In my search for finding the best bargains and living large on a little I have logged on and signed up for waaaaay too many shopping and discount sites. Spam is killing me so I’m cutting bait. First to go is Daily Steals. The items are mostly crap, like Shamwow and the two things I ordered were defective. The iPhone headphones I bought sounded terrible and the wall charger never worked. As far as dining deals I’m debating about Blackboard Eats. In theory it’s great and offers significant discount at neighborhood restaurants but it might be more aspirational. I can’t really seem to get it together to buy and actually use the deal within the allotted time. But two thumbs for Goldstar. It’s a total keeper. The variety and number of deals are unbeatable, from Hockey tickets, Broadway, ballet and an interesting and eclectic assortment of activities. One of this week’s featured events is discounted tickets to The Cooking Channel’s Meatpacking District Uncorked. I’ve attended Brooklyn Uncorked (twice) and sampled food from dozens of restaurants and tasted wine from early all of the 30 plus participating vineyards. I totally got my Alcoholic Glutton On! I’m sure the meatpacking event will be just as bacchanalian and you’ll get a chance to rub shoulders, or bump guts with your favorite food network chef.