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Alex and I very excited to be at the Warriors game.

Up until Saturday night I had never been to a professional basketball game. I mean, I had seen the Harlem Globetrotters when I was a kid, but I’m not sure that exactly counts. Just ask Krusty the Clown.

So it was with absolute glee that the fine folks at the Chase Center invited Alex and I to see the Warriors play the Spurs on Saturday night. Not only were we getting to watch the game, we were getting to do so from a fancy luxury box!

All of this was to celebrate the Chase Center’s new Most Valuable Plate competition, a culinary contest to see what dish becomes the arena’s signature dish. At the end of the season, a portion of sales of the winning item will be donated to local non-profit Bayview Makers Kitchen, which you may remember from my web series, When the Lights Come Up in the City.

This is how the competition works:

Beginning December 6 when the Warriors take on the Orlando Magic at Chase Center, and throughout the duration of the campaign, fans will participate in a bracket style competition between eight menu items to help determine the winner, which will be announced on February 27.

The Tin Pot Creamery Cookie Dubster Milkshake was just as good as it looks

Every two weeks, fans will have a chance to vote for their favorite item in the matchup through Chase Center social media handles on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. All options will be available at an eatery on either the main or upper concourse to allow for fans to taste food items before voting.

On December 6, the bracket will tip-off with the following match-ups:

  • Wings & Woks Adobo Wings vs. Modelo Carne Asada Nachos: December 6 – December 19
  • Tin Pot Creamery Chicken & Waffle Cone vs. Tin Pot Creamery Ice Cream Panini: December 20 – January 2
  • Tin Pot Creamery Cookie Dubster Milkshake vs. Modelo Cinnamon Sugar Churros: January 3 – January 17
  • Wings & Woks Sweet Crispy Tofu Wok vs. Sadie’s Vegan Reuben Sandwich: January 18 – January 30

During our the game we got to try all the different options. While there were some tasty treats, my favorite of all of them was the Tin Pot Creamery Ice Cream Panini. Holy shit was that good. It’s made with Tin Pot Creamery’s Caramel Corn Ice Cream, topped with chocolate fudge, and pressed between two glazed donuts. Yeah, I bet you’re drooling about it right now.

You can learn more about the competition and check out the dishes right here. Enjoy!

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