The Village Voice's sixth annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," announces an additional round of restaurants set to be participating in this year's event, bringing the total to 55 with more to come soon! Eight additional restaurants that will be represented at this year's "Choice Eats" are: Ample Hills Creamery, BITEME Cheesecakes, Butter Lane, Porchetta, Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, SCRATCHbread, Telepan, and The Blue Stove.
These restaurants will join previously announced restaurants: 606 R&D, Banana Leaf, Black Shack Burger, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Cured, Brooklyn Kolache, Buka, Butter and Scotch, Danny Macaroons, Del Posto, Dirt Candy, Ditch Plains, El Almacen, Exchange Alley, Fanny, Fay Da Bakery, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Home By The Range, Jimmy's No. 43, Joe Dough, John Brown Smokehouse, Kaia Wine Bar, Kuma Inn, La Slowteria, Liddabit Sweets, Littleneck, Lucky 777 Chili, Luke's Lobster, Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall, Maima's Liberian Bistro, Mexico Lindo, Mooncake Foods, No. 7., Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Ovenly, Parish Hall, Pete Zaaz, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, Spicy Bampa, Swine, The Meatball Shop, Thirty Acres, Txikito, Xe May Sandwich Shop, Yunnan Kitchen, Zenon Taverna, and Zucker Bakery.
"Choice Eats" 2013 will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue. All VIP tickets for Choice Eats have sold out and a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. This beloved annual foodie event boasts 50+ of NYC's most sought after restaurants from over 35 nations in New York's five boroughs - all under one roof. Each of this year's participating restaurants have been handpicked by Village Voice resident food critics Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao.
The Village Voice announced last week that this year's event will feature DJ sets by Vito & Druzzi, best known as members of The Rapture. Also announced was special guest chef-celebrity, Sarah Simmons, founder of CITY GRIT and recently named as one of "America's Greatest New Cooks" by FOOD & WINE Magazine, who will host a demo for all VIP ticket-holders during the VIP hour from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.
The Village Voice will once again partner with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC for the event and plans to donate a portion of ticket sales. Sponsors of the 2013 Choice Eats Tasting Event are Abita, Alphabet City Brewing Company, American Harvest Vodka, Asahi, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blink Fitness, Blue Point Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, Bulldog Gin, Crabbie's, Great Brewers, Lagunitas, NYC Craft Beer Festival, Oskar Blues Brewery, Prairie Organic Vodka and Action Carting, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint Brewery, Smartwater, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Southern Wines & Spirits, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Stella Artois, The Institute of Culinary Education, Victory Brewing Company, and Whole Foods Market.
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