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Taste of the Nation

mikek Jul 26, 2010 02:53 PM

Is anyone going this Thursday night? I got a couple of tickets as a birthday present and am really looking forward to it. Unlike the disaster that is the Food & Wine fest, this seems to be a top list of local restaurants. Here's to hoping they put a solid foot forward.

  1. OysterHo Jul 28, 2010 05:51 AM

    I really wanted to go - but $$ is tight - want to take me? LOL (JK)

    What disaster at Food & Wine? The price? Crowd?

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    1. re: OysterHo
      mikek Jul 28, 2010 06:36 AM

      I was referring to the Cow Tents they put on the beach for $200/person and no restaurants of this caliber. But, now that you mention it, the price for this is remarkably reasonable when compared to pretty much any F&W event!

      1. re: mikek
        OysterHo Jul 28, 2010 05:04 PM

        Cow tents!? Sounds awful. What's a cow tent? Just cramming people into a tiny little area? I'm kind of glad I haven't gone to it. I really like Boca Bacchanal, but they keep jacking up their prices too. :\

        Have fun tomorrow!

        1. re: OysterHo
          mikek Jul 28, 2010 07:57 PM

          I may or may not have made that term up haha... Will report back after the event.

          1. re: mikek
            Blind Mind Jul 29, 2010 06:29 AM

            I thought about going but between the $125 ticket and the slightly drunken Fresh Market run I made on Monday where I decided to but a ton of veggies for some reason, I don't think I'm gonna make it. Looking forward to your report!

            Fresh Market
            2640 S Bayshore Dr, Miami, FL 33133

        2. re: mikek
          misskezi Jul 28, 2010 07:49 PM

          are there any cheaper tickets?

          1. re: misskezi
            allpurposedark Jul 29, 2010 07:10 AM

            You can try using discount code FFMIA for 20% off tickets.

      2. Blind Mind Jul 30, 2010 07:42 AM

        Owner of my company brought me the program from the event and it really made me bummed I didn't go. He loved it. Lineup of restaurants was sick! I think spending $125 on this is better than any SBWFF event. Plus the $$ goes to charity.

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        1. re: Blind Mind
          OysterHo Aug 7, 2010 12:34 PM

          Some event promoter took pics of the food and I'm afraid to look at them lol. I'm sure I will be completely bummed.

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