So, the day is here and our inaugural Tendernights event kicks off this evening at 8PM at Edinburgh Castle. We’ve got folks lined up to tell their Loin stories as well as give performances loosely related to the Tenderloin. If you’re thinking, “Dang, I guess I missed out on that call…” think not as you’re welcome to come up and join in the fun if you catch one of us Tenderbloggers to make it known you want in.

But now you’re thinking, “Beyond the fame, glory, and the incredibly powerful adoration of ‘Loiners with drinks, what’s in it for me?” Well, we’re glad you asked, because at the end of the night, the crowd favorite will walk home with this cuddly fellow:

He’s on a print happily-named, San Francisco is for Carnivores by the awesomely meat cut-obsessed Alyson Thomas who blogs here and sells her really super cool prints, here. And if she wasn’t awesome enough, she agreed to donate this print for the TenderNight party because she loves the Tenderloin.

We love meat (sorry, vegetarians!) and we love piggies, but maybe you’re wondering what in tar-nation does this have to do with TenderNights? Well, this piggy is a meat cut diagram of San Francisco and maps of San Francisco are always cool, but more importantly, this is the Tenderloin – a cut of meat (duh!). Lastly there is the fact that the Tenderloin is actually included as a meat cut/district on the map which [ahem] some publications all too often don’t like to do.

Don’t worry if you don’t win this particular prize though, as there will be other Loin-centric (and legal, although not these) goodies so that everyone can go home a winner. Or you can buy ‘San Francisco is for Carnivores’ online.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone tonight!