We are giving away a pair of VIP tickets for the Iron Bartender competition on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Radio Room. VIP status is usually reserved for donors of $75 or more. When you arrive the night of the competition you will be ushered to a special area at the bar where you will have a front row seat for all the action, get to taste all of the secret ingredients, and receive a free voting card. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 30.
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Saturday, December 1, 2012
8:30 p.m. doors | 9:30 p.m. competition
Minimum donation of $10 | 21+
Donate to get tickets at www.ironbartenderpdx.com/
1101 Northeast Alberta Street Portland, OR 97211
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3 bartenders. 3 secret ingredients. 3 rounds. Portland’s Original Iron Bartender is a boisterous evening filled with prizes, giveaways, Portland notables, and creative cocktails, and it all benefits local non-profit The Giving Tree. Three talented bartenders will go head to head (to head!) during three 6-minute rounds, using a new secret ingredient every round to create a total of 9 original cocktails. The judges score them based taste, presentation, and originality, and the bartender with the highest score wins the title of Iron Bartender!
During the event there will be tons of loot for the audience. Everyone has the chance to win one of the nine cocktails created during the competition, and attendees can purchase voting cards to vote on their favorite bartender, with every voting card submitted into a drawing for a massive prize package that one lucky voter will win! Plus, there will be cheap raffle tickets, tons of raffle prizes, and amazing drink specials!
General admission can be purchased online by donating a minimum of $10 to The Giving Tree through the Willamette Week’s Give! Guide between now and Nov 30. Donors who give at the $75 level and above will receive VIP status and get seated right in front of the bar so they can interact with the judges and competitors, taste all of the secret ingredients, and receive a free voting card! Last minute folks can attend for a $15+ cash donation at the door.
Our judges are 2011 Iron Bartender Lauren Fitzgerald; Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence Edna Daze and Dixie Rupt; Mark Bitterman, co-owner of The Meadow and James Beard Award winning author of Salted; Don Bourassa, Yelp Community Director PDX and cocktail enthusiast; actor Jesse Graff, aka Spock at Trek in the Park; and one lucky audience member who will be chosen the night of the event.
Our competitors are Mindy Kucan from Hale Pele, Erica Namare from 23 Hoyt, and David Shenaut from Raven and Rose.