So maybe “hoping it doesn’t rain,” isn’t the best business model for an outdoor food and wine festival in New York City? Because maybe Brooklyn isn’t exactly Aspen or South Beach?
Maybe the risk of rain isn’t fair for fans who purchased non-VIP $55 tickets (no refund? really?). Maybe it’s also not fair for restaurants who will lose a whole lot of money on the food they’ve already prepared? Maybe this isn’t worth the reported $75,000 the Prospect Park Alliance reportedly reaps for this event?
Maybe we don’t really need GoogaMooga’s particular brand of an NYC food festival because maybe it’s just bringing together NYC restaurants we can already visit any day of the week, except here, they’re outside.
Maybe GoogaMooga isn’t bringing much added value to our culinary community, because maybe GoogaMooga is acting less like a curator, finding stuff from far away that we wouldn’t have found ourselves, and instead it’s acting more like an aggregator of stuff we already know about?
Maybe restaurants will realize this could all be harmful to their brands and harmful long established customer relationships?
Maybe we should’ve learned that’s something’s not right with GoogaMooga after last year’s failure. Maybe, just maybe, GoogaMooga, as well intentioned as it is, shouldn’t come back next year? Maybe!