Thursday, December 1, 2011

GRAND PRIZE: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway



This giveaway has ended.  The winner is Courtney Dredden.
For a list of all #12DaysDC winners look here
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For Day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway, I am happy to feature this fabulous What Micky Eats Holiday Bundle worth over $200!

In addition, I will donate $1 for each giveaway entry below to the World Food Program, up to the total value of the prize.  Each dollar donated will fill 4 cups with nutritious meals and help build a world without hunger.


The What Micky Eats Holiday Bundle includes:

Read more details on this bundle below and scroll to the bottom to find out how to enter.

First in the bundle, I have a $25 gift certificate to LiLLiES Restaurant and Bar in Woodley Park.  Whether you're in the mood for a healthy treat or a more traditional meal you'll see it was worth stopping by. LiLLiES' chefs prepare each meal from scratch and use only the finest ingredients. They also offer multi grain and gluten-free options on majority of their menu.  Some particular items that stand out to me include: crab stuffed mushrooms in a beurre blanc sauce; quinoa salad with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh squeezed lemon; lobster ravioli topped with sautéed shrimp; and the roasted lamb shank with risotto. (Full menu)
Lunch and Dinner is available Monday-Friday starting at 11am; and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner starting at 9am on Saturday and Sunday.  In addition, LiLLiES provides an offsite catering service and onsite private room for private events, so check them out when planning your next party!

Lillies Cafe on Urbanspoon
Twitter: @LilliesDC
Facebook: LiLLiES Cafe

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Secondly, I have a $25 gift certificate to Toki Underground in the Atlas District of H St NE. Toki Underground is a hip new ramen noodle shop featuring a fun and casual menu of Taiwanese-Korean fusion noodle dishes and dumplings.  Toki Underground also boasts some great music and art work, as well as nods to Japanese anime and games.  I really enjoyed my meal there and you can read more about my visit to Toki Underground here.  Some particular items that stand out to me include: chicken dumplings pan-fried and filled with ginger, garlic, scallions, napa cabbage, house spice mixture, topped with Toki tare sauce; masumi vegetarian ramen soybean paste infused Tokotsu noodle soup with seasonal vegetables red pickled ginger, sesame, scallions, nori; and the dessert bento box. (Full menu)
Open Sunday-Wednesday: Food 5pm to 10pm / Bar: 5pm to 2am; Thursday-Saturday: Food 5pm to 12am / Bar: 5pm to 3am.  Toki Underground also sponsors some fun music and dance events, so check them out!

Toki Underground on Urbanspoon
Twitter: @TokiUnderground
Facebook: Toki Underground

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Next, I have a $50 gift certificate to Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers in Adams Morgan.  This national pizza chain has a newly opened location right here in DC, and is growing in popularity for its interesting toppings, rooftop seating and an impressive beer list featuring 24 different drafts.  You can order your pizza in gluten-free and vegan options too.  Some particular items that stand out to me include: tomato bisque; gourmet white pizza with sun-dried tomatoes, provolone, mozzarella, feta, Roma tomatoes, and onion; house calzone with spinach, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella cheese; and the Italian hoagie.  Pair any of these dishes with a bottle of Maui Brewing Big Swell American IPA or New Belgian Fat Tire Amber Ale on draft.  (Full menu)
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am to 1am; and Friday and Saturday 11am to 2am.  Mellow Mushroom has a beer club, features promo events such as trivia night, and also caters!

Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers on Urbanspoon
Facebook: Mellow Mushroom Adams Morgan

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In addition, I have a $50 gift certificate to dine at any Chef Geoff's or Lia's Restaurants.  With 4 locations in the DC area, you are sure to find a great meal as Chef Geoff is devoted to creating great food, libation, and merriment.  Each of his restaurants is a neighborhood institution, dedicated to the local community and clientele.  Each has its own unique personality, but three things remain constant: great food, great times, and great service.  My favorite location is Chef Geoff's Downtown, which has been featured on my Top 10 of 2009 list.  While each Chef Geoff's take a twist on the classic American fare, Lia's is the chef's take on an alluring combination of Tuscan warmth and Milanese chic, providing a New Italian Cuisine.  Some particular items that stand out to me include: Pacific Rim fish and chips, with a sweet chile sauce; black bean burger with pepper jack, jalapeno, and guacamole; and the wild mushroom ravioli. (Full menu)
Open Monday-Saturday 11:30am to 10pm; Brunch on Sunday 10:30am to 3pm; Dinner on Sunday 4pm to 10pm.  Try any of the Chef Geoff's locations for a great meal in our nation's capital!
Chef Geoff's (Downtown) on Urbanspoon Chef Geoff's (Tysons Corner) on Urbanspoon Chef Geoff's (Cleveland Park) on Urbanspoon Lia's on Urbanspoon
Facebook: Chef Geoff's

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Lastly, I have a lovely sweet ending to the bundle from The Sweet Lobby at Barracks Row.  The genius team from The Sweet Lobby will give the winner One 'Barracks Row' Box of Parisian Macarons (16 pieces) and One Dozen Cupcakes (of the winner's choosing) from their Signature and Seasonal Collections - worth over $50!  A long-time favorite of celebrated haute-pâtissiers of France, The Sweet Lobby has made macarons available right here on Capitol Hill, in flavors ranging from mango to matcha, chocolate to chai! Two delicate almond meringue cookies, encasing flavorful buttercream or ganache, their macarons feature California almonds and are gluten-free! I just adore these sweet treats and their packaging is so cute.  My full review on The Sweet Lobby can be found here.  Some particular items that stand out to me include: chocolate mint cupcake, dipped in dark chocolate ganache, topped with mint-infused buttercream and Belgian dark chocolate sprinkles; orange ginger macaron; and the pistachio green tea madeleine. (Full menu)
Open Monday-Thursday 10am to 9pm; Friday-Saturday 10am to 10pm; Closed on Sundays. Stop by The Sweet Lobby today to try their macarons, cupcakes or any of their other treats - madeleines, shortbread, mendiants, European-style hot chocolate, loose leaf tea and more!

The Sweet Lobby on Urbanspoon
Twitter: @thesweetlobby
Facebook: The Sweet Lobby

Dinner, Drinks, and Dessert - sounds good, right? Well you have 3 chances to enter the What Micky Eats Holiday Bundle worth over $200:
1. Comment below on what you wish for this holiday season. (No "Anonymous" please - you want to be able to claim your prize, don't you?)
2. Like me on Facebook
3. Follow me on Twitter and Tweet this:
Enter to Win $200 GRAND PRIZE: 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway - Follow @WhatMickyEats and RT #12daysdc #mickyprize goo.gl/wE8YY

Do 1, 2, or all 3! (Remember, I will donate $1 to the World Food Program for each contest entry, up to the total value of the prize - so that's up to $3 per person, if you do all options above!)

This giveaway has ended.  The winner is Courtney Dredden. For a list of all #12DaysDC winners look here

NOTE: The winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to respond or another name will be drawn. No compensation was received to host this giveaway.
12 Blogs - 12 Days - 12 Awesome Prizes!
You can win close to $2000 worth of prizes featured in the "12 Days of Christmas Giveaway".  Be sure to enter as many of these contests as you can.  A huge thanks again to all the participating DC blogs, restaurants and businesses!  You can also make your own donation to the World Food Program and help join our fight against hunger worldwide. 

Happy Holidays!

35 comments:

  1. Such a cool prize pack! This holiday season, I wish for continued good health for myself and my friends/family. Oh, and one good snow for DC and then back to springtime weather :)

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  2. Neat! I want to go to Mellow Mushroom for Christmas.

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  3. Micky, you did such an awesome job with this giveaway. It's amazing watching the buzz you've generated for these restaurants already. You seriously Rock!

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  4. I wish for lots and lots of great snow - enough for snow days off from work! Plus, hot cocoa, and my pup and my man to snuggle with :)

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  5. I'm hoping for something as delish as this!

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  6. I wish for a job for after I graduate in May :)
    As far as material things go, I'd love a KitchenAid Mixer!!

    Happy Holidays!! Thank you!

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  7. I wish I could be with my family and my wonderful boyfrien this Christmas and New Year's Eve :) I'm half of the world away but they know that my heart is with them, always!

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  8. What Micky Eats has the coolest giveaway this holiday season!

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  9. Toki Underground! Definitely a great giveaway =) I'm am hoping to graduate next year with a job in hand. Here's to a new year!

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  10. I wish to successfully finish my thesis! And to eat lots of great local DC food, of course :)

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  11. I would love to go to Toki Underground!
    I don't have a twitter. Can I still post the info on my status and win?

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  12. What a culinary adventure this would be! I wish for the improving health of my family, and for one last chance to experience DC's culinary scene before February when I'm "shippin' up to Boston!" I am going to miss DC's dining scene sooo much but will be back to visit every month :)

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  13. Really wants to win the Grand Prize!

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  14. Just moved to the area. I wish to meet some great people with shared interests for myself and my kids.

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  15. I wish Santa would bring me a Kindle Fire, but am not holding my breath.

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  16. So many places to try...I need to start a 12 days of Dining mission...every month!

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  17. I am wishing for a safe and easy travels home for me and all my family members!

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  18. This Christmas I am wishing for peace and happiness in our family!
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  19. I wish for everyone to get together, eat good food, drink good drinks, and relax.

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  20. I wish for family and friend-time!

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  21. I'm really hoping Santa brings me an iPad 2!

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  22. I'm hoping for good health for all friends and family

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  23. This season I wish for health and happiness for myself & especially for my mom.
    Nycole K
    knycks1(at)aol(dot)com

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  24. I LIKE you on FB (FB Name Nycole Kl-ein)
    Nycole K
    knycks1(at)aol(dot)com

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  25. Looks yummy, I would love to win this.
    Debra D. Davidson

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  26. This Christmas, I'm wishing for world peace and also for success in the year 2012.

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  27. This holiday I wish for health for my uncle who is ailing from a brain tumor, and for a healthy knee for my new husband, who fell on our honeymoon and tore his knee tendon in half.

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  28. Fun contests! Also stirs excitement for the holiday season. That's great you'll make a charitable contribution to fight hunger.

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  29. I want my fiance to feel better for the holidays!

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  30. I'm hoping for a safe and happy holiday for my friends and family around the country/world...and for some of those delicious macarons!

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  31. I'm wishing for more good restaurants in the SW.

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  32. I want to have a moment or two to enjoy my family. Too much rush rush with work and Xmas prep. I want to enjoy the present opening, the noise of kids playing, and the sounds of people having fun.

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