CWF Ticket Buyers Apparently Gravitate Toward Xiao Bao, The Macintosh and Hash Browns

BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival

BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Remember earlier this week, when I advised you snatch up tickets to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival’s Perfectly Paired dinners at Two Boroughs Larder and The Macintosh? If not, you’ve (possibly) already missed your chance.

As of noon today, tickets to the Two Boroughs Larder dinner featuring Atlanta’s Ryan Smith and Ryan Hidinger were listed as available in “limited quantity.” And tickets to The Macintosh dinner co-starring Jeremiah Bacon and Houston’s Chris Shepherd were flat out “not available.”

But here’s the catch: Just because tickets aren’t available, it doesn’t mean the event’s sold out. As spokesperson Ashley Zink explains, “some events have tickets held back for hotel packages or sponsors, and if they are not needed, those tickets will be released and available to the general public again at a later date.” Dinners, though, rarely fall into that category: If tickets aren’t available, it’s usually because the small stock of seats has already been claimed.

Other events already in the “unavailable” column include the Perfectly Paired dinner at Grill 225, the Waffle House Smackdown (last year’s breakout event) and the Xiao Bao Biscuit dinner prepared in collaboration with the chefs from New York City’s Thai resto-of-the-moment, Uncle Boons.

Zink suggests prospective ticket buyers who log on too late to score seats add their names to the wait lists kept in conjunction with sold-out events.

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