Alison’s Event Journal

The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show

Saturday November 2, 2013 / 10:00am - 6:00pm
The Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
2 tickets
General Admission
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW
Washington, DC 20001

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We arrived around 12:00pm, and it took a really long time to pick up our tickets at will call, not only because there were a number of people waiting in line, but because the staff didn't seem to know what they were doing. It was rather frustrating because it literally was just providing a last name to get tickets. The show itself had a good amount of exhibitors, many of which offered free samples of their product (usually food). That said, there was little diversity of exhibitors. The vast majority either provided baked goods, sauces, meats, knives, and overpriced "bars" that mimic Lara bars in some form or another. I'd like to see more exhibitors offering different kinds of appliances and kitchen gadgets and maybe even different kinds of foods? Perhaps local coffee bean roasters, donut shops, etc.