otaku south XLRG 2013 bowl

 

If you saw my post on Monday with the round up of food & drink events happening here in Nashville this month, then you saw Otaku South’s EXTRA LARGE in the mix. What I didn’t share in that post was this  awesome lineup of participating chefs:

Sarah Gavigan/ Otaku South NASHVILLE

Shigetoshi Nakamura/ Sun Noodle & Ramen Lab NEW YORK

Edward Lee/ Milkwood & 610 Magnolia LOUISVILLE

Yuji Haraguchi/ Yuji Ramen NEW YORK

Mihoko Obuni/ Mibo Loves Ramen ATLANTA

Jessica Benefield/ Two Ten Jack NASHVILLE

Akiko Moorman/Gohan Society NEW YORK

Seriously, I’m super stoked about this group! How in the world do I decide which bowl of ramen to eat??? Hmmm, I guess the smartest plan would be to round up 6 friends so the 7 of us can get one bowl from each and pass around….

What:

Otaku South EXTRA LARGE 2

When:

Saturday, February 15, 2014
5  – 9 pm Ramen is served
8 – 10 pm Music from Guilty Pleasures

Where:

Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton St
Nashville, TN 37203

How Much:

Varies ($11 – $23 for individuals). Purchase tickets here.

otaku south XLRG 2013 tables

Last year’s EXTRA LARGE event

And guess what? One of you lucky ducks is going to get to go for free!!! The lovely folks at Otaku South have provided me with a set of two (2) combo tickets to give away (which means you & a friend get to eat ramen AND see Guilty Pleasures!).

~Contest Closed~

Congratulations to the winner!

#43 Kelly

All you have to do is this:

Mandatory

1. Leave a comment telling me about the best ramen you’ve ever had – OR – tell me which of the participating chefs’ ramen you’re most excited about eating.

Optional

For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Slurp for a cause at #OtakuXLRG event with @betheats & see Guilty Pleasures! Enter here to win tix: http://bit.ly/1exbAdS” then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Like Otaku South on Facebook and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case!)

 

Contest ends on Sunday, February 9th at NOON CST. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If that person doesn’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!
Images courtesy of Otaku South Facebook page.

50 Responses to “Otaku South EXTRA LARGE 2 – a giveaway!”

  1. 1

    Jeff — February 5, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    Now & Zen, a sushi restaurant in Charlottesville VA, does a ramen pop-up about once every six weeks. Excellent.

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    Jeff — February 5, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    I like Otaku South on Facebook.

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 5, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    Great giveaway! =D I’m most excited to try Edward Lee’s ramen, although let’s be honest, I’ll probably love all of the offerings!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 5, 2014 @ 8:03 am

    Tweeted!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — February 5, 2014 @ 8:04 am

    And i like Otaku South on Facebook from my Fearless Homemaker page. =)

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    Jacob — February 5, 2014 @ 8:46 am

    Sarah’s ramen at Silly Goose a few months back was the best ramen I’ve ever had. Really excited to try Chef Lee’s ramen at this event!

  7. 7

    Jacob — February 5, 2014 @ 8:46 am

    Already liked on FB

  8. 8

    freya — February 5, 2014 @ 8:47 am

    Best ramen was in a tiny shop in Tokyo. I already like OtakuSouth on fb.

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    Jenny — February 5, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    I’ve already gotten tickets and am super excited. I’ll have to convince some more people to come so we can taste them all.

  10. 10

    danielle — February 5, 2014 @ 9:20 am

    Awesome giveaway!~ I’d love to try Edward Lees.

  11. 11

    Jennifer — February 5, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    Best Ramen was at Osaka ramen in Hawaii!

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    Jennifer — February 5, 2014 @ 9:25 am

    I like Otaku South on FB

  13. 13

    Heather — February 5, 2014 @ 9:28 am

    Honestly I’ve only had authentic Ramen once!!! So I would love to win!

  14. 14

    Sarah — February 5, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    The Best Ramen I Ever HaD Was In DC…..it.I Love Otakus Ramen ANd Really Want To Try Ed Lees!

  15. 15

    Sarah — February 5, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    I Already Follow You On Twitte And Wi Retweet!

  16. 16

    Sarah — February 5, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    I Already Like Otaku South FB Page…..And IOve Their Ramen!

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    Sarah663 — February 5, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    Best Ramen ever was when we were in grad school, we threw a Ramen noodle formal party. The dress was formal, and all the dishes were made from Ramen noodles. We also had desserts like Ho Hos and Ding Dongs!

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    Liz — February 5, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    I used to go out for ramen in NYC, but since I didn’t eat pork, my options were limited. I’ve had Otaku South’s ramen and it’s pretty awesome, so I’m going to go ahead and call it the best yet! I’d love to try someone else’s!

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    Liz — February 5, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

    I like Otaku South on fb, too!

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    SarahD — February 5, 2014 @ 3:13 pm

    The best ramen I’ve had Sakuramen in the Adams Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC. They also have amazing pork buns.

  21. 21

    SarahD — February 5, 2014 @ 3:14 pm

    I already follow Otaku South on Facebook. That is how I know how to find them around town.

  22. 22

    SarahD — February 5, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    Tweeted
    Slurp for a cause at #OtakuXLRG event with @betheats & see Guilty Pleasures! Enter here to win tix: http://bit.ly/1exbAdS

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    Mike Wigger — February 5, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    I am most excited to try Ed Lee’s Ramen! I have seen him at Music City Eats and recently as a judge on Taste.

  24. 24

    Mike Wigger — February 5, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    I follow Otaku South of Facebook.

  25. 25

    Nicole Elliott — February 5, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    Best ramen ever…momofuku in NY. And don’t even get me started about their “buns”…yummmmmmmmmm!

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    Nicole Elliott — February 5, 2014 @ 4:07 pm

    I liked Otaku South on Facebook.

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    Sarah Seiler — February 5, 2014 @ 8:32 pm

    best ramen I’ve had was at a bar in Tokyo – just outside the temples at Akiabara. It was a dive of a place, no one spoke english, and I spoke no japanese, but it was so good.

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    Danny Durkee — February 5, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

    Best ramen i’ve had was at the noodle shop on the military base that my dad was stationed at in Iwakuni, Japan. Kintaro Ramen in Vancouver is pretty solid too.

  29. 29

    Michelle P — February 6, 2014 @ 9:39 am

    I haven’t had any Ramen yet… I need to jump on the bandwagon.

  30. 30

    Jess — February 6, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    The most recent was the opening of Two Ten Jack. Looking forward to trying out more style of ramen.

  31. 31

    Jess — February 6, 2014 @ 9:41 am

    I already like Otaku South on Facebook

  32. 32

    Stephanie Beard — February 6, 2014 @ 5:58 pm

    The hot chicken ramen from Otaku South is my favorite!!

  33. 33

    Samantha — February 6, 2014 @ 6:01 pm

    I am most excited to try Jessica from Two Ten Jack!

  34. 34

    Samantha — February 6, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    I like Otaku South on Facebook

  35. 35

    Macon — February 6, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    Oh I loved the ramen pop up at marathon last year!

  36. 36

    Macon — February 6, 2014 @ 6:34 pm

    Also like them on facebook

  37. 37

    Emily — February 6, 2014 @ 7:20 pm

    The best ramen I’ve ever had is something I’ve made. I’m a (pretty good) home cook, but I know there are more ramen experiences to be had.

  38. 38

    Emily — February 6, 2014 @ 7:22 pm

    I also like Otaku South on Facebook

  39. 39

    perry — February 6, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    sarah of otaku south’s vegan ramen was definitely my favorite ever! so thrilled about this event.

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    perry — February 6, 2014 @ 9:52 pm

    and i also like otaku south on fb!

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    Josh — February 7, 2014 @ 8:20 am

    Best ramen I ever had was at Maido.

  42. 42

    Josh — February 7, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    Tweeted Slurp for a cause at #OtakuXLRG event with @betheats & see Guilty Pleasures! Enter here to win tix: http://bit.ly/1exbAdS

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    Kelly — February 7, 2014 @ 8:33 am

    I most want to try Sarah Gavigan’s ramen of Otaku South – I was pregnant when her pop up dinners were going on and I couldn’t go due the egg-issue and I love eggs in my dishes! So excited about Extra Large!

  44. 44

    Kelly — February 7, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    I liked Otaku South on Facebook – go ramen!

  45. 45

    Kelly — February 7, 2014 @ 8:37 am

    Tweeted: Slurp for a cause at #OtakuXLRG event with @betheats & see Guilty Pleasures! Enter here to win tix: http://bit.ly/1exbAdS

  46. 46

    Aviaryami — February 7, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    Otaku hot chicken!

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    Rose L — February 8, 2014 @ 1:47 pm

    I am a serious ethnic foodie and have been following Otaku South on FB since they arrived and have enjoyed Sarah’s ramen many times. I plan to attend this event regardless of winning (but it would be great). I attended last year and have about 40 members of my ethnic dining group coming with me this time around.

    I am super excited that Chef Edward Lee will be cooking. I had the pleasure of trying his food in Louisville a couple years ago while on a road trip to see Anthony Bourdain and my chef crush Eric Ripert.

    Check “What the Pho!” out on Meetup. I have been running the food circuit with my members for almost 6 years. I just started following you on Twitter but have been loving your blog for a while. Keep it up!

    http://www.meetup.com/What-the-Pho/

    • Rose L replied: — February 8th, 2014 @ 1:50 pm

      p.s. I also tweeted: Slurp for a cause at #OtakuXLRG event with @betheats & see Guilty Pleasures!

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    Brittany — February 9, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    From Pok Pok!

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    Kristin @ Camels & Chocolate — February 11, 2014 @ 12:52 pm

    I so wish I could go to this! I LOVE Sarah Gavigan, and I LOVE ramen. Win-win.

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