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Monday, November 10, 2008

Artisan Steak Tasting Winner

Artisan Steak

So, instead of using the normal random number generator generously provided by my psychic friends, I decided to choose the winner of the Artisan Steak Tasting Package a little differently. Cuz, I guess there’s nothing random about having a psychic pick a number…there’s no randomness when the psychic is three steps ahead and knows who has already won.

And really. Psychics are pretty fishy folks to begin with. That mysterious crystal ball? What you don’t know is that it’s plugged in directly to Google and Wikipedia.

Instead, to solicit my Twitter friends for help. Yesterday, I tweeted “QUICK! Give me a number between 1 and 475″

and within 15 seconds, I got a reply back from Matt (mmWine on Twitter) who is a “wine loving cigar smoking Mac using geek.” Love him.

Here was his answer:

Just so you know, comments on my site are NOT numbered, so it’s not like Matt went to the site and then chose who he wanted to win!

So who is the lucky winner of Oliver Ranch Company’s Artisan Steak Tasting Package?

Betty Says:
October 30th, 2008 at 8:47 pm e

Oh, that was an awesome post!! I’m going to try and find that Bakersfield steak, I want to support local, but I would love to try them all.

Well, Betty, you will try them all!

Here’s what you get:

Oliver Ranch Company’s Artisan Steak Tasting Package

Dry-Aged Charolais-Cross, Front Range Region, CO, Elliott & Ferris Family Ranches
Dry-Aged 100% Black Angus, Russell Country, MT, N-Bar Ranch, Dave Workman
Wet-Aged Holstein-Friesian, Imperial Valley, CA, 3 Brand Cattle Company, Bob Beechinor
Wet-Aged Wagyu-Angus Cross, Select Kobe Beef America Ranches, directed by R.L. Freeborn

Free Shipping Offer

For those who didn’t win, come on over to Oliver Ranch Company – free shipping for any orders over $100! Offer ends 12/31/08

17 Responses to “Artisan Steak Tasting Winner”

  1. sharon — 11/10/08 @ 2:34 pm

    What a lucky winner! Love your new method of choosing #’s!

  2. Deb — 11/10/08 @ 3:13 pm

    Congrats to Betty and thanks, Jaden for a great contest.

    Speaking of contests – who won the Whole Foods budget dinner contest?

  3. veron — 11/10/08 @ 4:07 pm

    bummer! I was all set to host my steak tasting party. I even had the wine picked out. So much for positive thinking! ;)
    Congratulations to Betty! :D

  4. BIG BUMMER :( Oh well not my week! However A BIG CONGRATS TO BETTY! Now am I invited? where do you live? haha… JK…. Thanks Jaden always a pleasure :)

  5. Mack — 11/10/08 @ 5:40 pm

    Jayden, how about preparing some bison? It’s much healthier and richer tasing than beef ~ very mild and not gamey at all. Last spring I bought half of a front quarter of some of the finest bison in the country and it’s delicious…!

  6. Cakebrain — 11/10/08 @ 5:56 pm

    oh man! I never win anything! story of my life. well, congrats to Betty!

  7. Eleonora — 11/10/08 @ 6:53 pm

    Your blog is super. So are your photographies. They make me hungry. I have spent a nice moment when seeing them. Thanks a lot.

  8. Patsyk — 11/10/08 @ 8:18 pm

    Congrats to the winner! Wish it was me, oh well… maybe next time!

  9. Alina — 11/10/08 @ 11:38 pm

    Thanks for hosting such a great drawing. You can’t get much better than a steak giveaway! By the way, I am trying out the beef and broccoli recipe this week…I can’t wait!

  10. Roberta — 11/11/08 @ 9:11 am

    Rats! Oh well, congratulations, Betty! Please log on after you have tasted them and let us know your fave!

  11. giabella designs — 11/11/08 @ 11:53 am

    Congrats Betty! Will come in handy with the holidays coming up!

  12. Alina — 11/11/08 @ 4:55 pm

    Thanks for the post on my blog! I wanted to tell you that I really love your blog: the recipes are great and the photography is fantastic. But what I love even more is that you are a fellow Florida blogger! It seems like Florida is a little lacking in the good blogs department, at least compared to the northeast and west coast. So thanks for helping represent!

  13. Congrats to Betty! She is one friggin lucky ducky to get the beef!!

  14. Betty — 11/11/08 @ 9:30 pm

    THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! My steak knives are getting sharpened!!

  15. nvxiao — 11/15/08 @ 1:10 pm


  16. [sniffle] Where’s the beef? [sob]


  17. Jennifer Gillis — 12/8/13 @ 7:04 pm

    Seriosly!!?? I have never remained so interested in a website in my LIFE!! And about food!? I really just have to tell you thank you! Thank you for the recipes, but more than that – THANK YOU for the fresh, REAL, approach on recipes! I needed a smile today and that is exactly what you provided – – and then some!!!! I am trying your salt method as I type, so it better be good, Mister!! ;-)

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