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May 21, 2012 08:30 PM
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Taste of the Caribbean Festival

Looking to make the drive out to check out this festival...i noticed the entry price is 50$ including all you can eat buffet.

Has anyone attended this festival before? is it worth the money?

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  1. Where is this event?
    How much for a family of 4 people?
    any website for that event? thank you.

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    1. bump the day before, so no one's ever been?

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      1. re: Ghostquatre

        I've never been, but you can read a bit about previous editions here. It's morphed a fair bit over the years so I've no idea if some of the complaints (i.e. long lineups) have been addressed. If you do end up going I'd love to hear your report.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/624367

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/622524

      2. Any booths with very good food this year? This year, the General Admission to get in is free(before 6pm) but each booth they charge for food. Haven't gone to Taste of the Caribbean Festival in years & years. The event had gotten too big, & the food wasn't worth it(considering the entry price at the time).

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        1. re: BLM

          I'm looking at the vendors, and wondering whether it would be worth it to go to the festival, or simply to note the vendors.

          This place looks as if it has very good hot patties:

          http://www.islandorganix.com/

          And this place near me that makes the Haitian patties, fried plantain and other Haitian dishes. It is a non-profit centre for education and job training: http://www.centrenarive.com/boukan

          I went some years ago and was a bit disappointed for reasons stated, but I hope those have been ironed out. The Old Port should be a good location.

          1. re: lagatta

            That must of been only a very partial list of vendors(only 5 food vendors). In previous times I went, it was divided by country(or countries) of their cuisine & the food was prepared in advance offsite I think. Now with their outdoor location at Old Port, the food vendors can make the Caribbean food on site(like grilling Jerk Chicken).