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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Giveaway

Wandering Chopsticks turned three years old!

My, how quickly time flies! Deep thoughts (Ha!) will come later. For now, thanks to Liz, on behalf of McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurants, she's letting me give away to one TWO lucky readers, a choice of the McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook or a goody bag with a T-shirt, pencils, foam stress-relief fish, and lunch box, or a $25 gift certificate.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant Cookbook

I haven't actually seen or read the cookbook, but I'm a big fan of McCormick & Schmick's happy hour specials. :) If you're a fan of the restaurants, need to add to your cookbook collection, or want the goody bag, leave a comment in this post.

I will pick TWO winners after 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 15.

(If you're not a blogger, make sure you leave your email or some way for me to contact you in case you win.)

The offer is only open to US readers.

Here's a brief plug in exchange for the giveaway. (Hey, I gotta earn my freebies somehow. :P )

McCormick & Schmick’s Reel to Reel Promotion:

From now until September, or while supplies last, purchase any dinner entrée and receive an unrestricted movie ticket for $5.00.

And enter McCormick & Schmick’s Reel to Reel Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The Sweepstake’s prize includes airfare and hotel for two to Park City, Utah, and VIP passes to party with the stars.

September 1, 2009 Update:

And the winners are...

#25 Sarah
#6 Durian Eater


Updated October 19, 2009:
Since I didn't have an email address and hadn't heard from #25 Sarah after having left a comment on her blog, and after asking again once more, I drew again for the second winner and it is...

#14 Gaga!

Please email your mailing address to me at wanderingchopsticks (at) gmail (dot) com so I can pass it along to Liz so she can send you your prize.

Congratulations and thanks for reading!

1 year ago today, terrible twos!
2 years ago today, Wandering Chopsticks turned 1 and I posted about how and why I started blogging.
3 years ago today, because I was too embarrassed to take out my camera, my sad little first post about Claro's Italian Market - Upland.


  1. Congratulations! :) The goody bag sounds fun! Love your blog!

  2. Time does fly. Love all the tasty recipes on this blog

  3. I would love to add this cookbook to my collection. I still remember the first time We went into McCormick and Schmick's when they had just opened in Chicago. There was a party of four of us who just went in for a snack, three hours later we came out well fed and cocktailed! They always have a great selection of oysters and their other seafood rocks. We do not have one here in Hawaii, so I would love the cookbook to try some of their ideas here.

  4. Have only eaten there when out on business trips but good food every time!

  5. I haven't tried this restaurant yet, but I'm looking forward to trying out a bunch of recipes from the cookbook. (I'll also see about finding a close one to go to their happy hour, since you recommended it!)

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  7. Hey WC - Congrats on your blogger-versary!

  8. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! I did not expect your third year to come by already so fast :)...scary how time flies so quickly!

    McCormick Schmicks is also one of my favorite seafood restaurants. I enjoyed their food in Seattle (and here in Pasadena) and they were so nice to also give away free coupons during Christmas to every passenger flying on my Alaska Airlines flight!

  9. Three years? Your blog is just about the right age to throw tantrums.



  10. Congrats on your bloggerversary! Never been to a McCormicks & Schmick's so winning this would be a fun first time visit.

  11. Congratulations! And thanks for the chance to win some free stuff! :P

  12. Congrats on your blog-a-versary.

  13. Wow, congratulations, love your blog, and thanks for the giveaway!

  14. 3 years?! Seem's like I've been reading your blog for at least four! ;) (janfred_james@yahoo.com)

  15. WOuld love to win! Seafood is right up my alley.

  16. long-time reader, first time post-to-get-freebies'er!

  17. I'm like you, love M & S's happy hour!!!

  18. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary! I love your take on food and have made the Viet/Sarah Lee tiramasu many times and have always gotten rave reviews. It is delish. I can hardly wait to fix the cilantro chicken soup. That sound divine. Do you add any other spices to the mix?
    Iffen you pick me, I want the cookbook. The next time I am down in Portland, I'll go to Jake's.

  19. I confess, I love their happy hour too!

    Maybe one day I'll be a grownup and go for a full meal, but those HH specials are such a greta way to get together with friends!

  20. Happy 3rd year blog birthday!

    I love the pictures on your blog. They always make me feel so hungry! =)

  21. Wishing your blog a very happy birthday!

    Seafood cookbook means yummy (hopefully if I don't destroy the meal) seafood dinners for this struggling cook. =)

    Been following your blog for over a year now, and I love your recipes (sriracha chicken wings is an all time favorite)! Keep up the great work and thanks for the giveaway!

  22. First - CONGRATS on the three years anni!

    Second - Ah!!! This sounds fabulous!!

    I'm allergic to most seafood, so I'd like to request for any of the other two give away.

    Thank you for the chance!

  23. McCormick and Schmick's is OK as American seafood restaurants go. Just very expensive. Plus, everytine I eat at an American seafood restaurant, I feel that they are wasting good seafood.

    American seafood is either broiled/grilled or pan fried or boiled and then liberally doused with butter. Not much technique and, more important, insufficient taste.

    Clams and mussels taste so much better stir fried with black bean sauce; lobster tastes sooo-o- much better stir fried with ginger and scallion; crabs taste so much better stir fried with XO sauce; whole fish astes so much better clear steamed with garlic and ginger and scallion and then lightly covered with boiling hot oil; and so forth...

  24. love your collection of recipes! happy blogoversary

  25. bmanho@hotmail.com

    the cookbook would be awesome

  26. One can never have too many cookbooks...LOL

    Happy 3rd birthday! I'm loving learning Vietnamese cooking and your blog plays a huge role in the ongoing process, so thank you and I hope you have many more years of blogging! :)

  27. I do like my fried seafood indulgence every once in awhile - I should try this place some time.


  28. I would love to add this cook book to my collection. I have heard of McCormick & Schmick's, but have not tried it yet. amathenia@hotmail.com

  29. Thanks everyone for entering this giveaway. Winners were chosen and entries are now closed.