Scalpers Target the NYC Wine & Food Festival

Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009  |  Updated 2:32 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Scalpers Target the NYC Wine & Food Festival

Jake Melnick's

The Burger Bash is sold out, but tickets are available on Craigslist.

advertisement

Many events for the New York City Wine & Food Festival this weekend are sold out, but Stub Hub scalpers are banking on Food Network fans to pay double and triple the face value of tickets to get close to their favorite TV stars.

Tickets for Rachael Ray’s culinary demo at Whole Foods are going for up to $172 from a $35 face value. A night at Chelsea Market After Dark with Guy Fieri and Sandra Lee goes for $334, more than three times the original cost. (Does it include a nightstick?) And Meatball Madness is marked up to $189 from $50 bucks.

Surprisingly, there are more deals (if they’re legit) on Craigslist, where a handful of sellers want asking price or below. If you don’t want to deal with second-hand sales, there are still tickets available for our man Ming Tsai’s Dim Sum & Disco Brunch Sunday, and Saturday’s grand tasting features space during the early shift from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you're not around this weekend, a Craiglister has an extra $65 ticket to meet "Hot Doug" Sohn tonight at an Astor Center event with Chicago's most famous hot-dog place.

Previously on Grub Street...
 

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out