Originally Posted by Fat callforjudgement
Per the payment thing, I've never seen a VGC with an entry fee, but you should bring a packed lunch; they have a tendency to overcharge for food.
The VGC event itself doesn't serve food, rather the hotel or convention center that hosts the VGC does the food serving. And per the norm for hotels and convention centers, food is marked up 200%.
If transportation isn't an issue I'd research nearby restaurants.