Monday, July 21, 2014

Dine out, spot Gatsby, do good later

He'll look so cool.
He always looks so cool.

The '20s-themed Great Gatsby Gala will be Aug. 23, raising money for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and you can win tickets for two by finding Gatsby a little early.

He, Daisy and Nick (the main characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel to which this yearly fundraiser alludes) will be dining in a Charlotte Restaurant Week restaurant July 24, sometime between 7 and 8:30 p.m. Hints will be posted on the Great Gatsby Gala's Facebook page, which you must Like to enter this contest. Figure out where he'll be, find him, snap a photo of yourself at his table and post to Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #IFoundGatsby and you'll get a gift. One person will win two Gala tickets. The Gala will be at the Wells Fargo Atrium, and has food from area restaurants, an open bar for beer and wine, a silent auction, Big Band dancing and a best-dressed contest. Info and ticket sales:

P.S.: A first clue for you: The city seen from near Discovery Place and Spirit Square is always the city seen for the first time.
P.P.S.: No, I don't know the answer.


Great Gatsby Gala Committee said...

The second clue, again adapted from the text of "The Great Gatsby":

The Gatsby Gala Committee comes and goes like moths among the whisperings and the wine and the stars. Especially the wine.

Great Gatsby Gala Committee said...

The third clue:

In a North Tryon Street wine bistro I met Gatsby for dinner. My eyes picked him out obscurely in the anteroom.

Great Gatsby Gala Committee said...

Thank you to Helen and to all the foodie sleuths who braved last night's storm to find us at WOODEN VINE, one of this year's Great Gatsby Gala sponsor restaurants. We are pleased to announce Mr. Sam Hodges of Charlotte as our winner!