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Win a Sneak Peek Dinner for 4 to Phil's BBQ!

Want to check out the new restaurant before it opens? Here's your chance to win dinner for four.

Are you a Phil’s Fan-Addict? Have you been counting down the days until the new Phil’s BBQ opens in Santee Trolley Square? Do you dream of mesquite-grilled ribs and heaps of tri-tip?

Patch readers now have the chance to take part in an exclusive tasting at the Phil’s BBQ Santee restaurant before doors open to the public. Be the envy of all your friends and join Phil’s BBQ friends and family for this first look into the new restaurant before it officially opens to the public on Tuesday, October 30 at 11 a.m.!

One lucky winner will receive a four-pack of passes to take part in a closed-door lunch or dinner on Sunday, Oct. 28. All you need to do is leave a comment telling us why you want to be selected for this scrumptious deal. One winner will be selected at random. All comments must be in by 8 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25.  The winner will be announced Friday, Oct. 26.

Happy commenting y’all! We can’t wait to meet you in Santee.

Must be a legal resident of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia who are age 18 and older. Winner will be selected in a random drawing and will receive four exclusive passes to Phil’s BBQ preview lunch/dinner. The exclusive tasting will offer a limited lunch and dinner menu. Lunch menu will be served from 11 a.m.-1:30p.m. and dinner will be served 6-8:30 p.m on Sunday, October 28.  These passes have no retail value and can only be used at the Santee location on Oct. 28, 2012 in the above specified times. Click the PDF above for complete Official Rules.

Glenn Turgeon October 24, 2012 at 10:19 PM
With all due respect to the other eateries in Santee. Phil's BBQ puts Santee into a special category. Those that have a PHil's in their community and those that don't> So excited that Santee will one with.
shirley October 24, 2012 at 11:17 PM
We sure would like to win and sample this great bbq that everyone is raving about. Unfortunately, having a family of five limits us where we can dine on our budget and still stay true to it.I realize this is only for a dinner for four so one of us will surely miss out on this exploration of our taste buds. My family would truly love to try Phils and don't get me wrong we probably will on special occasions but we don't have one for quite awhile scheduled so would you please consider us as one of your guests. Thank you for the consideration :)
liz October 25, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Pick Me PLEASE!! I would love to try Phils and can't wait for it to open!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Christal Ferris October 25, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Here's the deal: I'm from Texas where BBQ is embedded in your DNA. I am waiting to try a place as good as the places back home. I haven't had Phil's yet and if it's as good as they say, maybe I'll have a little piece of home here in California.
Danielle McBride October 25, 2012 at 02:14 AM
We are definitely addicted! We make the drive down to Sports Arena a couple of times per month. We take visiting family there. We have been anxiously waiting for the Santee opening. So excited!!!!!
Dorrie Tidwell October 25, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Just need to try me some Phil's!! So happy Santee is finally getting such a great choice in restaurants. I remember for so many years there was the usual fast food or Pinnacle Peaks. Now there are so many great choices. Phil's being the icing on the cake. Glad to see the city growing!!
Elaine October 25, 2012 at 02:38 AM
From Columbus, so appreciate Mr. Pace's Ohio roots. Go Bucks!
Mrs. Williams October 25, 2012 at 02:43 AM
We want to try Phil's. :)
B October 25, 2012 at 02:45 AM
My wife and I just lost our jobs and would looooovvvvveeee some Phils!!!
Niccole Beckenbach October 25, 2012 at 03:20 AM
I love Phils and I love Santee! I just had a baby. A couple weeks ago and have yet to take her out to dinner. This would be perfect for our family of 4!
Rob October 25, 2012 at 04:11 AM
Phil's is the Best Barbeque in town...I use to live in University Heights and ate at Phils all the time..No Body does it better...makes me feel sad for the rest...nobodies half as good as Phils...they really are the Best....I live in Santee now and will be a regular there..!
Mariah October 25, 2012 at 04:50 AM
Looking forward to trying Phil's BBQ - East County edition.
Mike L. October 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM
After seeing Phil's on Man vs. Food and a couple other food shows I finally got to try Phil's on my birthday. I joke with one of the employees that the only thing wrong with Phil's was ther wasn't one closer to were I lived. Now I'll have one within walking distance. Would like to go before the long lines start.
Bianca October 25, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Pick Me Pick me!!!!
Kelli Russell Dayton October 25, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Pick me! I want to try some Phils. Welcome to Santee!!!
Steven Bartholow (Editor) October 25, 2012 at 04:30 PM
Thanks for all the comments/contest entries! The contest is now closed. We'll announce a winner tomorrow.
Things I Learned October 25, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I'd like to win because I am always too late to enter random drawings! ;-)
Don Peterson October 25, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Enough of this whinning and crying. Its real simple, I like to eat and hear you have some good food. I know other people that like to eat. So its real simple, pick me or dont pick me. Either way, at some point I will be blessed with your food. Don
Christine Huard (Editor) October 26, 2012 at 01:05 AM
This contest is now closed. Thanks everyone!
Traci Iliff October 26, 2012 at 01:10 AM
So excited for Phil's to open! My husband can't quit talking about it. I think he might camp out the night before it opens so he can be first in line!
Rose Perkins October 26, 2012 at 02:22 AM
My Mother, Myrtle Wolin will be 99 on Halloween..she loves ribs, and it would be great to celebrate her Birthday at Phils..
Wendy Martinez October 26, 2012 at 04:06 AM
My husband and his work friends have been going to the Point Loma Phils for years. He has always raved about the pulled pork sandwiches. We are Santee residents and I would love to surprise him with lunch or dinner on Sunday. We have been anxiously waiting for Phils to open. mmm...
Martha Tassi October 26, 2012 at 04:37 AM
My family & I waited in line for over an hour to eat at the Phil's restaurant on Sports Arena, and while the food was good it wasn't anything special. None of it was better than what we make at home. I hope Phil's in Santee is a huge success and would like to try them again.
Tigerlily October 26, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Can't wait to make this our new tradition in Santee!
Mrs. Williams October 26, 2012 at 09:34 AM
We are Santee residents and we would love to have lunch or dinner.
Jan Martin October 26, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Yum! Just can't wait. Please pick me for the preview. Pretty please with BBQ sauce on top!
Hoa Quách October 26, 2012 at 04:32 PM
...and the winner is (drum roll please)... Bobbie Burness! Congratulations! Thanks everyone for playing!
Don Higgins October 26, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Phil's isn't great. Check out the wrangler BBQ in el cajon. You'll thank me later
Bobbie Burness October 27, 2012 at 12:19 AM
THANK YOU SANTEE PATCH!!!! My family and I are looking forward to the wonderful experience known as Phil's and can't wait to share our experience with everyone!!!
v c B October 27, 2012 at 02:36 AM
been here for 25 years and still looking for a damm good bbq that even comes close to Sammies B B Q in Ft. Worth T E X A S, if its in your face its ok but when its on your face its damm good.....

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