Chow Bella

Buy Downtown Market Raffle Tickets For a Chance to Dine Out for a Year

To celebrate the mid-October opening of the Downtown Phoenix Public Market's Urban Grocery and Wine Bar, market organizers put together a raffle to tantalize taste buds. Two lucky winners will get the opportunity to dine at some popular Phoenix hot spots.

We were pretty jazzed because the website says "Enter to win a whole year of dining out," but when we read a little more closely, we saw the offer is for 12 meals, which is one free meal a month. College years made us pretty experienced at eating sparingly, but one meal every month doesn't really seem like a whole year of dining. We knew it was too good to be true!

Free is free, however, and raffle tickets are only $10, hardly the cost of 12 meals. Plus, some of our favorite places like Barrio Café, Cheuvront, Cibo, Postino, and That's A Wrap! are participating.

Proceeds go to help fund the swell little farmers market and its new grocery store/wine bar. (Doesn't it seem like everything is part wine bar nowadays?) Tickets are available until October 29th online, at the Urban Grocery and Wine Bar when it opens in mid-October, and at the market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The winners will be announced at the grand opening event at Urban Grocery and Wine Bar on October 29.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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