choice eats doesn't cost 85 dollars, but you do have to wait outside building for a while. Not sure if that comment was pointed or not.
The thai celebration this this was the best food event I've been to. The indonesian food bazaars were pretty good, although small.
lots of the events are BS, but I'm looking forward to more responses here.
btw, you remind me that there's a pickle festival this weekend. Looks like fun.