Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NYC Wine & Food Festival This Weekend & UFM Has Found Discounts for the Foodie Recessionistas

The 2nd Annual Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food&Wine and Travel+Leisure, is this weekend from October 8th through the 11th.  These events are hosted by the NYC Food Bank and Share Our Strength, and all proceeds will benefit initiatives for them as well.  This event is purported to be one of the only events of its kind that brings together legendary culinary icons and beloved celebrity chefs under one roof.

Tickets have been on sale for quite some time now, so a lot of the events with the high profile individuals such as Anthony Bourdain, David Chang, Alain Ducasse, Alton Brown and Giada DeLaurentiis are sold out and have been for awhile.  I have been interested in a few events and have to admit, that in these economic times, it can be a little pricey.  The ones that I was looking to attend were the Meatpacking Uncorked event on Friday night which is only $65 bucks.  No complaints here, but the ShopRite Grand Market Tasting is $150 bucks a person.  Now, for big 'foodheads' like myself, where money is usually no object when it comes to food.  And also due to the fact that I make it my business to attend as many food and wine events as I can, no matter the cost or the distance even, $150 is what I would pay on average for a tasting event like this one.  But to most everyone else, that is a lot of money.  

So as always, and you can thank my sister Rowe for this, I find myself searching for the best deals or discounts around these events, because let's face it, in these economic times, who doesn't wanna save some moolah?  These days, it's all about finding your inner Recessionista and as Tim Gunn would say, 'making it work..'
Well, here it is people, I found out where to get 40% off of tickets for both of these events!  Yep, you heard me, 40%!  So here's the dealio...
The Meatpacking Uncorked event is now $40 instead of $65 and the Grand Market Tasting on Sunday is now $90 instead of $150.  Cool, right?

Ok, all you have to do is click here and sign up for a Goldstar account.  Now don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to push Goldstar or anything like that, but hey, it's 40% off.  You will find that it is only for a handful of the NYC Wine & Food Festival events, but well worth the extra time to sign up, if you ask me.  These are tough times people, but being a Diva and finding a way to make your lifestyle 'affordable' is the 'in' thing to do right now, and when it comes to the lifestyle of a Foodie Diva, hopefully the Urban Food Maven is helpful in 'making it work...'
Carry on Foodies!

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