Pasadena restaurateur Jack Huang is a brave man. Not only is he opening a third restaurant next Tuesday amid yesterday's frosty forecast, he's named it Ix-Tapa, reminding our inner old fogies of the various puns put together to slam Ishtar (e.g. "Ishtar ish-tarrible!") Helping us move on, Mr. Huang is giving away a trip to Ix Tapa, Mexico via their Twitter page to celebrate the restaurant's grand-opening. The contest begins today, with prizes like free dinners given away every day until December 11th, when the Mexico trip will be awarded. We don't know the rules yet, but see that Ix Tapa only has eight followers of this writing, so we think that becoming their pals, the sooner the better, could be rewarding. IX-Tapa will grand-open on Tuesday, December 1st with a private party followed by a public opening at 9 p.m. 119 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena. 626-304-9955.
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