Out NYC 2012 {Giveaway!}

Today's special post & giveaway is sponsored by Cook Out NYC: 

Do you love kimchi as much as I do and want to make your own at home? Ever hear of Kimchipalooza? What about Cook Out NYC™?

Well, at the Press Preview Party for Cook Out NYC™ we learned about all of the above and more! 

On July 7th and 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Governors Island will host the return of the ultimate outdoor cooking and country fair event, complete with Mama O’s Super Spicy Kimchi-Eating Contest, Kimchipaloozanot to mention a Fossil Farms burger cook-off with sustainable meats, a Sabrett’s hot dog competition with boutique toppings, more than 20 BBQ and grilling stations, as well as craft beer from local Brooklyn brewery Sixpoint. Proceeds from the event will even benefit community groups like Just Food and Chefs for the Marcellus.

The event’s press preview, hosted at the locavore haven Jimmy’s No. 43, showcased Kheedim Oh’s revolutionary new kimchi paste which can make kimchi from start to finish in no time. After a hands-on demonstration, coupled by a splendid sampling of Cook Out NYC™ food and drink, we had our own freshly made kimchi to take home.

Amazing bites of grilled shisito peppers, bahn mi sausages & sliders (no pic) to whet our appetites before the kimchi-making demo

Any of this sounding appetizing? Well, you’re in luck because I'm teaming up with Cook Out NYC to give  you a chance to win a pair of VIP tickets to Cook Out NYC™ on July 7th or 8th (a $120.00 value) this Independence Day Weekend! 

How to enter:  Hop onto Twitter and style your most creative tweet as to why you should be our winner and include both @CookOutNYC and @sweetsillianah in your tweet.  One winner will be chosen on Thursday, July 5th.

No worries if you don't win, tickets can be purchased HERE using the exclusive discount code “BlogOutNYC” at checkout to receive $5.00 off your ticket purchase.

Hope to see you at Cook Out NYC™!

Disclosure: I am promoting a savory event on my sweets blog because I truly do love kimchi and am pleased to lend my support to a fellow Asian trying to make it in America.  And in case you didn't know, I do eat more than just sweets. ;)  The tiny print: I was invited to the Cook Out NYC Press Party via my food-lovin' friend, Jackie and will be provided a pair of complimentary VIP tix to attend the event. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own.