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  • 9th Annual 'Choice Eats' Tasting Event

     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 Shopand 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 - 10:00PMat 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!) andVIP 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 VIPticket 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 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.
    The Village Voice's 9th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
    DATE: Friday, March 11th 2016
    VENUE: Metropolitan Pavilion
       125 W. 18th St, Manhattan, NY
    TICKETS: ON SALE: http://bit.ly/ChoiceEats16Tix
    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: 6:30PM - 7:00PM
    General Admission: 7:00PM - 10:00PM
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  • The Village Voice's 5th Annual "Choice Eats" Announces 5th Round of Restaurants










    New York, NY - February 23, 2012 - The Village Voice's fifth annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," has announced 7 additional participants in this year's event. New participants just added include: Despana, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Jimmy's No. 43, Nunu Chocolates, Peppa's Jerk Chicken, Xe May Sandwich Shop, and Xi'an Famous Foods. This brings the total of Choice Eats participants to a record breaking 75!

    These restaurants will join the previously announced restaurants: Allswell, Ample Hills Creamery, Bep, Bi Lokma, Brooklyn Brine Co., Buka, Chinese Mirch, Court Street Grocers, Culture: An American Yogurt Company, Danny Macaroons, Dean Street, Del Posto, Dirt Candy, Ditch Plains, Doughnut Plant, Edi and the Wolf, Emvi Chocolate, Fatty 'Cue, Fay Da Bakery, Goat Town, Gregory's 26 Corner Taverna, Jane's Sweet Buns, Joe Dough, Juliette, Kafana, Kelso Restaurant, Kuma Inn, Kumquat Cupcakery, La Galette, Littleneck, Luke's Lobster, Maima's Liberian Bistro & Bar, Mama's Food Shop, Max, Mexico Lindo, Mile End Sandwich, Mooncake Foods, Murray's Cheese, Nicky's Vietnamese Sandwiches, No. 7, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Northeast Kingdom, Northern Spy Food Co., O Lavrador, Ovelia Psistaria Bar, Patacon Pisao, Porchetta, Quinto Quarto, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, S'more Bakery, SCRATCHbread, Sheep Station, Singh's Roti Shop, Smorgas Chef, Sottocasa, Sparrow Tavern, Spicy Bampa, Tanoreen, Tenpenny, Testaccio, The Blue Stove, The Good Batch, The Meatball Shop, This Little Piggy Had Roast Beef, Umi Nom, Vandaag, and ZuZu Ramen.

    This year's Choice Eats will also feature guest chef-celebrity, Ty-lor Boring, of Bravo's hit show, Top Chef Texas. Ty-lor will host a demo for all VIP ticket-holders during the VIP hour from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. "Choice Eats" will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City. All VIP tickets for Choice Eats have sold out and a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. 

    Sponsors confirmed for Choice Eats 2012 include: Stella Artois, Hoegaarden, Leffe, Whole Foods Market, Zagat, Slow Food NY, Zagat, Southern Wines and Spirits, Great Brewers, Abita Beer, Blue Point Brewing Company, Ommegang Brewery, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Six Point Brewery, Troegs, Asahi Beer, Gazela, Ramazzoti, Barenjager, Jagermeister, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey, Prairie Organic Vodka, Svedka, Columbia Crest, 14 Hands Vineyards, Red Diamond, Santa Christina, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Superior Design Associates, Kind Bars, Hot 97 FM, Matted, Brooklyn Museum, Kind Bars, WetPaint, smartwater® and Benchmarc Events.

    The Village Voice has also announced its first annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck tasting event on Tuesday, April 24 from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, featuring over 25 of some of the city's favorite and highly sought-after food trucks. Set amid the backdrop of the New York Landmark - The Intrepid - attendees will feast onboard Pier 86 and enjoy an evening of fabulous food, drinks and an amazing view of New York City. Tickets for "Choice Streets" go on sale on March 7th.

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