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May 17, 2014- By Steven E. Greer
I stumbled into the Taste of Tribeca event on Duane and Greenwich Streets today. It looked as if almost all of the restaurants participated, which got my hopes up.
However, I did not like the small “tasting” dishes they had lined out. I assumed it was because they were free samples, but no!
To get some chow, one has to fork over $50 for tickets that purchase six “tastings”. Each of these tiny things is $8 a pop, and there is no place to sit. One has to roam around holding the paper plates.
The lamebrains who run this have done a terrible job planning it. On the website, it is not apparent who exactly is in charge (or to blame).
The best way to run a food fair is to have it à la carte like the Brooklyn people do it. Hopefully this critical story will serve as a constructive catalyst for next year. The basic idea is a good one.