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The critically acclaimed and award-winning restaurant documentary, Spinning Plates is coming to Toronto! Bringing together the stories of three different restaurants and the people behind them, it’s definitely a movie that’s fit for a foodie.

The three restaurants featured couldn’t be more different which really makes the documentary interesting. It features the stories of world-renowned chef Grant Achatz of Alinea and his battle with a life-threatening cancer, a 150-year old family restaurant in Iowa and a Mexican restaurant in Arizona where the owners are fighting for their restaurant’s survival in order to provide for their daughter.

Spinning Plates will be opening theatrically in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on December 7th, 2013 and will also be expanding nationwide in the following weeks. The documentary has already opened in the US to fantastic reviews. It was also the winner of audience awards at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Naples International Film Festival and Maui Film Festival. I don’t know about you but I’m convinced! If you need any more convincing, check out the compelling trailer below.


I’m very excited to be giving away a pair of tickets to the Canadian premiere of Spinning Plates on Wednesday, December 4th at 7pm which will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The contest will close on Wednesday, November 27th at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected and announced shortly thereafter. If you’re entering via Twitter, you can enter once per day.

How to Enter (2 ways):

1) You must be following @wherejessate on Twitter and tweet the following:

Hey @wherejessate, send me to the Canadian premiere of the award-winning restaurant documentary, Spinning Plates!


2) “Like” my Facebook page, like this post and leave a comment on this blog post saying you did so

Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner of the giveaway was @emfriesen chosen using

  1. Michael Reid (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

    I’m even more determined on this one 🙂
    I liked your Facebook post!

    • Jess (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

      Haha good luck and enjoy the Gentlemen’s Expo this weekend!

  2. David (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

    Done! Thanks for the giveaway – what an interesting film! Fingers crossed….

    • Jess (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

      My pleasure! It does look very interesting, eh? I can’t wait to see it.

  3. Janet (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

    Ok done! Love the name of the film. Alinea is on my list of places to try!

    • Jess (Reply) on Thursday 21, 2013

      Same here. I’m really hoping to hit up Alinea on my next Chicago trip!