Yes, Virginia: We're going to plug next Thursday's happy hour event at the Crosby as much as possible. But there is further incentive to go beyond Aron Habiger's that-night-only special, the opportunity to meet with Evan Kleiman and to talk with fellow Forkers.
There's going to be giveways. Good giveaways. Food giveaways. Marché Moderne giveways. Beer giveaways. Details after the jump!
Because people like free stuff and we expect many non-OC'ers to willingly visit Orange County for the first time ever, we've asked some of our favorite restaurants and food people to donate some of their marquee items for a raffle. The ones that I remember right now:
*Hot sauce from Break of Dawn, Taco Asylum and Gabbi's Mexican Kitchen
*Fish sauce from Xanh Bistro
*Baked goodies from Blackmarket Bakery and Marché Moderne
*Beer from TAPS
*Gourmet chocolate from C. Salt Gourmet
*My chica's OC Fair-winning habanero jelly
*Something from Avanti Cafe
*And others to come
Restaurants and people who make food: If you're interested in donating something to the event, email me! No cost, and you'll get a plug in our incessant reminders for the happy hour (next Thursday! 7 p.m.! At the Crosby!). Let me know!