Philly Cooks: Haiku Contest To Choose A Guest Judge

Come February 22nd, Philadelphia magazine is going to be pulling out all the stops with Philly Cooks–a full-bore food and wine event featuring the city’s best chefs, best booze and more. Before you ask, yes: There are Philly Cooks tickets on sale right now (at $75 a pop). But why shell out the green yourself when you can have a shot at not just eating for free, but joining our team of judges who will be choosing the night’s Best Entree, Best Appetizer, Best Dessert and Dish of the Year?

We have one spot open on the judging panel this year (for someone 21 or over), and all you have to do to be considered for this awesome responsibility?

Write us a poem.

A haiku, actually. Remember those from school? 17 syllables, divided into three lines of 5 syllables, 7 syllables and another 5 syllables. What could be easier? The subject for said haiku must be a restaurant review–good or bad–of any restaurant in Philly. Cleverness counts, as do both humor and seriousness. The job of judging is not one to be taken lightly, and neither is the job of haiku-reviewing. We’ll be taking submissions all week (in the comments section) and, come Friday, will announce a winner.

Oh, and for those of you who don’t win this coveted free trip to the trough, here’s the details about the event itself:

Philly Cooks
February 22, 2012
6:30 – 9 PM
33rd Street Armory and Drexel University
Tickets are $75 (must be 21+ with valid ID)

Philly Cooks [Official website]