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Win tickets (and dinner) to ‘Gentleman’s Guide’

IMG_1842UPDATE: Our winner is Joseph Hypes of Merced. His lucky number is now 67. Special thanks to Cosmopolitan Tavern and Broadway in Fresno for making this giveaway possible.

ORIGINAL POST: Sometimes it can be hard to take a chance on a musical with which you’re not familiar. Especially a professional production — with corresponding ticket prices.

That might be the case with “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” the 2012 Tony Award winner for best musical, which opens Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Saroyan Theatre.

But what if you got to go for free?

You can read all about the show in my interview with James Taylor Odom, who plays the leading role(s) in this comic murder romp set in Edwardian England.

And you can enter my ticket giveaway, which is a special prize package: a pair of tickets to the opening night performance, dinner for two at the Cosmopolitan Tavern (conveniently located in the convention center parking lot) and free downtown parking.

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To enter, leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite menu item at Cosmo, as the long-time Fresno restaurant is often affectionately called. (If you’ve never eaten there, that’s OK, too; pick something from the dinner menu you’d like to try.)

Deadline to enter is 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 27. Winner selected at random. I’ll be notifying the winner on Monday evening, so be sure to check your email. Please don’t enter if you won’t be able to attend.


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Comments (90)

  • Karan Johnson

    I always enjoy flat iron steak.

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    • Karan Johnson

      Oops. Silly me – I have ANNIE rehearsal on Tuesday, Was thinking of NEXT week. Sorry – please take me out of drawing.Dang.

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  • Danielle Shapazian

    I’ve never been before but I’d love to try the black and blue salad. That’s just because someone posted a picture of it and it looked amazing!

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  • I would love to try the braised short ribs! That’s one of my favorite dishes.

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  • heather parish

    Linguine and prawns alla vodka. Carbs and alcohol are my favorite treats these days!

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  • Kristine Kelly

    The red wine braised short ribs sound amazing!

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  • Doug Cox

    Great show!

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  • Leigh Murray

    Wild Salmon salad. But frankly, for free tickets to the show, I’d happily have water. Without lemon, even.

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  • Teresa

    I would like love to try the Biola BBQ Chicken Pizza.

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  • Paul Raheb

    I have never been to the Cosmo but the Salmon and Prawns sounds awesome. I did attend Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and murder on Choir Tour in LA 2 years ago and it is a show not to be missed. I would love the opportunity to see this Tony Award Winning Show again. Great idea Donald! Thanks for keeping the central valley informed in the performing arts!

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  • Judith Reposo

    Ooo, Gulf Prawns Martini ? 🍤

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  • Chasity

    The braised short ribs are yummy!

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  • Lynn

    My favorite thing at the Cosmopolitan is their original tri tip sandwich, so yummy! Just asked my husband what was his favorite dish at the Cosmopolitan he said if he had to pick one thing it would be the amazing clam chowder.

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  • Patty Branco

    Wild mushroom ravioli sounds good!

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  • Doreen Nagle Confino

    I’m drooling at the entire menu AND the first time I had sweet potato fries was here❣️

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  • Stephanie Freeman

    Would love to go and try the prawns martini 🍸

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  • I’ve only had their lunch there, but I know that the pastrami burger and sweet potato fries are to die for!

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  • Miguel

    The Pork Osso Bucco sounds delightful! A meal fit for a gentlemen! 😉

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  • Caty

    Any of their burgers or pizzas are great!!!

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  • Jennifer Money

    I’ve never been but would love to try either the Flat Iron or Short ribs

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  • Dawn

    Pan Roasted Chicken

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  • Amy Roberts

    I’ve never eaten there, but if I win I think the red wine braised short ribs sound yummy! If I don’t win I think we’ll try it soon. Thanks for the opportunity and promoting Fresno!

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  • You gotta go with the flat iron steak. But I wanna know, do they still do chili dogs on Saturdays???

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  • Brandon Weis

    The Calamari Steak Piccata is amazing!

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  • S. Eric Day

    I have never eaten there but I would love to try anything on this menu. Nonni’s Veal Ravioli sounds delicious. This must be a trademark dish.

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  • Pat Austin

    Wild mushroom ravioli

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  • Chris Mangels

    Black and Blue Salad? YUM! This was the first show I ever saw on Broadway, only two nights after its official opening, and I would LOVE to see it again! Thanks, Donald!

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  • Jay Parks

    The meatballs al forno! Honestly, never had a bad meal there, but I haven’t been to the new location yet!

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  • Amelia Ryan

    Filet migon for me! Although salmon and prawns puttanesca also sounds delicious.

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  • Kyle Jensen

    I can go for a nice Ribeye! Never been there before! Would love to go there!! But could use a place like that before or after a good show.

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  • Laura Dodds

    Mmmm… some calamari and filet mignon sounds delicious! I would LOVE to see this show and try a new restaurant! ❤️

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  • Linda Ramirez

    Black and Blue salad sounds great.

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  • Shari Rice

    Prawns alla Cabo sound excellent.

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  • Karen hau

    Dinner and show ! What a treat !sweet potatoes fries and the linguini shrimp ala VODKA … haven’t been there but would love to try ! And maybe I will even if I don’t win this contest ! Thank you 😊

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  • Lisa Jones

    My favorite is the Chicken Marsala (and the Bread pudding is to die for!).

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  • Allison Connelly

    I’ve always liked the sweet potato fries the best.

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  • Mmmm…..short ribs, please! Thanks for playing a large part in promoting the valley arts scene.

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  • Bradley Money

    I’ve never been but I would try the Chicken Marsala

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  • Michele Rodriguez

    I’ve only had lunch at the Cosmo and my favorite is the fish and chips. Thank you for the opportunity to win tickets!

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  • Linda Tucker

    Yum…short ribs!

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  • Cheryl Coddington

    I would love to teynthe ribeye steak and take my husband out on a date on his birthday, which is the 29th!

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  • Chuck Olson

    I think a filet mignon would be called for in light of this show. Sounds like a gentlemanly dinner.

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  • Silvia Fisher

    I always love a good filet mignon

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  • Heather Rodriguez

    I’m personally a fan of the roast beef sandwich, but my fella prefers the burger.

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  • Dave Brodie

    The steaks are always great, especially the ribeye.

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  • Anna Gonzalez

    Braised short ribs sound delicious!

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  • Heather R.

    I’ve had drinks there but never eaten. I’d love to try the salmon and prawns!

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  • Eireen Escalona

    The rib eye!

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  • Mady B.

    I’d love to try the Chicken Marsala!!

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  • Donald, we’ve eaten there a couple of times since the move, and the pork osso bucco was very good!

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  • Cymone

    Never been to the Cosmo, but the Basque Hamburger Steak sounds positively delicious.

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  • Meg Clark

    Linguini and prawns alla vodka looks delicious!

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  • Jazmin Ramirez

    I’d like to try the wild mushroom ravioli.

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  • Selene Ramirez

    I’ve never had the opportunity to go but I would love to try the Linguini and Prawns dish!

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  • Charles Rabb

    I love a good chicken marsala 😁

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  • Patty Bennett

    Wild mushroom ravioli! Yes!

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  • I’ve been for lunch many more times than I’ve been for dinner. But either way, they have great pizza.

    So excited Gentleman’s Guide is making it to Fresno.

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  • Jeri Stubblefield

    Linguini and prawns. Yum!!

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  • Joel Gurss

    Black & Bleu Salad, any of their burgers or pasta dishes.

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  • Zeke

    Their filet mignon (cooked medium rare).

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  • Patricia Tapley Garcia

    I would love to try Nonnis Veal Ravioli. I hadn’t heard of the Cosmopolitan Tavern until now, but I am excited to bring some friends and explore!

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  • Alex Figueroa

    I love a good wild mushroom ravioli! I have never heard of this restaurant before but after looking at the menu it is fro sure something I will try.

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  • Anna Martinez

    Linguini and prawns, per favore! ☺

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  • Juan Guzmán

    Can’t go wrong with that short ribs dish! Tasty.

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  • Laura Couron

    Amazingly fresh and delicious house-made ranch dressing.

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  • Monica K Flick

    Short ribs sound awesome!

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  • Joseph T Hypes

    I love steak and def love the ribeye. Also love this show.

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  • Janet Baker

    Aha! I think the wild mushroom ravioli is great with a starter of their great minestrone.

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  • Marcus Cardenas

    Tavern burger!

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  • Dawn

    Pan roasted chicken!

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  • Vicki Cheney

    I have never had the privilege of eating there but if I could have my ideal menu it would be the gulf prawns martini, the wild salmon salad, and the red wine braised short ribs. I just don’t get to go out much. What a wonderful privilege it would be to eat out and go to the theater.

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  • Laura Tromborg

    I’ve never been but the Wild Mushroom Ravioli sounds divine!

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  • Christopher Volkerts

    Pork Osso Bucco – what’s not to like about that?

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  • Craig R. Miller

    Ooo No …. the Basic hamburger for me …. The Tavern Burger. YES.

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  • John

    I love their Basque Hamburger Steak– would love to watch the show.

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  • Mallory Parker

    I’ve never been to this restaurant before but I would love to try the 8 oz flat iron steak! I’ve heard this show is absolutely amazing, I would love the opportunity to see it!!

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  • Jessica

    I’d really love to try the Mushroom Raviolli 🙂

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  • You absolutely can not go wrong with a 16 oz Ribeye!

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  • Jared Serpa

    I’ve never been to the restaurant before, but i’m a sucker for a great salmon filet!

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  • The Wild Mushroom Ravioli is wonderful, especially since there are so few dishes in Fresno like it!

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  • Chicken Marsala sounds good to me!

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  • Robin

    Mushroom ravioli sounds delicious!

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  • camheathb@gmail.com

    Filet Mignon is where it’s at

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  • Kristin Baer

    Ooh, everything on that menu looks so good! I’d love to try the Chicken Pizziola. 🙂

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  • EBG

    Great Tavern Burger!

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  • I would like to try the chicken marsala

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  • Dwight Wilcox

    Are you kidding…the Tri tip cheese steak is the bomb!

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  • Jeremy

    Ooo fun! I love this show! And I’d love to try the wild mushroom ravioli! I’ve heard nothing but great things about Cosmo’s! *fingers crossed*

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  • Camille Gaston

    I’d love to try the Prawns alla Cabo. I love prawns and anything spicy! Haha!!!

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  • Nancy Becker

    Chickenpizzio sounds yummy!

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