The Village Voice's Seventh Annual Tasting Event "Choice Eats" Announces Second Round Of Participants -
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, February 04 2014 @ 04:17 PM EST
47 Restaurants Announced To Date - Just Announced - Dj Sets By Diiv
Vip Tickets Sold Out, Limited Number Of General Admission Tickets On Sale
For March 25th Event: www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
Apply to Volunteer at "Choice Eats" for Free Tickets to "Choice Streets" http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer
Today's newly announced restaurants will join previously announced restaurants: Bear, Bhatti Indian Grill, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Kolache Co., Butter & Scotch, Coppelia, Devi, Dirt Candy, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Indian Clove, Jimmy's No. 43, Kaia Wine Bar, Louro, Luke's Lobster, Mables Smokehouse, Maima's Liberian Bistro, No. 7, Oda House, Ovelia Psistaria, Pete Zaaz, Queens Comfort, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, The Kati Roll Company, The Meatball Shop, Xe May Sandwich Shop and many more to be announced soon.
Also announced today, Brooklyn indie-rockers DIIV will DJ this year's "Choice Eats" event. DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new four-piece. The band is signed to Captured Tracks and has been hailed by Pitchfork, Stereogum and their likes for their dreamy, psychedelic style. DIIV have performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and at major music festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and more.
VIP tickets for "Choice Eats" 2014 officially sold out in minutes since going on sale last week and only a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. Purchase tickets, here: www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 25th at Basketball City at Pier 36 located in Lower Manhattan from 7:00PM-10:00PM with a VIP-only hour from 6:00PM-7:00PM.
"Choice Eats" is still accepting volunteers to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice's Third annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck Tasting Event to be held in May 2014 (specific date TBA). To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer.
"Choice Eats" is one of New York City's most unique food events where 3,000 attendees sample food from over 60 of the most sought after restaurants across all the city's boroughs from over 35 countries, all handpicked by The Village Voice's food critics and previously featured in the Fork In The Road blog.
Back by popular demand, "Choice Eats" will offer all ticketholders an array of dessert offerings in the "Choice Sweets" section of the event. Choice Sweets participants will be featured on the main floor, with a select few exclusive to the VIP lounge.
Typically held at the 69th Armory, this year's "Choice Eats" will move to a new downtown location, Pier 36 @ Basketball City, the state of the art Lower Manhattan venue that will enable the event to grow its footprint plus expand the number of attendees, participating restaurants, demos and more.
The event's new venue, Basketball City, is conveniently located just north of the Manhattan bridge and steps away from F Train on the East Broadway Stop. It is also accessible by buses and the J, M line at Essex Street. The venue regularly transforms its seven side-by-side basketball courts to an elegant event space for expos, corporate events and now for the Village Voice's Seventh Annual "Choice Eats."
Sponsors confirmed for Choice Eats 2014 include: Stella Artois, Great Brewers, Southern Wine & Spirits, Whole Foods Market, Asahi Beer USA, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blueprint Brands, Asahi Beer, Verizon FIOS and Hot 97.
For more information on "Choice Eats" please have a bite here:
Choice Eats 7th Annual Tasting Event
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
TICKETS: On Sale Now: http://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
VENUE: Basketball City | 299 South St. | New York, NY 10002
COST: $85 - VIP (SOLD OUT)
$60 - General Admission (STILL AVAILABLE)
6:00-7:00pm - VIP HOUR
7:00-10:00pm - EVENT
About Village Voice Events:
The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as Choice Eats, Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Brooklyn Pour, Holiday Spirits as well as the most anticipated issues and guides of the year including the annual Pazz and Jop music poll, Best of NYC, and its Spring, Summer, and Fall Preview guides. The Voice is New York's most influential must-read alternative newspaper in print and online. For more information on the Voice or its events, please visit us online at www.villagevoice.com