Dodgers Tickets at stake for Father’s Day contest

Zapien’s Salsa Grill in Pico Rivera, CA will be awarding two exceptional Dads with a pair of Dodger tickets this Father’s Day. It’s up to the kids to win the tickets for Dad.

An essay contest titled, “Why is your Dad the best?” will run from Thursday, May 16 to Monday, June 10. Participants must be between the ages of six and thirteen years of age. Girls and boys are welcome.

Each essay must be one page with no word minimum, and be according to theme.  Contestants will be entered into two age categories, six to nine-year-olds, and 10 to 13-year-olds. Younger contestants are asked to include an illustration with their essay.

All entries must include name, age, school, home address, email address, phone number, and date of birth at the top of the submitted essay. Entries can be sent to, or dropped off at the restaurant at 6702 Rosemead Blvd., no later than Monday, June 10.

One winner in each category will receive a pair of Dodgers baseball tickets for Dad. Winners will be announced by Friday, June 14.

Head Chef Marco Zapien is dedicated to family and his community.  The restaurant is still family owned by himself, and father Jess Zapien. The Grill is still located at its original building since opening in Pico Rivera in 1994.

Zapien is always finding new ways to give back to his community, whether by supporting local golf programs at local high schools, holding toy drives at local churches or motivational speaking at local elementary schools.