The Endorsement: Tourists, travel, and tastebuds… plus a giveaway!

March 1, 2012 · 39 comments

in Endorsement, Giveaways

Hey gents,

Not sure if you knew this about me, but one thing I’m more passionate about than style and clothing is travel. I’m not much of the visit-three-days-and-hit-up-all-the-tourist-spots type of guy. I’m more of the stay-a-while-to-wander-and-explore type of traveler… especially when time allows.

Often I’m too busy to stay away for long, so I’ll take what I can get. But if I had a choice, I prefer one-way tickets and open adventures to places I’ve never been.

One aspect I really enjoy about traveling is trying the food of that region. Even if it’s just another city here in the US, each place has its own unique cuisine and tastes, and I think the best way to get to know a place is to try the food.

A few weeks ago, a couple friends here in San Francisco mentioned their new startup called GothamBox (FB page), and I thought it was such a great idea. Essentially, GothamBox brings a city’s best foods to your doorstep every month.

Here’s a succinct description of what they got goin’ on:

GothamBox delivers a curated box of the best food from your favorite cities directly to your home, family or friends. Members receive monthly boxes full of great city treats such as San Francisco’s Boudin sourdough bread, New York City’s Murray’s Bagels and Detroit’s Sanders chocolates. For each box sent, GothamBox donates a meal to fight hunger in the respective communities.

They’re just starting out, so for now they’re focusing on three cities: New York, San Francisco, and Detroit. But who knows, soon enough they’ll have flavors from every major city represented in their boxes.

Another cool thing is that they’ve teamed up with organizations in each respective city and for every GothamBox sent, a meal is donated to someone in need. Pretty awesome, right?

For twenty bones, you’ll have one of these awesome boxes sent to your doorstep every month. Try it out and you can cancel anytime, for you commitment phobes out there. Pick a city and explore it with your tastebuds!

I recommend the San Francisco box, personally. :)

And now… the giveaway!

EG is teaming up with the good guys at GothamBox and giving away one free box!

Yep, one free month, all yours. The one thing we want to know is: Where is your Gotham?

In case you’re not sure what a “Gotham” is:

Gotham often represents your hometown, your current city, or just somewhere that intrigues you. Gotham is the local food movement, enabling foodies to support both local brands and the community.

So, share with us where YOUR Gotham is. What city compels and inspires you? It doesn’t have to be where you currently are, it could be any city that moves you, that makes you come alive.

Let’s hear it in the comments below

We’ll accept all entries until Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific time.

We’ll be choosing the best answer and announcing it on EG, so to stand out, tell us exactly what about your Gotham intrigues, moves, and inspires you.

Looking forward to reading your entries. Till next time.


Barron is the founder and editor of Effortless Gent, a site dedicated to helping guys figure out what looks best on them. He's based in San Francisco. Connect with him on Twitter and Facebook.

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