The Fifth Annual Village Voice’s “Choice Eats” event is fast approaching. The massive event will be held on Tuesday, March 16 at the 69th on Lexington Avenue Armory from 6:30 – 9:30. As of today, Choice Eats will feature over 75 invited restaurants from around New York to offer guests samples of their menu gems — Despana, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Jimmy’s No. 43, Nunu Chocolates, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, Ample Hills Creamery, Culture: An American Yogurt Company, Del Posto, Dirt Candy, Ditch Plains, Doughnut Plant, Emvi Chocolate, Fatty ‘Cue, Goat Town, Gregory’s 26 Corner Taverna, Luke’s Lobster, Maima’s Liberian Bistro & Bar, Mama’s Food Shop, Max, Mexico Lindo, Mile End Sandwich, Mooncake Foods, Murray’s Cheese, Nicky’s Vietnamese Sandwiches, No. 7, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Northeast Kingdom, Northern Spy Food Co., O Lavrador, Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Patacon Pisao, Porchetta, Quinto Quarto, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli’s, SCRATCHbread, Sheep Station, Singh’s Roti Shop, Smorgas Chef, Sottocasa, Sparrow Tavern, Spicy Bampa, Tanoreen, Tenpenny, Testaccio, The Blue Stove –to name quite a few.
“Choice Eats” also offers libations to wash down the delectable bites provided by 2012 sponsors including: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Whole Foods Market, Zagat, Slow Food NY, Zagat, Southern Wines and Spirits, Great Brewers, Abita Beer, Blue Point Brewing Company, Ommegang Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Six Point Brewery, Troegs, Asahi Beer, Gazela, Ramazzoti, Barenjager, Jagermeister, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Prairie Organic Vodka, Svedka, Columbia Crest, 14 Hands Vineyards, Red Diamond, Santa Christina, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Superior Design Associates, Kind Bars, Hot 97 FM, Matted, Brooklyn Museum, Kind Bars, WetPaint, smartwater® and Benchmarc Events.
VIP guests will be allowed in at 5:30 for tasting and special demonstrations including one by Ty-Lor Boring of Top Chef Texas. “Choice Eats” is a ticketed event. VIP tickets are already sold out and a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. All guest must 21 or older. Visit the Village Voice’s Choice Eats home page for tickets and information.
This year the Village Voice will also hold it’s first annual “Choice Streets” Food Truck tasting event on Tuesday, April 24 from 7:00 to 10:00pm. Can’t track down your favorite meal-on-wheels? Choice Streets will feature over 25 food trucks on Pier 86, New York City landmark, The Intrepid in the backdrop. Choice Eats tickets go on sale on March 7th.