Introducing “Neighborfood” and a Food Gal Giveaway

Dishcrawl, the South Bay start-up that brings folks together for unique food experiences, is launching a new program: Neighborfood.

Like the name implies, it’s a way to enjoy eight different dishes at eight different restaurants in one afternoon. It’s a great way to get to know a community that might be new to you. Or to discover an eatery you might not have known about.

The next one takes place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 24 in downtown Mountain View. Among the restaurants participating will be Asian Box, Bangkok Spoon and Hangen.

Tickets are $40 with proceeds benefiting the Arts Council of Silicon Valley.

CONTEST: One lucky Food Gal reader will win a free pair of tickets to the Feb. 24 Neighborfood event. Entries are limited to those who can actually make it to Mountain View that day. Entries will be accepted through midnight PST Feb. 17. The winner will be announced Feb. 19.

How to win?

Just tell me what you love about Mountain View or why you want to explore it.

Here’s my own answer:

“Mountain View has one of the best farmers markets in the Bay Area. It is large and lively, and you always discover something new you just have to try. It also has a vibrant downtown packed with interesting little boutiques, a wonderful performing arts center, and every imaginable ethnic eatery. I love nothing more than dining at one of them on a summer evening, then strolling Castro Street afterward to people-watch.”

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  • You have the best giveaways! I live out of the area so unfortunately I can’t enter. I hope whoever wins this prize really enjoys it!

  • Not to mention the best used bookstore east of Santa Cruz. I can’t enter either, Carolyn, because (cough cough) we will STILL be on Maui. Sure do love dining in Mt. View though, and this sounds like a stellar way for folks like us who usually just aim straight for Amarin to venture into some new kitchens there. I’ll be keeping an eye out for future Neighborfood events in other areas, for sure.

  • “Downtown” Mountain View. That’s what I love about Mountain View. It has a downtown. Meet for lunch, head off for coffee later, sit in a bookstore. How many places even have a bookstore anymore? Let alone two independent bookstores! How many places have not one, not two, but three independent coffee shops? And so many choices for lunch that I almost never meet anyone at a particular place. It’s always meet at a location and decide from there.

    And free wifi all over town, so it’s not just a downtown, it’s a Silicon Valley downtown!

  • I used to commute on CalTrain from downtown Mountain View for work and loved it. What a great set-up: mass transit–light rail and CalTrain; new nearby housing; restaurants; bookstores; coffee houses; and a farmers market. Lots of employment opportunities in broader area, too. Downtown Mountain View epitomizes a Silicon Valley life well lived!

  • I have never been to Mountain View. I live in the Bay Area but am kind of new to the neighborhoods. I can’t wait to check it out!

  • I love the rocket fuel at Red Rock! I clearly don’t get to MV enough as I’ve never tried any of the restaurants you mentioned.

  • I love love LOVE the downtown Mountain View farmer’s market. I also love how accessible the downtown area is from the Caltrain.

  • Whenever I see your giveaways I really wish I lived near you! 😀

  • I love Mtn View!! It’s got a Great downtown! So many restaurants that I love: Ramen Ryowa has the best butter corn ramen, Tea Era has the best barley milk tea, Maru-Ichi has Great homemade noodles for their ramen, Sushi Tomi has the best sashimi! I haven’t been to all the restaurants in Mtn View & would love to win tickets to find out some new favorites!

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