Submit your recipe for the perfect dish for: $100 American Express® Simon...

Submit your recipe for the perfect dish for: $100 American Express® Simon Giftcard®, plus a $100 gift certificate from Pollo Tropical. !

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POLLO TROPICAL SWEETENS THE POT FOR
‘THE PERFECT SIDE DISH’ HOLIDAY RECIPE CONTEST

Recipe contest sets the stage for statewide canned food drive, ‘What Can You Do?’ at Simon Malls on behalf of the Florida Association of Food Banks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2010) – “The Perfect Side Dish” holiday recipe contest just got more delicious with contest prizes from Pollo Tropical as a preview to “What Can You Do?,” a statewide food drive Nov. 20-Dec. 14 at Simon Malls in Florida in collaboration with the Florida Association of Food Banks. At-home and professional chefs are invited to submit their favorite holiday side dish recipes using canned ingredients by Wed., Nov. 10 for the chance to win a $100 American Express® Simon Giftcard®, plus a $100 gift certificate from Pollo Tropical.

Food lovers are invited to submit their favorite holiday side dish recipe that includes canned ingredients. The ever-so-popular green bean casserole or sweet potato pie are good examples of recipes with canned food items. A panel of judges will review the recipes and select the perfect side dish chefs to compete. As a special incentive, the first 50 individuals to submit a recipe will receive a coupon for a free meal from Pollo Tropical.

Finalists will be asked to prepare their dish, which will be judged on taste, creativity and ease of preparation during a special competition held on Sat., Nov. 20, 2010 at four Simon mall locations including Paddock Mall (Ocala/North Florida), Coral Square Mall (Coral Springs/South Florida), Seminole Towne Center (Orlando/Central Florida) and Edison Mall (Fort Myers/Southwest Florida).

Five finalists per region will each receive a $25 American Express® Simon Giftcard® and a $50 gift certificate from Pollo Tropical. The winning chef per region will receive a $100 American Express® Simon Giftcard®, a $100 gift certificate from Pollo Tropical and the bragging rights for this premier recipe contest.

Recipes for “The Perfect Side Dish” can be provided via email at recipes@bitnergoodman.com. Recipe submission forms can be found at participating Simon Mall Guest Service desks or can be downloaded online at www.bitnergoodman.com/perfectsidedish.htm. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 10, 2010. For detailed contest rules and additional information, call 1-800-998-6753 or visit www.bitnergoodman.com/perfectsidedish.htm.

Participating malls include Boynton Beach Mall, Coconut Point, Coral Square, Dadeland Mall, DeSoto Square, Edison Mall, Florida Mall, Gulf View Square, Indian River Mall, Lake Square, Melbourne Square, Miami International Mall, Paddock Mall, Port Charlotte Town Center, Seminole Towne Center, The Falls, The Shops at Sunset Place, Town Center at Boca Raton, Treasure Coast Square and Tyrone Square.

Ricky Ly founded TastyChomps.com in 2008 as a local Orlando food blog dedicated to finding the tastiest bits and pieces of Orlando as well as around the world. His first book, Food Lovers' Guide to Orlando: The Best Restaurants, Markets & Local Culinary Offerings (Food Lovers' Series) is available now on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Photography is taken using a Canon EOS 6D and a Sony Nex-3. In 2017, he was inducted into the Orlando Sentinel's Culinary Hall of Fame. He is also featured in the Orlando Sentinel's Central Florida 100, a weekly opinion column featuring 100 of the most influential people in local government, politics and culture. In 2018, he was chosen by the Orlando Weekly as one of the "Ten People Making Orlando a Better Place to Be." E-mail him at tastychomps(at)gmail.com. Google

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