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      The Go Giants Giveaway: Win This Tiny Grill

      Each week we’ll be picking one reader of Edible Brooklyn.com or Edible Manhattan.com to win prizes like charcoal grills, Breville kitchen appliances, a Bodum French press or even a year’s subscription to our own magazines. This week’s winner will receive this killer Fyrkat 13.4-inch portable charcoal grill. (Heck, it might be February, but it’s almost grilling weather, right?) Here’s how to enter to win this week’s contest:

      Weekly Giveaway: Win the New York Foodie Special (Trust Us, It’s Cool)

      Last week’s winner in our series of weekly reader contests is Sabrina Korber, who told us about her favorite seafood market (see her wise words below). Each week we choose one winner from comments on both Edible Brooklyn.com and Edible Manhattan.com, and this time Korber scored a Bodum Coffee press. This week’s contest winner will take home The New York Foodie special, which is a triple shot: A year’s subscription to Edible Manhattan, Edible Brooklyn and Edible East End, which covers the Long Island coastline. Here’s how to enter….

      The Weekly Giveaway: Win This Sweet Bodum Press (and Scope the City’s Best Butcher Shops)

      Here’s how to enter to win: Tell us about your favorite seafood shop in the comments below before midnight on Friday. Be sure to register with a real email address so we can contact you later if you win. We’ll pick a reader based on what we think is the best response. Extra points for those who lead us to best-ofs we haven’t already tracked down for our online listings.

      Perfect Potato Pancake Alert: Brooklyn Latke Fest Announces Chefs/Winners

      Now that we’ve tested our spud-mashing skills at Thanksgiving, it’s time for those of us celebrating Hanukah to turn our attention to the potato pancake. Specifically, the third annual Latke Festival Edible Brooklyn is putting on with Great Performances at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on December 19th. (If you haven’t snagged your ticket here, now’s the time.)

      Talk Turkey at Two in a Live Facebook Q&A with Chef Alfred Portale

      Don’t forget to join us in just four hours for a live Q & A on our Facebook page with Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill! From 2-4pm, Chef Portale will be answering all your questions about preparing and executing your Thanksgiving feasts (check out more details about it all right here.) Want to know how to flavor the whipped cream on the pumpkin pie with rosemary bitters? You could win lunch for two at his restaurant just by asking!

      Psst: Goof off on Facebook Tomorrow and You Could Win Lunch at Gotham Bar and Grill

      You’re probably technically at work until Wednesday, but we know what’s really on your mind: What’s the deal with deep-fried turkeys? Is there a secret to super-fluffy mashed potatoes? Are giblets really necessary for gravy? What apples are best for pie? That’s right, there’s plenty of Googling to do in the next few days as you prepare for Thursday’s big feast. But now you don’t have to: Chef Alfred Portale of Gotham Bar and Grill will be on-hand tomorrow for a live Q & A on our Facebook page.

      Holiday Gifts Made E-Z : Score the Edible Brooklyn Cookbook When You Subscribe to Us

      Our publishers just alerted us to a sweet deal, especially for those currently struggling on their holiday gift lists, double especially for those of us who haven’t even started. If you order a new subscription to Edible Brooklyn (only $28 a year!) before December 1st–or to Edible East End or even Edible Manhattan–they’ll kick in a free copy of Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook. You can find more details right here.

      Calling All Lard Lovers: Win Two Tickets to Tonight’s Lard Exoneration Dinner at Bubby’s

      If you’ve been following our blog the past few weeks you’ve read all about the really stellar series of dinner symposiums Bubby’s has been running on American foodways past and present. The next to last is on lard, and is extra-dear to the heart of Ron Silver, a co-owner of the restaurant famous for its fried chicken and pies. Beyond some those (and killer biscuits and fried clams) you can expect beyond some very serious discussion of the fat from Silver himself. If you like lard, you won’t want to miss it.

      Win Two Tickets to Dinner with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills on Wednesday Night

      Sadly we can’t claim Anson Mills as our own local producer, but we’re damn proud to eat the product all the same. Owner Glenn Roberts, the South Carolina miller who runs the company, has got to be one of the most cutting-edge guys in the country when it comes to finding, sourcing and saving heirloom and artisanal grains like corn, wheat and rice–including many varieties that were nearly impossible to find.