Wednesday update: The price of the cheapest Savor ticket on StubHub has risen by about $20, making a trip to this year's New York event equal to last year's D.C. price.
Tickets are still available for this weekend's Savor craft beer and food festival in New York, a change from years past when the event sold out in minutes at the National Building Museum. Writers Jake Berg and Nick Rakowski at DCBeer.com dropped the hammer on New York's apathy toward the event, but one helpful fact the duo uncovered for those pining for Savor's 2014 return to D.C. is this: It's actually cheaper to travel to New York for this year's event than it was to attend last year's event in D.C. When was the last time something moved to New York and became more affordable?
Here's the math:
1. You can find general admission tickets to Saturday's Savor session for around $50 on StubHub right now, including fees.
2. Megabus leaves from Union Station at 2 p.m. and arrives at West 28th Street and Seventh Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Savor begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Altman Building and Metropolitan Pavilion at West 18th Street and Sixth Avenue.
3. Savor ends at 11 p.m. Megabus returns to D.C. at 12:40 a.m. from West 34th Street between 11th and 12th Avenue.
4. The $46.50 round-trip arrives back at Union Station at 5:45 a.m. Sunday.
That puts the total cost of the trip at around $100, or $20 less than a single ticket to Savor cost in 2012. Will you get less sleep? Surely, but after some three and a half hours of all-you-can-sample food and beer (plus time to grab a slice of pizza before getting back on the bus) you won't mind. And if you don't feel like schlepping to New York at all, Savor returns to the National Building Museum on May 9 and 10, 2014.