Taste of Addison Is Out, Replaced by a More Star-Studded and Expensive Fork and Cork

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Put a fork in it: Taste of Addison is done.
If you're a fan of the annual Taste of Addison event as it has been for the past 20 years, you're about to get a little sad. The culinary celebration has been cut, to be replaced by a new event that will tax your wallet a little harder in an effort to provide a more intimate, epicurean experience.

Last year you could get in the gates for just $10, with VIP and other options available. This year the cheapest entry cost into Fork and Cork is $35, though organizers are promising an improved event, starting some big-name personalities.

You've likely seen Marcus Samuelsson yelling at incompetent home cooks as they compete on ABC's The Taste. He'll be giving a cooking demonstration to those who shell out $100 for VIP tickets, and he promises not to belittle you. The VIP option also grants access to hands-on cooking classes, additional tasting opportunities and valet parking.

Pat Green will also be performing Saturday, and other local chefs will be participating in various events, though the final list of chefs has not yet been announced.

Chefs aside, organizers promise that Fork and Cork will be a much more interactive experience compared to previous events, and even though the details aren't immediately clear what that "interaction" is, you can be certain the participating wineries, local breweries and cocktails available for tasting will likely help foster it.


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22 comments
rjones1811
rjones1811

$35 WTF! Ridiculous, they wanna push out "urban" & poor people. Such BS. Why not leave it alone, it was fine the way it was. Ppl got out the house for a reasonable price, there were things for kids to do. Several vendors other than food, a bit of everything 4 everyone. Now they r throwing it out the window...what a huge mistake

fctony
fctony

This is sad.  It was a fun time that we really enjoyed.  See everyone in Richardson.  Sometimes success makes people think they can do anything and it will be successful.  Poor decision by organizers, this was a jewel of a festival for the city of Addison.  Leave Oktoberfest the freak alone.

efgarza21
efgarza21

Taste of Addison was fine the way it was.. This event wont be getting a penny from me.  I'll go to Richardson...

mremanne
mremanne

Here's just another example of "gastro-gentrification". It's also an example of the decline of the middle class. The shift away from selling to "mass", and concentrating on "class", i.e., the better-heeled, is exactly what we're seeing here. The same thing happened with Taste Of The West End when it moved to Fair Park and became Taste Of Dallas. Now it's twice as snobby and half as much fun.


BTW, wouldn't "not being belittled" by Marcus Samuelsson be like going to a Don Rickles show and not getting insulted? Wouldn't you go home feeling cheated?

dukedude
dukedude

My wife and I stopped going several years ago when they stopped allowing chairs in a bag to be brought in.


Kinda sad too cuz we enjoyed going and spent more than the cost of the "Cork and Fork" vip, We would make a day of it, eating, drinking wine and listening to some great music. The chairs made it possible because we could be there as long as we wanted and get out of the sun.


We won't be attending but this concept has some potential, but only if the first annual event is a seriously kick ass event.



veruszetec
veruszetec

This is a terrible idea. I guess I'll be hitting Wildflower alone this year.

You know, maybe they wouldn't have to try and figure out new ideas to bring up revenue if they just didn't schedule Taste Addison on the same weekend as Wildflower two years in a row.

Stop trying to be Frisco. Nobody really likes Frisco anyways. Bring back Taste Addison.

DorianGray
DorianGray

Glad to see Addison move to a less commercial cuisine approach.  Common people can dine in common places.

Mervis_Earl
Mervis_Earl

Just another way to keep the common man out.

illakk
illakk

cut the admission in half and I'd go.

dsmithy3211
dsmithy3211

Count me in.


The old Taste of Addison included such culinary wonders as Buffalo Wild Wings, Chili's, Hooter's, and Taco Cabana.  Suburban cuisine at its finest.

strathound
strathound

Come on Addison, we aren't Frisco. Remember when we used to do fun things ...? Don't get all uppity on me. If I see one more Hummer, I'm moving. #keepaddisoncool

dsmallwood06
dsmallwood06

How disappointing.. I really enjoyed the festival atmosphere and that it was family friendly. I wonder why the switch

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@dsmithy3211  addison is a suburb, so that shit fit right in, just like its douchebags

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

It's what people wanted. No kids. Better food and beverage.

dsmallwood06
dsmallwood06

Not the people that went to taste of Addison.. I can guarantee that.

dsmithy3211
dsmithy3211

@dsmallwood06  The people that enjoyed the old Taste of Addison can still enjoy it, every day of the year even.  Only now, it's called "every strip mall in America."  

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