Now that all of that is out of my system, seriously: VIP tables at Menu of Menus are awesome.
Today only, you can purchase a VIP table for 10 for $750. This is a discount of 50 percent -- those tables are normally $1,500 each. Get 10 of your friends to pony up $75 each -- this is $10 less than a standard VIP ticket -- and here's what you'll get...
You and nine of your friends will get your own round table smack in front of the stage which will feature our Iron Fork competition starting at 8 p.m. Everyone else will stand -- roped off, away from your pretty table with flowers on it -- but you will have a seat. Other attendees will roam with their plates, but you will have a seat. Other guests may get tired after sampling the wares from 200 restaurants and sit Indian-style on the ground while they finish off their mugs of Stella Artois (ain't no shame in that game), but you will have a seat.
Additionally, you'll gain entrance to Menu of Menus an hour early -- starting at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. -- which means you'll have fewer and shorter lines to contend with while you graze through the grounds of Silver Street Station. Your table will receive two bottles of wine, so you don't have to wait in line for hooch. You'll even get free valet (until 6:30 p.m., after which it's every man for himself).
Still not convinced? Take a look at some of this year's participating restaurants to whet your palate:
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- Franks Americana Revival
- Southside Espresso
- The Cajun Stop (formerly Calliope's Po-Boy)
- Tango & Malbec
- The Counter Burger
- Boomtown Coffee
- Radical Eats
- Tequeria Tepatitlan
- Whole Foods Market
- Oh La La Dessert Boutique
- Shipley Do-Nuts
- Torchy's Tacos
- Mia Bella
- Harvest Grille
Menu of Menus will be held on April 9 at Silver Street Station from 7 to 10 p.m. General admission tickets are currently on sale for $45 until March 31. After that date, tickets will go up to $50 and will be $60 at the door. Additionally, VIP tickets are available for $85 until March 31, after which they'll go up to $90 and will cost $100 at the door.