• Us San Franciscans are pretty spoiled when it comes to good food and we love any event that gives us an opportunity to celebrate just that. The upcoming SF Chefs is one of the most prominent celebrations of San Francisco's rich food, wine and spirits culture. Hosted in Union Square and at venues throughout the city, the festival gives the spotlight to top chefs, mixologists and winemakers.

    We're teaming up with our friends at SF Chefs to give away a pair of tickets to the Grand Tasting Tent event on August 5th, where the winner will be showered with the finest food and drink San Francisco has to offer. All you have to do to be eligible is spot any dish at the almost 200 participating San Francisco restaurants, from now until August 1st. We'll pick a winner at random - the more you spot, the more chances to win.

    For more about the SF Chefs festivities taking place throughout the city and to see a full list of Grand Tasting Tent participating restaurants, visit SF Chefs' website.

    And we can't miss the fun, so look out for Team Foodspotting in our Foodspotting t-shirts at the Grand Tasting Tent!

  • Providence, Rhode Island is a red-hot culinary destination, named the No. 2 Food City in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure readers. Find out what all the fuss is about during Providence Restaurant Weeks, July 8-21. We're teaming up with Go Providence to reward you for spotting your meal at restaurant weeks!

    Simply dine at any participating Providence Restaurant Weeks location from July 8th through 21st, spot your meal and you will be entered for the chance to win one of the five $50 restaurant gift certificate prizes. See the full list of restaurants and each of the menus here.

    • over 5 years ago.
      Craving this
    • over 5 years ago.
      look really delicious, I want to enjoy it...
    • over 5 years ago.
      click here : http://www.mattressland.co.uk/
    • about 1 month ago.
      cool
  • Team Foodspotting adores interactive meals where we get to be super hands on with making our own meal. We've had many great Foodspotting team dinners together in such a fashion.

    Starting today, we're excited to help The Melting Pot, our first national restaurant partner, kick off The Fondue Effect.

    The Melting Pot wants to thank foodspotters for spotting their fondue at any The Melting Pot location in the U.S. and Canada by giving away a $100 Melting Pot gift card every week. It's simple, just spot your fondue at The Melting Pot and you'll be entered to win.

    You have plenty of chances to win - the promotion ends on September 25, 2012! For more details, see the official rules.

    The Melting Pot fondue spotted by Jane in Austin, Texas.

    • over 5 years ago.
      I love the one in Annapolis, MD!!
    • over 5 years ago.
      I have spotted every item!
    • over 5 years ago.
      I love the melting pot wish I could afford to eat there all the time!!
    • over 5 years ago.
      I live in new jersey and it rocks my big sister took me there for my birthday and i have a pic
  • The legendary Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival kicks off next week! Whether you're going or just want to go next year… we have an amazing Foodspotting contest to get you excited about two 2012 headliners: Phish and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    TO ENTER Spot a chili pepper dish or fish dish anywhere in the United States - or - Spot any food item you purchase on-site at Bonnaroo to qualify to win a pair of 4-day tickets to the 2013 festival! Contest runs from June 1st to June 11th. Tickets are non-transferrable. NOTE: If you are spotting dishes at Bonnaroo, search for and use 'Bonnaroo' as the Place.

    To satiate the tens of thousands of fans turning out to enjoy the festival’s 125 live performances this year, Bonnaroo will have over 70 different food options including three eminently popular NYC restaurants - and Foodspotting favorites - Roberta's Pizza, Crif Dogs and Baohaus.

    Be a part of Bonnaroo or ensure your entry to next year's festivities by spotting away! You know you love chili pepper fish dishes anyway.

    Photo Credit: Jeff Kravitz

    Posted by Amy Cao in Contests on June 01, 2012
    • over 5 years ago.
      So, if we spot a fish dish from any restuarant (not in Bonnaroo, just a regular restaurant) between 6/1-6/11, would it enter the contest automatically without me having to do anything diff? if so, thats awesome!! thanks!
    • over 5 years ago.
      This is cool. :) thanks for the opportunity.
    • over 5 years ago.
      WOW!!!! WAY COOL!!!!!
  • It's about that time again when Foodspotting teams up with one of our awesome partners to give away a trip to an equally awesome destination. This time, we're working with Blackberry Farm in Tennessee and Travel + Leisure to give you the chance to win a weekend stay at the incredible Blackberry Farm. Travel + Leisure just revealed that readers rated this resort No. 1 for Service in the U.S and Canada, and Top Chef judge Gail Simmons recently deemed Blackberry Farm one of her most favourite hotels.

    Beyond the excellent service and breath-taking location, what's captivating about Blackberry Farm is its attention to good food. It features a rotation of cooking school events featuring world-class chefs and Master Gardeners that oversee the Garden, cultivating collections of heirloom seeds. The prize will include two nights' accommodation at Blackberry Farm resort in Tennessee, all meals while there and travel to the resort.

    All you have to do is go out there and spot as many Southern styled foods as you can from now through June 30, 2012. Here's a hint: below are the dishes that will make you eligible - you also have to be over 18 and a legal resident of the U.S. Never heard of some of these dishes? Even better - it can be just the perfect excuse to go try them!
    - Barbecue
    - Bourbon
    - Chicken and Dumplings
    - Chitlins
    - Chow-Chow
    - Collard Greens
    - Cornbread
    - Country Ham
    - Fried Catfish
    - Fried Chicken
    - Fried Green Tomatoes
    - Grits
    - Gumbo
    - Hominy
    - Hoppin John
    - Mint Juleps
    - Moonshine
    - Okra
    - Pimento Cheese
    - Ramps and Eggs
    - Red Beans and Rice
    - Shrimp and Grits
    - Spoonbread
    - Succotash
    - Sweet Potatoes
    - Sweet Tea

    See official rules here.

    Posted by Fiona Tang in Contests on May 18, 2012
    • over 5 years ago.
      One of the best places on earth!
    • over 5 years ago.
      WHO WON?!?!?!?
    • over 5 years ago.
      How can I win? very nice....http://www.mattressland.co.uk/
    • over 5 years ago.
      Agreed - I've checked and see no announcements of a winner. Was one chosen yet?
  • We all know that Foodspotting boasts some pretty darn professional food photos. We feel so confident about this fact that we've teamed up with ViewBug, a top online photography community, to host a photo contest.

    ViewBug is looking for your best foodspotting. Hop over to Viewbug to submit your image for a chance to win bragging rights and some cool prizes. The contest will be judged by Alexa, our CEO and Co-Founder; and Rebecca Karamehmedovic, former Associate Photo Editor for many magazines and websites including Parenting and InStyle magazines. Submit away and show them what good food photos are made of!

    Photo by Adam in Sydney

    Posted by Fiona Tang in Contests on May 09, 2012
    • over 5 years ago.
      Missed it as well, but the caffe latte above got our vote. When's the next contenst?
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Help me choose my dress!!
    • almost 5 years ago.
      Am I the only one who doesn't want a White Dress?
  • This time every year, the James Beard Foundation honors the best of the best in the food industry from chefs and restaurateurs to cookbook authors and food journalists to restaurant designers and architects and more. The Beard Awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America, so, needless to say, it's a pretty big deal for those who live, breathe, eat, work and advocate for good food.

    To coincide with the JBF Awards — winners announced on May 4th and 7th — and the release of The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best cookbook, we're collaborating with our friends at Chronicle Books in a Golden Ticket giveaway!

    TO ENTER Simply launch the Foodspotting iPhone and Android apps, log in, and look for a 'Golden Ticket' within the stream to win a copy of The James Beard Foundation's Best of the Best title, plus other Food & Wine titles from the Chronicle Books library. (Retail value over $100.)

    Additionally, Chronicle Books is offering Foodspotting users 30% off and free ground shipping in the U.S. for any title. Just enter promo code FOODSPOTTING at checkout. Click here to browse titles on the Chronicle Books site.

    The contest will run for one week starting on Friday, May 4th, so get ready to launch the Foodspotting app. Look for a Golden Ticket to win a piece of JBF history celebrating the best of the best in food.

    Posted by Amy Cao in Contests on May 04, 2012
    • over 5 years ago.
      Found my Golden Ticket! So excited! Thanks Foodspotting
    • over 5 years ago.
      Ahh! Congrats Ben, what are the chances!!
    • over 5 years ago.
      I figured pretty good with how often I'm on there :)
    • over 5 years ago.
      Is this just for US residents (both the contest and Chronicle Books offer)?
  • On May 19th and 20th, The Great GoogaMooga festival will open to NYC food and music lovers in Brooklyn’s beautiful Prospect Park. Approximately 75 food vendors including Foodspotting favorites Luke's Lobster, Num Pang, Brindle Room and Roberta's will be purveying signature dishes alongside brewers and winemakers with live music performances happening all weekend. We can't think of anything better than the combination of good friends, great food and awesome outdoor concerts in one of our favorite neighborhood parks!

    To get you in the celebratory spirit, we teamed up with The Great GoogaMooga to get you closer to the action. In the weeks leading up to the festival, use Foodspotting to win two Extra Mooga tickets!

    Salty Pimp @ Big Gay Ice Cream / Pork Belly Sandwich @ Num Pang

    Extra Mooga is a festival within GoogaMooga and an all-inclusive food and drink lover’s wonderland featuring over two dozen specially curated menus and drinks, exclusive viewing to main stage acts like Daryl Hall and John Oates and The Roots, 11 theme parties like Marcus Samuelsson's 1920s Harlem Renaissance Party, Shell Shucked! with the John Dory Oyster Bar, and The Big Gay Ice Cream Disco Party.

    Names like Anthony Bourdain, James Murphy, Masaharu Morimoto, Aziz Ansari, David Chang, Tom Colicchio and April Bloomfield will all be within Extra Mooga.

    The Great GoogaMooga will be held in Brooklyn's Prospect Park. Photo via Flickr.

    TO ENTER Spot a dish or drink from any participating Great GoogaMooga restaurant, upload it to Foodspotting and include the hashtag #googamooga in the description. Last day to participate is Sunday, May 13th at 11:59 pm ET. The more you spot, the more chances you have to win! See the full list of participating restaurants.

    But that's not all... Let your Foodspotting app be your guide at The Great GoogaMooga and snap photos of your favorite dishes or drinks all weekend. Include the hashtag #googamooga in the dish description and you could win either a Tour of the Brooklyn Brewery or a Wine Tasting for two at Terroir!

    We're pumped to be part of such an exciting event and we can't wait to see you guys there.

    5/15 UPDATE On Saturday at noon, meet up with us for an impromptu Foodspotting eatup by UrBARN within GoogaMooga. (Look for us in our Foodspotting shirts.) Show us our app on your phone and get a free Foodspotting tee while supplies last!

    Posted by Amy Cao in Contests on May 01, 2012
    • over 5 years ago.
      so sad theres no more tickets - any way to release a few more?
    • over 5 years ago.
      has the winner been announced yet?
    • over 5 years ago.
      @xrailsx won the tickets but we hope you can still make it!
    • over 5 years ago.
      You can also spot food to win a trip to Blackberry Farms: http://www.foodspotting.com/blog/posts/292-spot-your-way-to-the-luxurious-blackberry-farm