Win Tickets to Delray Garlic Festival February 10-12

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We've got a pair of tickets to give away to Garlic Fest, the quirky Delray Beach event that celebrates the odiferous vegetable.
Why celebrate a flavor that keeps away vampires and ensures trench mouth breath that rivals the taste of stale cigarettes?

Like other maligned foods, garlic has an interesting history. Though garlic was found in the U.S. as early the 1700s, its popularity bumped in the '20s, with the influx of immigrants from Europe. China is the biggest international producer of garlic, while California and Oregon grow the most garlic in the U.S.

Garlic is more complex than the one type offered at the grocery store. It branches in ten varietals, such as the earthy rocambole with browned skin; artichoke garlic that's the what you see in Publix; and the photogenic creole garlic that's among the most mild. During a tasting, garlic is ranked according to three characteristics: flavor, pungency, and aftertaste. Garlic lovers who've tasted varieties compare it to trying a chili pepper, with references to peaks and how the heat of raw garlic unfurls.

More diverse variations of garlic became available in the U.S. after 1989, when folks from the USDA and other domestic groups were finally able to trek through Eastern Europe and Russia to buy varieties they had been eying that hadn't been accessible. Over the past 20 years, these varieties have made their way into the farms and specialty stores.

This weekend at Delray Beach Garlic Festival, chefs will offer garlic ice cream and pizzas in demos. They'll also face off in garlic competitions all weekend long. On the main stage, G. Love and Special Sauce play on Saturday night along with dozens of other performers throughout the weekend.

To win a pair of tickets for Saturday or Sunday -- a $20 value -- tell us in the comments about your favorite garlicky dish and where we can find it. We'll choose the most delicious and interesting description on Thursday afternoon. Be sure to include your email so we can contact you when you win.


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tikinap954
tikinap954

Lobster Scampi, bake large garlic clove cluster 30 min 350, cut open squeeze garlic into pan with butter, parsley and cream. Cook lobster 3-5 min. Pour over angel pasta (top with graded parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread. From my cook book! Email: ttopflyer@yahoo.com

tikinap954
tikinap954

Lobster Scampi, bake large garlic clove cluster 30 min 350, cut open squeeze garlic into pan with butter, parsley and cream. Cook lobster 3-5 min. Pour over angel pasta (top with graded parmesan cheese and serve with garlic bread. From my cook book! Email: ttopflyer@yahoo.com

Ufg8trj
Ufg8trj

Bistro Shrimp pasta from the cheesecake factory with extra garlic. Crispy Battered Shrimp, Fresh Mushrooms, Tomato and Arugula Tossed with Spaghettini and a Basil-Garlic-Lemon Cream Sauce---Yummmmy

Jerry Balaker
Jerry Balaker

Drive cross-country to Cali, swim over to Oahu...  Go up country to Kahuku shrimp farms.  Look for Giovanni's Shrimp Truck.  Get the Garlic Shrimp Plate.  Onolicious!!!

Scott Bryan Fields
Scott Bryan Fields

GARLIC ROLLS from Marios of Boca or Il Mulino in Fort Lauderdale. But i have been known to just eat raw garlic...its that good!

Jenny
Jenny

The chicken wings from Bru's Room in Pembroke Pines. Its loaded with garlic in their signature sauce. Delicious!!!! :0)

Jrock16
Jrock16

 Ribeye Steak with Caveman Sauce - Garlic, thin sliced and toasted in olive oil, add chopped cilantro and chopped jalepeno to the olive oil/garlic for 2 mins!  good stuff! (jrock16@gmail.com)

Felicity
Felicity

Sooo, it's not the fanciest place but you can get good beer and a good meal for a cheap price...Flannigans Guiseppe's Pasta is loaded with fresh basil, diced tomatoes, and whole roasted garlic and sauteed in olive oil then tossed w/ angel hair pasta and served with three buttery garlicy garlic rolls. Oh, and when I say loaded with whole roasted garlic, I mean it. So freaking delicious. (felicity1225@gmail.com)

Carli
Carli

garlic rolls at Mario the Baker in Miami

Ajwfla
Ajwfla

the calamari at pizoodles in vero beach. tomato sauce with a generous helping of garlic. no fear of vampires after eating. just amazing. (ajwfla@bellsouth.net).

Katie H.
Katie H.

Garlic Crabs.. my mom used to make them by  drowning crabs in a gallon of butter-garlic sauce which gets into every nook and cranny She'll usually put together a side of linguine and of course some Garlic knots.. YUMMMMYYY

Homer Butt
Homer Butt

I'm partial to the Sizzlin' Escargot at Rosey Baby in Lauderhill. (homer.butt@gmail.com)

Sfbwilcox
Sfbwilcox

Fire-roasted artichoke with panko breadcrumbs and garlic butter sauce at Sublime Restaurant and Bar in Fort Lauderdale (sfbwilcox@gmail.com)

Bri9023
Bri9023

When I lived in Japan (Japanese love their garlic btw) Arin Krin Garlic Restaurant was awesome!  ...I loved the garlic tofu fried rice, the deep fried garlic chicken and the garlic mushroom pizza :) (bri9023@hotmail.com)

Heather Emerson
Heather Emerson

Hi, my favorite garlicky dish is Garlic potatoes, parsnips and carrots....and it can be found at my house:-) The recipe is off of www.jamieoliver.com. Before this recipe I had never tasted a parsnip. When I make these everyone loves them.

Heather Emersonsumpgood@yahoo.com561-767-7347

Manny Pellicane
Manny Pellicane

Linguine with garlic and olive oil, a simple classic dish. Served at my house at least once a week!

Angela
Angela

Rickeys Wings in Hollywood; Order their wings hot with fresh garlic! OMG! Sooo good. They cover the wings in their famous hot sauce and fresh minced garlic.... When the wings are done, I eat the garlic! 

JMS409
JMS409

Beef in Garlic Sauce from Mandarin Village (jessica_schwartz@comcast.net)

Jcb7472
Jcb7472

the chimichurri sauce at Angus Bar & Grill in Hollywood (jcb7472@gmail.com)

MelissaMcCart
MelissaMcCart

Its the garlic fest post from Thursday. Yourlilchef. Thanks for throwing your hat in. I love those rolls at Il Mulino too!

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