CONTEST TIME! Win a Big Box of “Big Apple” Baked Goods from Geraldine’s Bakery



We have a winner! Reader Mari has won the Big Box of Baked Goods from Geraldine’s Bakery by naming the piece of mystery art below “puella aeterna,” which is Latin for “eternal girl.” Congrats to Mari, thanks to everyone who participated, and thanks to Fred at Geraldine’s for donating the prize! Good times. Stay tuned for more contests right here on Ashvegas.coma s well as on my own blog.

Win a big box of baked goods from Geraldine’s Bakery!

Hello Asheville!

It’s time for another contest! This time, in honor of the trip to New York City that Dawn and I took, I have arranged for one of you lucky ducks to win a big ol’ box of awesome New York City style baked goods from Geraldine’s Bakery on Merrimon Ave right here in Asheville!

As you may or may not know, Geraldine’s owner/baker is Fred Dehlow, who is from Long Island. Fred’s family ran a bakery up there for generations, and he moved to Asheville a few years ago to open Geraldine’s, which is named after his mom. Fred makes all kinds of kick-ass baked goods, including a lot of New York City classics like chocolate cigars, babka, black and white cookies, and of course donuts and danish and pretty much everything you would associate with a typical New York City Bakery! I love Fred’s baked goods, and I know you will too.

There’s only one step to enter this contest: Below is a piece of Art…

Please make up a TITLE for this artwork and POST IT IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.

Dawn and I attended a ton of art fairs and museums in NYC, and I only allowed myself to take pictures of food-related art. This was one of my faves! That’s an actual person —  a young woman  — playing on her iPhone while watching TV from a fuzzy bean bag chair. Part performance art, part installation, part video art, the box of Cheez-its and giant marshmallow bunny — as well as the plush doo-doo emoji — really sold me. I loved it!

Stupidly, however, I did not write down the name of the artist, or even the title of the piece. Damn it! Now I’m counting on you guys to make-up some clever titles at least, and if you want to make up a clever name for the artist, I’ll give you extra points.

Got it? Just to be clear:

  1. Invent a title for the piece of Art above.
  2. Post it as a comment below.
  3. You will then be eligible to win a big box of NYC style baked goods from Geraldine’s Bakery right here in Asheville!

I will hand-pick one lucky entrant based entirely on how clever their made-up title is, and I will announce the winner next Thursday, March 31st.

So frickn’ easy. Do it!

Speaking of winners…

Contest Winner Laura C. enjoys a wing at Mojo Kitchen and Lounge!

Congrats to Laura C. who won FREE LUNCH with me at Mojo Kitchen and Lounge in the “Win the Wings that Won The Wing War” contest! We had a great time and ate some great wings!

Thanks for participating, Laura, and being a fun lunch partner! And thanks to Mojo Kitchen for treating us to wings, salad, and dolmas!

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From left: Chef Jacob Sessoms of Table; Chef William Dissen, The Market Place; Chef Steven Goff, Standard Foods; Chef Katie Button, Curate; Chef Joe Scully, Chestnut and Corner Kitchen; Stu Helm; Chef John Fleer, Rhubarb; Chef Karen Donatelli, Donatelli Bakery; Chef Peter Pollay, Posana Cafe; and Chef Matt Dawes, Bull & Beggar./ Photo by STEWART O’SHIELDS for ASHVEGAS.COM

Stu Helm is an artist, writer, and podcaster living in Asheville, NC, and a frequent diner at local restaurants, cafes, food trucks, and the like. His tastes run from hot dogs and mac ‘n’ cheese, to haute cuisine, and his opinions are based on a lifetime of eating out. He began writing about food strictly to amuse his friends on Facebook.


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That’s a winner, Mari! Perfect. I had to look the term up on Wiki, and when I did, I was like, “Hey, not just a perfect title for the piece, but this lady gets extra points for being smart.” I will let Fred at Geraldine’s know that you are our contest winner, and I will be in touch with you via email. Thanks for participating and coming up with a fantastic answer! And for teaching me something I didn’t know. Congrats on the win, I hope you enjoy your big box o’ baked goods! YOM!

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