May 28, 2013

FGH Turns 2, Time To Celebrate With A Giveaway!

Two years ago I started something that has taken a life of its own. I started my blog very naively after some encouraging from a couple of friends and a desperate need for a hobby. I had no idea what I was doing and quite frankly, I still don't. I knew nothing about the local blog scene (hell, I didn't even know what a 'blog scene' was) and it's (at times) ugly under belly. I didn't even know what a food blogger was. Like I said, I didn't know anything. I remember being told the name, Fatgirl Hedonist, was awful and I remember telling those people, "Fuck you, I like it. #PLP" All I did know was that I liked checking out new restaurants, I liked to write sometimes and I always tried to treat people the way I wanted to be treated. Most importantly, I knew that for better or worse you can take a girl out of Hialeah, but you can NEVER take the Hialeah out of the girl.

It's taken a long time to find my "voice" and I've realized my voice is ever changing and evolving, just like the size of my chongalicious hoop earrings. I've made great friends thanks to my blog and continue to meet amazing people through the blog's social media outlets. This blog has been a wonderful  and unexpected ride thus far. So as my little blog turns two, I decided I had to celebrate some way, some how. I considered throwing a party, but parties give me horrible anxiety... I mean, what if nobody shows up!? I can already picture it: Me sitting at a bar, eating a giant cake all by myself, mascara running down my face and I'm drowning my sorrows in a Miller Light. Ugh, just NO. So I decided to do the next best thing: give stuff away

 I love giveaways, both hosting and participating in them. I mean, who the fuck doesn't like winning shit? I thought about what I could giveaway and I decided on giving away a few of my favorite things. And by a few, I mean, like, 15 of my favorite things valued at $175. All a little random, but they help define who I am. If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll be able to recognize some of these items and appreciate them a little more.  So the grand prize winner will get all of this: 


I know I know, It's a whole lot of shit. So I'm going to break it down item by item. First up is a small bottle of Four Roses Bourbon for you to sip on. Why? Because I LOVE Bourbon/Whiskey/Scotch. I'll pass on Vodka, Gin and Tequila any day of the week for a nice neat glass of Bourbon.

Next is a full size bottle of Zonin Prosecco. Who the hell doesn't love bubbly? It doesn't get any better than carbonated booze my friends and Zonin's Prosecco is some of the best quality prosecco on the market for a very affordable price. I know I'm giving away two bottles of liquor, but I can't help I like to drank.

A full size far of Nutella. Why? Because yes.

Café Bustelo, I am a coffee addict and Cuban cafecito runs through my veins along with sarcasm and chusmeria. There are a couple of other Cuban coffee brands out there, but truth be told that the locally owned and operated Bustelo is my favorite.

Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal is the best cereal ever. Period.

Hedy Goldsmith's Baking Out Load cookbook is my favorite pastry cook book, hands down. I've been obsessed with Hedy's pastries for about four years now. The fact that I can now attempt to recreate some of her delicious pastries at home just blows my mind. If you've never tried her pastries, turn the computer off right now and go straight to Michael's Genuine Food & Drink and get everything on the dessert menu. Just GO!

A pair of Old Navy Chancletas and a Hia-Leia sticker from the awesome Livid Tees. Why? Because I rep my city all day, errday #SinPena. If you've followed this blog or any of my social media outlets, then you know I'm proudly from Hialeah. I embrace its stereotypes and its bad rep because ain't no shame in my game.

A coupon for a free pack of any King's Hawaiian product. Have you ever had one of their dinner rolls? It's sweet, buttery, heavenly goodness. I'm convinced these things are made with fairy dust and unicorn blood.

I love Copperpots Jam. I've never been shy about my admiration for their products. Sure they're great people too, but their products are even better. Yea their Bourbon Apple Butter is fan-fuckin-tastical and their Five Spice Pineapple jam will give you foodgasms for days, but have you tried their sriracha? Their Sriracha is THE TITS. Plain and simple. It goes great on fried chicken, soup or your two year old toddler. Be sure to check out their online store to see all of the delicious stuff these guys make.

A Bodium French Press Coffee maker. You haven't had a real cup of joe until you've had some coffee brewed in a French press. It's ridiculously easy to use and gives new life to your regular old brewed coffee.

 
A t-shirt from Livid Tees. I fell in love with Livid Tees on Instagram a while back. They're a Miami based, startup company that makes funny, rude and sometimes crude t-shirts, cellphone covers and stickers. The owner is from Hialeah and gets his inspiration from the local news and local Miami culture. Even if you don't win the grand prize, run to their website and check out their selections. There are a few different shirts available depending on size.

My favorite peanut butter happens to be Peanut Butter Co.'s White Chocolate Wonderful. Ymmmm peanut butter. So I'm giving away a full size jar of this stuff before I eat it.

Lee & Marie's Cakery is an awesome bakeshop and café in SoFi. Their pastries are amazing, but what I truly love about them is their mission to bring awareness to Autism by employing adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can read all about them here. As a result I'm giving away a $50 gift certificate to this place so you can check them out for yourself.

Last, but not least....I love the beach. Personally, I find it relaxing and soothing. Except for when there's screaming brats or morons that decide to play their boombox loud enough for the entire beach to enjoy. No I'm not sending you a beach, a jar of sand or anything emo like that. Instead, I'm sending everything mentioned above in a custom-made reversible beach bag.



2 losers, I mean runner-ups, will get a Livid Tees shirt, Hia-Leia sticker, a bottle of Copperpots Sriracha and a bottle of Zonin Prosecco. Not too shabby if you ask me! Enter to win below and good luck! Winner will be announced on June 22, 2013 at 12:00pm

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43 comments:

  1. I think I should win because obviously Fat Girl Headonist is my favorite food blog...every day I look forward to what will be posted next on Instagram!! Even though sometimes I get sad that I can't leave work that second to drive wherever the pic is from and get whatever it is to eat ASAP...well maybe I have done that once or twice at Crumb in Midtown :) And why wouldn't I want to win this contest...Nutella is in the gift basket!!

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  2. Can't wait to see if i win! Congrats on your second year. So proud of my Hialeah Girl!

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  3. You're awesome, I have been following your blog since I knew it existed (about a year and a half), and I have tried almost every restaurant you talk about (almost). I love cooking, baking, etc. I was born and raised in Miami (the melting pot of the country), and like you, have a special place in my heart for all kinds of foods. I would appreciate/use every single thing in your giveaway. anddd I've never won anything! Thats all :)

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  4. You're awesome, I have been following your blog since I knew it existed (about a year and a half), and I have tried almost every restaurant you talk about (almost). I love cooking, baking, etc. I was born and raised in Miami (the melting pot of the country), and like you, have a special place in my heart for all kinds of foods. I would appreciate/use every single thing in your giveaway. anddd I've never won anything! Thats all :)

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  5. you go girl! felicidades!!

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  6. This post is hilarious!!!! And those products are goooooooooood! I always wanted a french press so this would make my entire year!

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  7. I am wayy too excited for this! :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary! I love that you included chancletas!

    Suzy Q

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  9. Congrats on the 2 years - what an achievement!

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  10. Congrats, Happy Anniversary. I think I should win cause I'm from Hiaelah, I when to Hialeah High (T-Bred all the way), not to mention I love a girl talking about food HAHAHA. Hope to see you at another event soon.
    PS. If I win, I buy rounds of whisky ;)

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  11. Happy 2nd Anniversary . .

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  12. Congrats on the 2 year anniversary! I want to win a goodie basket :)

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  13. I should win because the last 5 pounds I've gained are all your fault. You kinda owe me ��

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  14. First, Congrats! :)

    And I should win because if it weren't for your blog and instagram pictures I don't think I would appreciate my hometown as much as I do. I've been in Miami my whole life wishing to be anywhere else but here... Until I started reading your blog. I have learned to not only appreciate my city but love it for all that it is--good and bad.

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  15. Congrats! I just started following you 4 or 5 months ago because a friend kept re-posting your amazing food pics on Instagram. You're the reason I found Mojo Donuts. Now I go there bi-weekly after my appointment at Jenny Craig, lol! A girl cannot live on diet food alone :) I too was born and bred in Miami. I've since moved up to Ft Lauderdale, but still will always identify with the 305. That's why I love your blog! I mean what other food blog is going to include a sweet pair of Chancletas as part of a prize? None I tell you. Keep up the awesomeness & thank you for all that you do to promote local restaurants/food trucks!

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  16. Congrats! It's so great to have found a local food blogger! Here's to many many more

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  17. Love, love, love your blog. I get excited about food and reading food blogs it's one of my guilty pleasures... :-) Congrats on the FIRST 2 years because I'm sure there will be many more!! Here, here!! Now give me my gift... :-P

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  18. I absolutely love your blog and if it wasn't for your raves about food I wouldn't have tried some of the great restaurants you've featured! You opened my eyes to the incredible food culture we have in Miami and my belly is surely thankful! Cograts to 2 years and many more!!

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  19. Congratulations on your 2 year anniversary! I always look forward to reading/drooling over your posts! I love the fresh honesty and humor! :o)

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  20. I want in!!! Love the Hia-Leah sticker and Kolada "Daleee" TShirt! Approved from this Hialean boy!! LOL! Follow you on IG and when I want to experience something new and not in the mood to think or research and I go to your posts and pick one (almost blindly) and indulge! thank you!!

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  21. Congrats on 2 yrs! I should win cuz I'm far away from Miami and your favs will bring me great joy. :)

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  22. I would love to sport that shirt and eat that PB here in Florence! The winnings look great, I am crossing my fingers over here. Thanks for always sharing your delicious adventures and posting your drool inducing images.

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  23. So happy for your success! Hope the blog keeps going strong!!

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  24. I should win because I am a fellow foodie and love for! I just graduated college and I and trying to start my own business that is computer related! I follow you on every media type there is! Keep it up girly

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  25. BB's all about Plebian Pride, so you keep on highlighting Hialeah mujer!! BB2U and many, many more years of blogging porque- #JUSOFONII

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  26. I should win because 1) you & BB are soooo there!
    2) I'm an "elder" and you should always give me respect and regalitos. ; )

    BB2U

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  27. I indulge greatly in these everyday pleasures. My passion for good food, coffee, and wine is a thing to behold. Having been born in Cuba predetermines me to a cafecito bustelo everyday of course. And sets a very high standard for my taste buds. Your blog is the bomb! And It would make my day if I won these awesome items.

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    1. Gresia, you won a Runner-Up Prize Pack!! Check your email and claim your prize!! CONGRATULATIONS!

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  28. Pick me! Love the name, love the blog, and love food!

    DALE!

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  29. Love your blog! Congrats on the 2yrs! Hope I win! :)

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  30. I think i need to win, just because i love ur fucking blog!!! Ur awesome and ur blog is awesome. Congtraz on ur two yr anniversary!!!! :-)

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  31. You keep me hungry. I want to eat everything you photograph!

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  32. I need all of these items in my life & want to congratulate you on your 2 years!! I've really enjoyed reading your blog & always try to stop at at least one of the restaurants you've mentioned when I'm in Miami :)

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  33. Hello FatgirlHedonist Foodie QUEEN!!!
    My name is Enshera and am majoring in Public Relations & Event Management. <3<3<3 :-)))

    First , CONGRATS! Starting something fresh is not easy and I admire you.
    Every since I went to Italia last summer, I am interested in the art of food and mixology. I was so happy and pleased to find your blog , instagram and facebook! I always am pleasantly surprised by the food and venues you post. I also really love how HELPFUL you are ! You always give great suggestions on venues to try, areas of miami, types of cuisine and pricing. Moreover, I enjoy how you eat at places of all different cultures and price points for all different types of people !! I wish I could have gone to your food spotting at the Federal, I'm sure you organized it flawlessly!
    I would love to meet up with you sometime, PICK YOUR BRAIN, talk events, restaurants and of course, FOOD! Also, I would love to do a cooking, mixology or champagne pairing class!
    Thank you for reading my post. Keep inspiring others and enjoying one of the best things in life.. FOOD :)
    Best regards;
    Enshera :))


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  34. Congrats on your 2 years!! Still remember when u first started!! But thanks to you the hubby and i have new places to explore and get FAT! LOL...Continue doing what you LOVE cuz there is nothing like it! Once again Congrats!

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  35. Wooooo!!! Thank you so much! I absolutely love your blog and love following you on instagram! Congrats to you on your 2 years :D

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