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Jan 12, 2011 11:01 AM

Gold Standard 2011: What say you?

IIRC 2009 was a mess and 2010 was good? I can't seem to locate any threads on 2010...

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  1. While a few of the participants spark my interest, I have to wonder if $80. for a VIP ticket is a good value considering some of the exhibitors are IMHO...sub Slaw Dogs for example.

    The Slaw Dogs
    720 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91104

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    1. re: orythedog

      "As of now, the confirmed restaurants include: A-Frame, Bistro LQ, Chichen Itza, Earlez Grille, Jitlada, La Casita Mexicana, Manila Machine, Mayura Amrit, Meals By Genet, Mozza, Park's BBQ, Slaw Dogs, Street, The Gorbals, Mo-Chica and Upstairs 2. There will be 40 restaurants and/or food trucks at the event, and 30 wineries represented (The Wine House is the presenting sponsor)."

      If I can get $2 worth of food per vendor I'll be happy =D

      Many of those I haven't tried yet, slaw dogs included

      1. re: ns1

        Although I am still lukewarm about the idea, I do like your math. And...I assume that you are sticking your tongue out at me in the nicest and most playful way possible, right?

        1. re: ns1

          i went last year and thought it was great. good food by many places. some places do run out so best advised to get there early. in comparison to other events that are similar, it is well run and the food is good. you'll definitely get more than $2 per vendor. hell, the cheese plate from bistro lq last year was probably worth $20 alone.

          1. re: cdub

            orythedog - I'm an accountant, my math is always good. And yes, yes it is =P

            cdub - thanks, if I go I'd do VIP and get there as soon as they open.

          2. re: ns1

            We can not wait!! Old Favorites like Jitlada & Mo-Chica and then the new kids! Can't wait to see what Manila Machine has cooked up and how Parks BBQ is going to pull it off! We already got out tickets and unlike other food festivals, this SELLS OUT. So getem early kids...


            5233 1/2 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

            3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90007

        2. I found the thread on last year's event:

          We went last year and really enjoyed it. Definitely worked better in the new venue, and this year's venue is the same as the last's.

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          1. re: Nicole

            thanks! thing was impossible to find.

            1. re: ns1

              No problem! I didn't find it in a regular search either. I remembered posting so I just looked through my own posts from around that date.

            1. how did they handle the alcohol last year?

              Also, what's in the VIP gift bag?!

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              1. re: ns1

                Alcohol is included. I think you are given one glass that you keep on refilling? There were a lot of different wines to try, and a couple of beers (including Stella, with free glasses to take home). I don't recall if there was hard alcohol, maybe there were a couple of choices. I'm more into the food than drinking, so it's hard to remember. I can't recall what was in the VIP gift bag, but it definitely wasn't anything special. If you do the VIP tix, it's for early entrance, not the bags.

              2. got my tickets, $55 presale after fees.

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                1. re: ns1

                  Got mine too, sprung for the VIP so that I could get in early/wait in line less--so almost $75 post $10 discount and $4.50 fee. I noticed that the thread about the presale discount got deleted--the code to save $10 is GOLD11.