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Tag along with Inquirer Restaurant Critic Craig LaBan for a confidential, top-secret review meal! This rare opportunity allows for two adventurous eaters who will respect the discreet nature of a restaurant review-in-progress. (Guests may not be involved or connected to in the local restaurant industry.)

Soak up the sun for a week in Costa Rica! You’ll get two tickets to fly to this beautiful and popular travel destination known as the “Switzerland of Central America.” For 7 days/6 nights, your home will be the private Casa de Ceibo in Puerto Nuevo, with sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean. This spacious, fully furnished modern property features 3-4 bedrooms, 3 baths, pool, Wi-Fi, washer/dryer, grill, garage, and more. Plenty of ecological attractions, sports activities, beaches, restaurants and shops are nearby for you to enjoy.

Two-night getaway at Valley Forge Casino Resort, with dinner for two prepared by Tony Clark, the award-winning executive chef (and EATS throwdown 2012 winner and 2013 contender)! Enjoy the resort’s table games and slots, nightlife, entertainment, and fitness center, with breakfast for two included.

A sports lover’s dream package: Two game tickets apiece to the Phillies (Hall of Fame section), the Eagles, the 76ers (Row 1), and the Flyers, along with 4 tickets to a Philadelphia Union soccer match (supporters section). Plus gift certificates to two lively pubs that are popular among sports fans: Finnigan’s Wake and Chickie’s & Pete’s.

The dazzling Avenue of the Arts awaits you, with 2 tickets each to the Philadelphia Orchestra (for a concert with renowned violinist Hilary Hahn), the Pennsylvania Ballet, and Opera Philadelphia, plus 4 tickets to an evening at the Kimmel Center of classic rock with radio legend Jerry Blavat! Dine in style with gift certificates to nationally acclaimed Zahav and homestyle favorite LaScala’s.

Immerse yourself in our region’s thriving theater scene, with 2 tickets apiece to the Arden Theatre Company’s production of “A Little Night Music,” the People’s Light & Theatre Company, the Annenberg Center’s presentation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, and the Azuka Theatre. Gift certificates to Italian BYO Alfredo in Berwyn and Campo’s Deli in Old City complete this package.

Private dinner for 16 at COOK!  At this very special, intimate event, you and your guests will savor a delicious meal prepared by Chef Moon Krapugthong -- EATS’ co-founder and the force behind Chabaa Thai and Yanako -- at Audrey Claire Taichman’s heralded state-of-the-art kitchen-classroom a stone’s throw from Rittenhouse Square. Select organic wines, tax and gratuities are included in this one-of-a-kind treat.

Love to unwind and to try new restaurants? Who doesn’t? Luxuriate for a night at the four-diamond Omni Hotel at Independence Park, with breakfast included. Then leisurely dine your way through our area with a great package of restaurant gift certificates to Marc Vetri’s Osteria, Alla Spina or Amis, and to Coyote Crossing, Arpeggio BYOB, the Pop Shop, and the Dining Car & Market (including 2 diner cookbooks, one of them by Food Network star Guy Fieri).

A year’s fitness club membership plus six personal training sessions at AFC Fitness. Aerobics/spinning, aquatics, weight training, mind/body studio, cardiovascular equipment, and more await you at AFC’s state-of-the-art facilities in Bala Cynwyd, Jenkintown, or Northeast Philadelphia.

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