In this economy and at this time of the year when much discretionary spending is directed toward others, who can afford to pass up a free meal? Heck, even if you’re a 1 percenter who uses a stack of Benjamins to dab the sweat off your face while sunbathing on your own tax-haven tropical isle, would you want to pass up a chance to eat free at a Bryan Voltaggio restaurant?
Didn’t think so.
So here’s your chance: The chef-restaurateur is set to open his first District-based restaurant, the meat-centric (but not meat-only) Range, located in the freshly renovated Chevy Chase Pavilion. As part of his three-night “pop-in” previews from Dec. 15-17, the “Top Chef” runner-up is giving away a free meal to the two best answers to this question:
Why do you think you should be among the first people to eat at Bryan Voltaggio’s Range?
Points will be awarded for style, originality and avoidance of all references to Voltaggio’s tattoos. Oh, yes, all responses must be 150 words or less, too.
More contest details after the jump.
Send your response to me at email@example.com. Include your name, address, e-mail and phone number, so we can contact you. All responses must be received by noon Friday, Dec. 7. The two winners will be selected by the Food section staff. Winners can bring one guest; the meal includes all food, but excludes alcohol and gratuity.
To learn more about Range, read the latest post on the Going Out Gurus blog.
Range is expected to open shortly after the preview pop-in around mid-December. Those who would rather just book a table for the preview evenings, Dec. 15-17, can make a reservation on the Range Web site, starting at 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26, which is only fitting: It’s Cyber Monday.