The Village Voice's sixth annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," announces 24 additional restaurants set to be participating in this year's event, bringing the total to 79, with final additions coming soon! VIP Tickets to the event sold out in under 30 minutes, and General Admission tickets are nearly sold out. New additional restaurants that will be represented at this year's "Choice Eats" are: Anella, Brooklyn Brine, Carlo's Bakery, Chinese Mirch, David's Brisket House, EMVI Chocolate, Grandaisy Bakery, Juliette, La Newyorkina, Landbrot Bakery, Le Midi Bistro, Max, Ovelia Psistaria, Peanut Butter & Co., Peppa's Jerk Chicken, Pig & Khao, Resto, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, S'more Bakery, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, The Good Batch, Woodland and Yemen Cafe & Restaurant.
These restaurants will join previously announced restaurants: 606 R&D, Ample Hills Creamery, Banana Leaf, BITEME Cheesecakes, Black Shack Burger, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Cured, Brooklyn Kolache, Buka, Butter and Scotch, Butter Lane, 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, Porchetta, Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, SCRATCHbread, Spicy Bampa, Swine, Telepan, The Blue Stove, 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. 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.
This year's event will feature DJ sets by Vito & Druzzi, best known as members of The Rapture.Additional 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, 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 Stella Artois, Google+, Whole Foods Market, The Institute of Culinary Education, Bulleit Bourbon, Southern Wines & Spirits, Great Brewers, Asahi, Frames Bowling, The Place Beyond The Pines, Seamless Web, Singha, Blink Fitness, Verizon FIOS, NYC Craft Beer Festival, Alphabet City Brewing Company, Abita, Blue Point Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, Crabbie's, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Gazela, Ramazzotti, American Harvest, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Bulldog Gin, Prairie Vodka, Beam Inc., ONEHOPE Wines, smartwater and Hot 97.
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