Deal Featured Food, Restaurants & Dining Music & Events Fara Illich March 6, 2013

bernie-logoGet your sleuthing hat on, Downtowners. We’ve got two big contests starting next week and it might land you tickets to the McDowell Mountain Music Festival or free coffee and breakfast for your office.

Downtown Urban Bingo

If you can solve nine yet-to-be-released bingo scavenger hunt clues and be one of the first three people to upload photographic proof you’ll win two VIP passes to one day of the McDowell Mountain Music Festival, $20 for cocktails at a Downtown hotspot and $30 for dinner at a Downtown restaurant.
The $350 prize will get you and your new best friend VIP passes to see one day of the genre-spanning festival taking place at Margaret T. Hance park Downtown March 22 – 24. Headliners include The Shins on Friday, The Roots on Saturday and Dr. Dog on Sunday. These passes are nothing to sneeze at with five drinks and two catered meals, separate parking, a t-shirt, private umbrellaed space with Adirondack chairs and shade, private restrooms, special VIP entrance and a spot up close and personal with the bands as they perform. Cocktail hotspots are ICON Lounge, Copper Blues and Tom’s Tavern while dinner spots include The Arrogant Butcher, Thai Basil and Province.
How do you get in on the fun? Check (and maybe refresh) starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 14 for the release of the bingo board and game instructions. Once you have the board in hand, get those running shoes on and get ready to rush around Downtown snapping the winning shots.

Find Bernie the Flamingo

The Monday blahs are the worst. Winning free coffee and breakfast treats for your office after finding a plastic pink lawn flamingo hidden somewhere around Downtown will help.
Every Monday at 9 a.m. the search to find Bernie the Flamingo will begin with a photo clue posted to the Downtown Phoenix Facebook page. The first person to find Bernie’s hiding spot will win a carafe of coffee and breakfast treats for 15 people from a Downtown business on the spot.
The contest officially kicks off Monday, March 11 at 9 a.m. and will continue until Bernie eventually retires from his glamorous, jet-setting lifestyle.