The Village Voice
announced restaurants participating in their upcoming Third Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event!!

Over 50+ restaurants will be represented on Monday, March 22, 2010, held at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue.

Monday, March 22 2010
VIP Hour: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Main Event: 6:30 – 9:30pm

This year’s Choice Eats tasting event will offer an exclusive VIP ticket which allows ticket holders to skip the line and gain entrance to the event’s VIP room one hour early at 5:30.

The VIP room will feature an early sampling from a handful of selected restaurants, including: Fatty Crab, Fette Sau, Tiffin Wallah, Porchetta, Kuma Inn and more in addition to complimentary beverages, access to a private room all evening and other surprises.

General tickets will feature sampling from 50+ restaurants from 6:30 – 9:30, complimentary beverages and other surprises.

Tickets are now available!
General: $45
VIP: $75

New additions to this year’s line up, include:  DuMont, Patacon Pisao, El Almacen, Fatty Crab, Egg, Max, Madiba Restaurant, Luke’s Lobster, Spicy Bampa aka Bamboo Pavilion, Rajbhog Sweets & Snacks, Ambiance Restaurant, Mercadito Restaurants, Pinche Taqueria, Smorgas Chef, The Vanderbilt, Baohaus, Mooncake Foods, and Hummus Place.

Here is a sneak peak of some of the menu items being served:

Kuma Inn: Adobo & Atcharra: Pork Belly braised in soy, vinegar and garlic with pickled vegetables. Purple Yam: Tocino (sugar-achuete cured pork) sliders in purple yam rolls with grated green mango. Chicken/Pork adobo skewers. DuMont: Spring Chowder: cucumber-scented chowder with mussels, clams, and shrimp finished with an herb pistou. Mercadito: Tacos de Camaron: Shrimp, roasted garlic, chipotle mojo, and avocado. Ovelia Psistaria Bar: Kafteri: Spicy mashed feta spread, Ovelia Loukaniko: House made sausage, Skirt Steak in Greek coffe-based rub.

MMMM  We can’t waiiiiittt!!


Each of the participating restaurants has been hand picked by Village Voice resident food critics, Robert Sietsema and Sarah DiGregorio

“Choice Eats” is one of New York City’s unique food events where you can sample food from the most sought after restaurants across all the cities boroughs under one roof for one night. Last year the event featured over 35 countries and sold out three weeks in advance to over 1,700 of New York’s food enthusiasts.

Only restaurants reviewed in Robert Sietsema’s weekly column, ‘Counter Culture’ and Sarah DiGregorio’s weekly column, ‘Fork in the Road’ will be featured at the event. Chefs will be on hand to answer all of your delicious questions and serve up their signature dishes.

Currently, the full restaurant list of those confirmed to present at “Choice Eats” 2010 are:
Agnanti Restaurant, Ambiance Restaurant, Baohaus, Dirt Candy, DuMont, Egg, El Almacen, Fatty Crab, Fette Sau, Fort Defiance, Hummus Place, Kuma Inn, Luke’s Lobster, Madiba Restaurant, Mama’s Food Shop, Mantao Chinese Sandwiches, Max, Mercadito Restaurants, Mooncake Foods, Mumbai Xpress, Mustang Thakali Kitchen, Ovelia, Patacon Pisao, Pinche Taqueria, Porchetta, Purple Yam, Radegast Hall & Biergarten, Rajbhog Sweets & Snacks, Smorgas Chef, Spicy Bampa aka Bamboo Pavilion, The Sheep Station, The Vanderbilt, Tiffin Wallah, Toloache, Txikito, Xie Xie and Zuzu Ramen.

Sponsors confirmed for Choice Eats 2010 include: Flying Dog, Oskar Blues, Abita Beer, Troegs, Victory, Ommegang, Smuttynose, Sierra Nevada, and Blue Point.

This year’s charitable partner of “Choice Eats” is Slow Food NYC, a non-profit organization. Slow Food NYC is the local chapter of a national association that is part of an international movement. Slow Food USA, with over 200 chapters in the USA, is dedicated to achieving a good, clean, and fair food system, where good means food that is real and culturally rooted, clean means food that is produced sustainably and humanely, and fair means that those who produce our food are treated fairly and that everyone has access to good, clean food.  A portion of the Choice Eats ticket sales will be donated to Slow Food NYC. The donation will be used to maintain and expand these important Harvest Time Programs. <>

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About The Village Voice:

Founded by Dan Wolf, Ed Fancher, and Norman Mailer in October 1955, The Village Voice introduced free-form, high-spirited and passionate journalism into the public discourse. As the nation’s first and largest alternative newsweekly, the Voice maintains the same tradition of no-holds-barred reporting and criticism it first embraced when it began publishing over fifty years ago. The recipient of three Pulitzer prizes, the National Press Foundation Award, and the George Polk Award, among others, the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York’s cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches, comprehensive entertainment listings, and unrivaled classifieds, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that is New York.

The Village Voice has also created such celebrated events as the Obies Awards, Siren Music Festival, kNow Music Series, Choice Eats, 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 at where the site averages 2 million unique users each month.