The Village Voice
9th Annual Tasting Event
Friday, March 11, 2016
At the Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street, NYC
Featuring 50+ Handpicked Restaurants
Plus Drinks, Sweets, Entertainment and more!
General Admission Ticket — $70 | Early Entry Preview Ticket (SOLD OUT) — $85 | VIP Ticket (SOLD OUT) — $99
TIME: VIP Hour: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Early Entry Preview: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
General Admission: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
New York, NY — February 17, 2016 — The Village Voice announces its third round of participants for the ninth annual Choice Eats Presented by Stella Artois, taking place on Friday, March 11th! The 24 new restaurants announced today include: Bara, The Black Ant, Black Tree, BOOMWICH, Breads Bakery, Brooklyn Bread Lab, Flinders Lane, Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co., Irvington Bar + Restaurant, Kailash Parbat, Loi Estiatorio, Luzzo’s La Pizza Napoletana, Maima’s Liberian Bistro, Mexico Lindo, Obica Mozzarella Bar, Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana, Osteria Cotta, Papa’s Kitchen, Quality Eats, Schaller Stube, Sigmund’s Pretzels, Spicy Bampa, Sweet Generation, and Thai Rock.
These restaurants will join the previously announced 29 participants: Ample Hills Creamery, Awadh, Broken Spoke Rotisserie, Calle Dao, Doughnut Plant, Egg, El Quinto Pino, Emmy Squared, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Fonda, Genuine Superette, The Handpulled Noodle, ilili Restaurant, Kuma Inn, Le Fond, Luke’s Lobster, Mable’s Smokehouse, The Meatball Shop, Meat Hook Sandwich Shop, No. 7 Veggie, Queens Comfort, Raclette, Robicelli’s, Socarrat Paella Bar, StreetsBK, Swine, Veselka Restaurant, Victory Garden, Xe May Sandwich Shop and more to be announced.
The event will feature an array of 50+ handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, and will take place from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
This year’s Choice Eats will feature three tiers of ticket options — General Admission tickets ($70), Early Entry tickets ($85 — SOLD OUT!) and VIP tickets ($99 — SOLD OUT!). All guests will sample the best dishes from restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Voice along with complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages, while enjoying music all night from DJ Delphine Blue of Little Water Radio. The Early Entry ticket will allow guests to get a half hour head start on tasting and sipping. The VIP ticket will allow guests admission to the full event one hour early, with access to a private VIP Lounge that will feature a private bar, restrooms, snacks, and an exclusive VIP gift bag per person. For more details on this year’s three ticket options, visit:www.villagevoice.com/ChoiceEats.
Resident food critics have scoured New York’s culinary landscape and combined their tastiest picks from their several years of unearthing the five boroughs’ best-kept secrets. Choice Eats attracts a very diverse group of New Yorkers who come to feast on cuisines from over 35 nations, including Vietnamese, Italian, Uzbekistani, Brazilian, Cambodian, Russian, Tunisian, Greek and Cajun/Creole among many others. Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City’s diverse culinary landscape.
Choice Eats is now accepting volunteer applications until February 22nd to assist the Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to the next Village Voice food event. To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer16.
2016 marks the Voice’s 8th year working with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC as the charitable partner of Choice Eats, whom a portion of proceeds will be shared with.
Stella Artois is the presenting sponsor of Choice Eats. Additional sponsors include: Tequila Herradura, Union Beer Distributors, Whole Foods Market, Asahi Beer, Tsingtao, Wines of Germany, Nissan, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, John Macy Cheese Sticks, Blue Point Brewing Company, Crabbie’s Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Downeast Cider House, Fentimans, Flying Dog Brewery, Kronenbourg Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Porterhouse Brewing Company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Polar Beverages and Green Mountain Energy.