From kugel to dumplings, restaurants from the World Financial Center and throughout NYC to offer international array of noodle dishes for $5 and under
New York, NY  – The noodle in all its infinite varieties will be showcased at Noodlepalooza, this spring’s installment of the World Financial Center’s wildly popular seasonal restaurant showcase.
On Wednesday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., more than 15 New York City restaurants and food purveyors will gather in the Winter Garden to celebrate the ubiquitous dough-based dish. The multicultural menu will feature sample-sized servings of macaroni, dumplings, kugel, homemade pasta, and more, all for $5 or less.
For the first time, the event will include a raffle, with two winners taking home $25 gift certificates for Jewish American bistro Kutsher’s Tribeca and barbecue superstar Blue Smoke. Entry will only require visitors to sign up for the Arts Brookfield e-blast.
Each restaurant will cook up its own distinctive take on the afternoon’s theme, ranging from ratatouille potato kugel from Kutsher’s Tribeca to PJ Clarke’s award-winning macaroni & cheese to Battery Place Market’s Makaronna Mekyma, a Greek version of pasta with meat sauce. New noodle dishes will be previewed by Starbucks and Financier, some of the World Financial Center’s most popular dining destinations. Fresh pasta will be made on-site by Valducci’s Original Pizza, a mainstay of the World Financial Center’s new Food Truck Court.
Admission is free and open to all. Individual dishes cost $5 or under. See below for a full menu for World Financial Center’s Noodlepalooza (subject to change):
Participating restaurants include:

Au Mandarin
Battery Place Market
Blue Smoke
Devon & Blakely
Elixir Juice Bar
Harry’s Italian / Financier
Kutsher’s Tribeca
Milk Truck
Noodle Lane
PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson
Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
Table Tales
Valducci’s Original Pizza
Wei West
The complete selection of menu items featured at World Financial Center’s Noodlepalooza is as follows:
Au Mandarin
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings $4
Pan-Seared Pork Dumplings $3
Battery Place Market
Israeli Cous Cous $3
Greek Bolognese / Makaronna Mekyma $4
Korean-Style Vegetable Lo Mein $3
Poland Spring $1
Coca Cola / Diet Coke $1.50
Blue Smoke
Blue Smoke Macaroni & Cheese $5
Virgin Clooney Cobbler $3
Devon & Blakely
Chicken & Dumpling Soup $4
Chicken Noodle Soup $4
Pasta Primavera Salad $3
Water $1
Elixir Juice Bar
Chicken Noodle Soup $2
Soba Noodle Salad $4
Total Bliss Smoothie $3
Blues Blaster Smoothie $3
Financier Patisserie
Financier Asian Noodle Salad
with Shrimp $5
Financier Tiramisu Cup $4
Financier Panna Cotta $4
Financier Coffee $1
Water $2
Harry’s Italian
Harry’s Baked Ziti $5
Harry’s Meatballs 4 for $5
Kutsher’s Tribeca
Ratatouille Potato Kugel $5
Black and White Cookies 2 for $4
House-Made Cel-Ray Soda $4
Milk Truck
Classic Mac & Cheese $5
Bacon Mac & Cheese $5
Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade $3.50
Honey Cardamom Iced Tea $2.50
Arnie Palmer $3
Noodle Lane
Dan Dan Noodles $5
Cheong Fun (Rice Crepe) Noodle $5
Izze Sparkling Juice $2
Water $2
PJ Clarke’s on the Hudson
Crispy Mac & Cheese Bites $1
PJ’s Mini Burger $3
Mini Whoopie Pie $2
Water $2
Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
Chili Sesame Noodle Salad $4
Pork Dumplings
with Soy Sesame Dip $5
Chicken Thai Basil Dumplings
with Spicy Peanut Dip $5
Seasonal Fresh Juice $4
Sesame Noodle Bistro Box $5
Chocolate Chunk Cookie $2
Double Chocolate Brownie $2
Hot or Iced Coffee $2
Black or Green Iced Tea Lemonade $2
Table Tales
Sunday Gravy with Macaroni $5
Lasagna with Sunday Gravy $5
Shells Stuffed with Sunday Gravy $5
Minted Iced Tea $3
Almond Water $3
Valducci’s Original Pizza
Homemade Pasta with Vodka Sauce $5
Homemade Pasta with Marinara Sauce $5
Homemade Pasta with Meat Sauce $5
Homemade Lemonade $2
Iced Tea $2
Bottled Water $1
Wei West
Singapore Noodle $5
Wok Stir-Fried Natural Chicken with Asian Seasonal Vegetables $5
Chicken Satay $5
Thai Iced Tea $3
Tapioca Milk Bubble Tea $4