Generous Helpings Giveaway! (Nashville)

May 1, 2013

Generous Helpings

Generous Helpings returns this year on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at the Nashville Farmers’ Market. It’s an annual event featuring tastings of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from local restaurants, as well as fine wines and beer selections from local distributors. The best part about Generous Helpings is that all proceeds benefit Middle Tennessee’s Table, Second Harvest Food Bank’s grocery rescue program. The program rescues and redistributes nearly 5 million pounds of food from more than 200 grocery stores annually including produce, dairy, protein, and non-perishable food items. That is a huge amount of food rescued!

Tickets for Generous Helpings are on sale now, $40 in advance and $50 at the door. You can also buy a $150 Patron Ticket which includes an invite to a separate Patron’s Party being held on Monday, May 6th at Flyte World Dining and Wine, a ticket to Generous Helpings, an event t-shirt, and a gift. Check out the restaurants participating so far:

Amerigo Italian Restaurant
Bella Nashville
Caffe Nonna
Chappy’s Seafood Restaurant
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
Kickin’ Coffee and Tea
Kohana Japanese Restaurant
Kroger Chef Shoppes
Legato Gelato
Marche Artisan Foods
Margot Cafe & Bar
Midtown Cafe
Miel Restaurant
Mirko Pasta
Nashville State Community College
Nothing Bundt Cakes
perl Catering
Pied Piper Creamery
Porta Via Italian Kitchen
Porter Road Butcher
Red Pony
Riff’s Fine Street Food
Riviera Provencial Grill
Second Harvest Food Bank Culinary Arts Center
Something Special
Soy Bistro
Sunset Grill
Soy Bistro
The Bloomy Rind
The Mad Platter
The Turnip Truck
Urban Grub
Yellow Porch

Ready to eat?! It’s a great opportunity to sample food from your favorite restaurants or restaurants you’ve never tried, and you’re helping a great local charity!

For one lucky reader, I’ve got two tickets to this year’s Generous Helpings!

Mandatory Entry: Do one of the following and leave a comment on this post telling me which you did.

  1. Join Second Harvest’s email list at
  2. Like Second Harvest on Facebook.
  3. Follow Second Harvest on Twitter.

Optional entry: For one additional entry, tweet the following: “Win tickets to Generous Helpings benefitting @2HarvestMidTN from @SoHowsItTaste!” and leave a separate comment that you tweeted.

Contest ends on Friday, May 10th at 5 p.m. central. Please make sure you enter a valid email address as an alternate winner will be chosen if I don’t hear from you within 48 hours. Good luck!

Congratulations to Sue who left comment #14!
You’ve won two tickets to this year’s Generous Helpings!
Winner chosen using

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  • Kristen Paige May 1, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I did all three! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  • Kristen Paige May 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    …and I tweeted for the additional entry!

  • Renee May 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    All three have been completed! I can not wait for this event. It’s always a great one!

  • Brent May 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm


  • Brent May 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Already on the email list and follow on twitter. Will “like” on fb when I get off this work computer.

  • Michelle May 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    I did all three tasks.

  • Diane May 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    I did all three! Would love to go!

  • Traciwilbur May 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I have already liked/joined/followed all 3!

  • alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] May 2, 2013 at 8:07 am

    I’m on their mailing list and follow them on twitter. Not on Facebook, though, so I can’t like their page. 🙁

  • alexandra @ sweet betweens [blog] May 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    mmhm. And I just tweeted. 🙂

  • Kelly May 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

    I am on the mailing list.

  • Kelly May 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I like them on FB

  • Kelly May 2, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I follow them on Twitter

  • Sue (KyddSR) May 2, 2013 at 10:43 am

    All 3 already done! Sounds like a fun night!

  • Sue (KyddSR) May 2, 2013 at 10:48 am

    tweet, tweet.

  • Brent May 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    finally liked on fb

  • Diana May 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

    I did all three!

  • Alex May 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’m following on twitter! @loveaafair

  • Alex May 6, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I tweeted about the giveaway! @loveaafair

  • David May 6, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    i signed up for the email list and liked them on facebook! Thanks.

  • Michelle Valenzuela May 6, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Signed up on the mailing list:)

  • Lori May 7, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I’ve signed up for the e-mail list.

  • Beth May 9, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I’m on their email list!

  • Beth May 9, 2013 at 4:59 am

    oops, and I forgot to say I also Like them on FB and follow them on Twitter 🙂

  • Nicole May 9, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I signed up for the e-mail list!

  • Eden May 9, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I liked Second Harvest on Facebook!

  • Jenny May 9, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks for the contest! I signed up for their email list!

  • Jenny May 9, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    My facebook page now likes their facebook page…

  • Sarah May 9, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    liked on Facebook.

  • Sarah May 9, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    and tweeted as well.

  • Janet May 9, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    Signed up for the email!

  • Janet May 9, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Already follow 2nd Harvest on Twitter.

  • Jack S. May 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I am already on Second Harvest’s email list but I am now following them on twitter. Thanks!