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Aug 9, 2013 09:15 AM

Ticket Prices for Tasting Events

I know most of these events are for charities, but are the ticket prices justified?

Boston Magazine's Battle of the Burger $75.00?

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  1. If you want to donate to the charity and like burgers it might be.

    Or maybe not.

    There's no one-size-fits all for this sort of thing. If the event sells out, people justified the price.

    1. If you dislike crowds, lines, and subpar serving conditions as much as I do, then these events are not worth it at half the price. I went to Taste of Cambridge many years ago, found it wasn't for me and have tried my best to avoid similar events. I also dislike festival-type events because it seems so often they can't handle the number of people there, and again, lines, crowds, and food below the usual standard.

      1. many of them sell out, so for some people the answer is yes.

        i don't enjoy the crowds, the noise, the jostling and the vibe of desperation for attendees to "get their money's worth" at these events so avoid them like the plague.

        1. I see it as a donation to a charity. The food/drink is a bonus. Just like the free bag NPR gives or the stuffed animal from the zoo when you "adopt" an animal. So if its not a charity/ cause that I support then no, I don't think the prices are justified.

          Taste of Cambridge was $60 per person this year. Did I feel like I ate/drank my money's worth? Where all the restaurants listed present or available for non VIPs? No, but I don't regret going.

          I plan to go to Brew at the Zoo at Franklin Park Zoo. Tickets $50/$60. Do I think I'll drink and eat my money's worth? Maybe.