Got an opinion on a local restaurant? Share it and win tickets

Whether your a self-described critic or a lover of all things edible, your relationship with food could win you tickets to Asheville Wine and Food Festival’s Grand Tasting, an afternoon of samples with local restaurants, vineyards, distilleries and food producers. That’s on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 5 p.m.

Check out Mountain Xpress’ new online dining guide and review platform, See what your neighbors are saying about restaurants, food trucks, bars and other eateries. Write reviews based on your own experiences, and rate restaurants according to Xpress’ innovative, five-star system. (Alright OK we didn’t make up that system, but why reinvent the wheel?)

From today through Sunday, Aug. 18, every review you write on enters you into a drawing for a pair of tickets to the festival. (If you’re one for dollars signs, that’s a $110 value.)

This isn’t the type of sweepstakes where we calculate your odds of winning for you, but we will say that writing more reviews probably increases your chances of winning. (Just no spam, please. Our IT guys are watching you, and they reserve the right to disqualify reviews that seem fictitious, derogatory, nonsensical or otherwise disingenuous.)

If you have questions about the contest or about, drop us a line at

For more information about the Asheville Wine and Food Festival, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, visit

The fine print: Must be 21 or older to win the drawing. The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18. An email address is required to win. (Email addresses will not be displayed to the public.) Xpress will notify the winner by email on Monday, Aug. 19. The winner must respond within 24 hours to claim the tickets. Otherwise, we draw again. Our IT department reserves the right to disqualify entries.


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