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


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.

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