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Eat Out Tasting 2007

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Has anybody been to this event? Is it worth $100 PP? We're only in town for 1 week, but thought this might be a fun thing to do. Any comments?

Also, do you know if we could buy last minute tickets; or do they have to be purchased in advance?


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  1. I did the NY Mag one last year and it was very fun, as long as you dont mind crowds and waiting in lines for a bit. But overall a really fun experience.

    1. Definitely purchase in advance.
      It's a lot of fun..i reccomend it.

      1. Yes, it's a great deal, and a good way to sample lots of NY restaurants' signature dishes. Plan your eating wisely... last year I ate one of Nobu's mochis before I tried any other dessert and was then far too stuffed to try any others.

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        1. re: amandam673

          Thanks all. Actually, the idea of that much food sort of scares me. Same reason I don't do buffets! This is the Eat Out tasting, not NY Mag. Are the crowds bad at this one too? Also, what is the appropriate dress at these things (something expandable, I know ;>) )?

          1. re: abqdeb

            The line at booths like Nobu was longer than others, but in general you can walk around and skip long lines in favor of shorter ones. I think I waited no more than a minute at most booths. Corners can jam up a little, but it was always easy to escape to the center of the room to standing tables where you could perch & eat and drink.
            I saw a little bit of everything, clothing-wise. Most people looked like they had come straight from work, so business casual seemed to be the norm?

        2. I've done this two years before. The $100 represents what seems like a standard price increase over the years. Yes, it's probably still worth it. Don't be scared of the number of restaurants--most of the bites are very small and you'll have to wait for a while for the popular ones. It's not a buffet where you'll be tempted to load up on food. Also, the unlimited bar is nice and if you feel slighted by the volume/quality of food, you can always drink your sorrows away to make up the difference. Recommended.

          1. Well, we bought our tickets! So are any other CHer's going to be there? I'll be looking for you.