Ticket giveaway: Devour Downtown plus the ISO

January 16, 2013
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Devour Downtown is coming, with discount meals at nearly every turn. This week, you can win a $30 Devour dining certificate plus a pair of tickets to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Jan. 24-26 performance with guest cellist Zuill Bailey. (More info on Devour here and the ISO concert here)

All you have to do is mention a favorite food scene in a movie, TV show, or book.

I'll pick one winner at random.

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  • Food Scene
    Season two of The I Love Lucy TV show where she's devouring the chocolate candies coming down the conveyor belt. First it's slow, then fast, faster..I have never forgotten that for some reason..
  • Favorite food scene
    Wow it has to be the I Love Lucy classic chocolate factory conveyor belt scene my most favorite very very funny
  • Pasta
    Lady & The Tramp - the pasta serenade!
  • Willy Wonka...
    and the chocolate river!
  • Stand by Me
    The scene is somewhat gross, but I will never forget story about the pie-eating contest in Stand by Me.
  • Hook
    The scene in Hook where the lost boys imagine their food and then have a huge food fight with it.
  • Favorite Food Scene
    John Candy attempting to finish "The Old 96er" in The Great Outdoors.
  • Food scene
    The lobster scene from Annie Hall. "Annie, there's a big lobster behind the refrigerator. I can't get it out… Maybe if I put a little dish of butter sauce here with a nutcracker, it will run out the other side."
  • Arrested Development
    The puns come quick and fast throughout the episodes of Arrested Development, but you may have missed the names of 2 restaurants: "Miss Temple's" where you go to skip synagogue on friday/saturday nights, and "Skip Church's" for eating brunch and missing Sunday church.
  • Sure tastes good.
    The dinner conversation at the Italiam restaurant in "The Natural" when the old-time, wise coach tells Roy Hobbs, "I don't know how to pronounce it, but it sure tastes good," or words to that effect. I have the same reaction when I try Burmese, Thai, and other national foods!
  • Favorite Food Scene
    "Like Water for Chocolate" when Tita scrapes her chest with the thorns from the bouquet of roses her suitor gives her and suddenly is overcome with the need to cook with its petals. She lovingly grinds the rose petals with a mortar and pestle to add to a dish of roasted quail that she hand caught, killed and defeathered. The recipients of this mesmerizingly succulent dish are forever changed, and this is my favorite scene.
  • food scene
    Animal House: John Belushi in the cafeteria.
  • the long long trailer
    Lucille Ball in the 1953 movie "The Long Long Trailer". Lucy tries to make dinner in the trailer while Desi is driving down the highway. She was such a fatastic physical comedianne.
  • A $5 shake?
    Five dollar shake scene in Pulp Fiction!
  • the restaurant scene in Pretty Woman
    The now-you-see-it, now-you-don't sorbet in Pretty Woman.
  • When Harry Met Sally
    "When Harry Met Sally" with the scene in the deli. Classic.
  • Lucy at the Choclate Factory
    Lucy's scene at the chocolate candy conveyor belt
  • SNL Skit
    Will Ferrell is dad with mom and daughter at the dinner table. No talking. All you hear is silverware clinking against the plates, then one of them says something like 'how was your day' and they all erupt. "I AM A MIDDLE MANAGER!!!! I AM AN IMPORTANT PERSON!!!!!!"
  • Fav Food Scene
    When Harry met Sally - well - you know!! best ever
  • fav food scene
    To Kill a Mockingbird when the little boy (can't remember his name) eats lunch with Scout and she is scolded for making fun of him for putting syrup on all his food
  • I'll have what she's having
    When Harry Met Sally is my all time favorite!
  • favorite scene
    The scene from When Harry Met Sally is the most memorable to me.
  • Favorite scene
    The scene from "When Harry Met Sally." Obviously.
  • Food
    Animal House - food fight
  • Hopeless Romantic
    One of my favorite movies, Pretty Woman has the best food scene. Julia Roberts is all dressed up and going to a high class restaurant with Richard Gere. She goes to eat the snail and picks it up with tongs and it goes flying across the restaurant. Hilarious scene!
  • the land of chocolate
    from The Simpsons, Homer's daydream during his interview about the land of chocolate
  • Pulp Fiction Milshake
    That's a pretty good milkshake. I don't know if it's worth five dollars but it's pretty good.
  • Fav food
    Food fight!! (Animal House)
  • Beans
    The campfire scene in Blazing Saddles.Let 'er rip.
  • food scene
    around the campfire on Blazing Saddles
  • Julia Roberts
    Slippery little suckers!
  • Pulp Fiction
    Opening scene of Pulp Fiction, eating the Big Kahuna burger. "Mmmm-mmm that IS a tasty burger"
  • Chocolat
    The entire Chocolat movie- I've never been so hungry watching a film before! Everything looked amazing.
  • food Scene
    All of "Babette's Feast"!
  • Favorite food scene/movie
    The entire movie "Babette's Feast" is my all-time foodie favorite.
  • "I'll have what she's having!"
    From When Harry Met Sally. A week my face hurt from laughing so hard.
  • Playing fo Pizza (John Grisham)
    Constantly felt hungry reading the book!
  • food scene
    American Beauty - where the savory yet nutritious meal ends up on the wall across the room.
  • FOOD SCENE
    Movie “Elf” where Buddy puts syrup on everything, including spaghetti!
  • Favorite Food Scene
    "Talladega Nights" - supper scene with Ricky Bobby's family. Hilarious!!!
  • soooo funny
    Of course Meg Ryan in the diner in Harry Met Sally!
  • Diner drama
    Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" ordering a chicken salad sandwich.
  • Hercules
    The Nutty Professor's "Hercules Hercules" dinner - the entire scene made the movie.
  • Food Scene
    Tonight's Parks & Recreation , filming a dinner at St. Elmos
  • Hook
    The scene where the kids imagine all their favorite foods that come then come to life
  • Favorite food
    Lady and the tramp spagetti love scene.
  • When Harry Met Sally
    The classic diner scene at Katz's Deli. Not only is it funny but the food is delicious when you actually go. Love it!
  • Armageddon
    I don't cry at movies, but the scene where Bruce Willis rips Ben Affleck's air supply off and pushes him back into the airlock. The scene was so unexpected, that I actually started to cry because it caught me off-guard as most movies are feel good, everybody survive type of movies.
  • food scene in movie
    When Harry met sally
  • The Great Race
    The cake/pie fight with Natalie Wood, Jack Lemmon & Tony Curtis.
  • 9 1/2 Weeks
    Rourke/Basinger at the frig scene.
  • 9.5
    Kim Basinger. Say no more
  • Return to Me
    I always question whether or not I would be able to tell the difference between tap water and Evian
  • Fav food scene
    Definitely When Harry Met Sally. "I'll have what she's Having"! Haha.
  • Freaks
    The wedding feast in Todd Browning's Freaks. "We accept her one of us."
  • Good Ol Jack
    Jack Nicholson in the movie As Good As It Gets!!! Classic OCD with silverware!

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