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Mar 3, 2014 08:47 AM

LA Weekly: The Essentials March 8 - Anyone Going?

Curious about this new iteration of Plate. Anyone been to one of these before? Anyone going to the one this year?

I'm thinking of going, but I don't really know what to make of it and how well it operates.

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  1. I'll be going! Year after year, they put on this event to great success and with a big focus on value. In fact, when selling the event to my friends, I joke that I make up my ticket price, in the glasses of champagne alone (I actually probably do! ;))


    1. Do you have purchase dishes once you are inside or is everything included in the ticket price? It is not exactly clear.

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      1. re: amybobamy

        All inclusive. Compared to most of the other food festivals out there (especially those that are fundraisers), I've always found it a really good deal.

        1. re: jsandler

          All inclusive with the caveot that first come first serve. Undoubtly there are dishes that you might not get a try or that are in limited quanity. But regardless... you will come out stuffed.


          1. re: Dommy

            LOL you had me sold at champagne!

            1. re: Dommy

              Are there still discounted tickets left ?

        2. I'll be there. Thx to deal sites got in @ 2 for 35! Can't beat that =)

          Great lineup of restaurants this year, better than last IMO. I think they've finally grown out of the jgold era.

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          1. re: ns1

            hold up, you got in at 2 for $35? who did you have to b... to get that pricing?

            1. re: TonyC

              $35 x2, posted on FB/CH, got 3 biters for referrals = $35 refunded.

              Net cost = $17.50pp

              1. re: ns1

                Confession #1: at least one pair of those "bites" are from me (saw your post in the Coupon thread).

                Confession #2: I actually bought tickets to this event last week, but didn't see anyone on these boards post anything about it. I thought "Aw fuck, what did I just get myself into?", so I started this thread to see if I had made a wise choice.

                I'm feeling better already.

                1. re: Novelli

                  THANK YOU.

                  I was wondering who the 3rd was!

                  1. re: Novelli

                    You guys selling the tickets for about $17.50 ?????

                    Have any of those tickets left ?

                    1. re: kevin

                      reading comprehension bro, try it out.

                      1. re: ns1

                        i think i need that GED right about now.

                  2. re: ns1

                    Really wish I saw the deal earlier.

                1. Now, THIS is a Chowhound gathering! Should be fun!