Spinning Plates is full of heart


A scene from the documentary film Spinning Plates.

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Spinning Plates is a documentary the follows three very different restaurants in the United States, and the passionate people who work tirelessly on the front and back lines.

Debuting in 2013 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the award-winning film has received positive feedback for its honest portrayal of the restaurant industry, in all its diverse and positively weird facets.

From the high-end glossy Alinea in Chicago, to the home-style comfort cooking at Breitbach’s Country Dining in the remote town of Sherrill, Iowa, viewers are taken on a visual feast, ultimately reminding us just how subjective food can be. Cocina de Gabby rounds out the tale, a fledgling Mexican restaurant in Arizona owned by a husband and wife doing everything they can to make it a success.

A scene from the documentary film Spinning Plates.

A scene from the documentary film Spinning Plates.

Each establishment had a distinct story to tell, with some more captivating than others. Alinea’s owner and acclaimed executive chef Grant Achatz dominates a good portion of the films narrative, which had us questioning whether or not we would need to grab a burger after a 25 course meal of ‘one-bite dishes.’

Emotionally charged and beautifully shot, Spinning Plates is full of heart and delivers in terms of a true portrayal of human passion, pride, and how hard we can push ourselves to reach our full potential.

To celebrate the release of Spinning Plates on DVD, we have two copies to give away! To enter, leave a comment below telling us which restaurant you’d want to visit for a meal.

If you’re on Twitter, score a bonus entry by copying and pasting the following:

RT to win a copy of Spinning Plates on DVD from @foodgays + @gayvancouver – http://ow.ly/tQob0

Winners will be randomly selected on February 28, 2014.

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