Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Masa 14 Giveaway!

Where is the hottest vegan-friendly happy hour in DC? At Masa 14, of course! Anyone who has read either of my reviews (here and here) will know that I love Masa 14. I've been there for dinner and for happy hours and I really can't get enough.

Most recently, I went there to experience their new rooftop happy hour only to find that none of the awesome vegan, Latin-Asian small plates available downstairs were available on the rooftop. I expressed disappointment and immediately, the manager contacted me to explain how the kitchen upstairs differed greatly from the kitchen downstairs and that they were trying to find a way to incorporate a good vegan plate into that menu. I should note that only about 2% of my posts expressing dissatisfaction about a certain aspect of a restaurant are ever responded to, which makes Masa 14 unique in caring about its clientele and even more specifically, its vegan clientele. I was really impressed by that.

So now we are friends (I love making new friends!) and because of that, Masa 14 wants to offer my readers a chance to win a $75 gift card that can be used for food and drinks at the restaurant! Yay!

So, what might a vegan eat at Masa 14? Here are my favorite dishes:
  • Vegetarian temaki sushi hand roll with sweet tofu / hijiki / pickled cucumber / basil (manager recommends adding pickled red fresno chilis)
  • Yucca Fries / chimichurri / garlic / lime aioli dipping sauce (hold the dipping sauce)
  • Edamame / salted or steamed or spicy 
  • Fried Tofu / sautéed spinach / sweet & spicy chile sauce 
  • Wok Seared Cauliflower / ginger / garlic / chile de arbol (without butter)
  • Wild Mushroom Flatbread (hold the cheese)

The chef also recommends the following vegan-friendly dishes:
    • Hijiki Seaweed-Jicama Salad
    • Masa Chicken Salad 7 cabbage / carrots / piloncillo vinaigrette / cilantro / crispy noodle (hold the chicken)
    • Boneless Beef Shortrib 10 fried rice cake / baby bok choy / peanut-coconut milk sauce (hold the beef and have it served with two rice cakes) 
    • Kung Fu Chicken (vegetarian option without chicken) peanut crusted / stir-fried peppers / mango / kung pow-adobo 
    • Shrimp & Bulgogi Fried Rice (vegetarian option without shrimp, egg, pork or crab) kimchi / carrots / corn / gochujang / cilantro 
    • Portabello Bao Buns (hold the panela cheese)
    • Roasted beet salad (hold the cheese)
    • Kimchi Brussels Sprouts / roasted red pepper / red onion (*cooked in fryer with meat)
    • Crunchy Wok Fried Okra / soy / spicy ponzu (*cooked in fryer with meat)
      But, the choices don't stop there!  There are also some amazing specialty drinks as well.

      To experience it for yourself, just complete the form and you'll be entered to win a $75 gift card to Masa 14!  And don't forget -- happy hour runs EVERY DAY from 5 to 7 p.m. That means weekends too!

      Giveaway details:
      • Requirements: complete and submit the form below
      • Prize: 1 gift card with a value of $75 for Masa 14 located at 1825 14th Street NW in DC
      • Deadline to enter: Monday, November 12 by 5 p.m. EST
      • How to find out if you won: winners will be announced on this blog on Tuesday, November 13
      • Note: gift card will be picked up at Masa 14 and will be good for 1 year past the date it is activated; may be used for multiple visits

      Good luck!

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