Save the date: Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 for the Village Voice’s 4th Annual Choice Eats!!

This annual food soiree is always such a huge success, taking up the entirety of the 69th Armory, with dozens of food stations from all the best restaurants.  Check out our coverage from last year.  This year, Village Voice goes one step further to bring us additions from food trucks and a dessert station!

So you may think that we’re a little bit ridiculous for promoting this event so far in advance – but trust me, this event will sell out and you will be sad that you didn’t get your tickets early.  To reward you for planning ahead, early bird tickets are available for a limited time!  Get early bird VIP tickets for $70 (versus $80) and general admission for $35 (versus $45).

It pays to think ahead, and tickets go on sale starting tomorrow: Wednesday, January 26th.  Read on for more details, or visit the event site here.

See you at the feast!

Yours,
Von


The Village Voice’s 4th Annual Choice Eats

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
** New Additions Include Dessert Tasting & Food Trucks **

The Village Voice announces its fourth annual tasting event, “Choice Eats,” featuring 50+ restaurants and food from over 35 nations. Each of the participating restaurants will be hand picked by Village Voice resident food critic, Robert Sietsema. The handpicked restaurants from all five boroughs will be represented on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue in New York City.

“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 60 restaurants from 35 countries and sold out three weeks in advance to over 2,000 of New York’s food enthusiasts. This year is expected to sell out with tickets going on sales Wednesday, January 26th 2011. Ticket prices feature a limited time early bird ticket prices of VIP ($70) and general admission ($35) and regular full price tickets there after of VIP ($80) and general admission ($45).

This year’s exclusive VIP ticket will allows ticket holders to skip the line and gain entrance to an exclusive VIP room one hour early at 5:30 for an early sampling from a handful of selected restaurants in addition to complimentary beverages and other surprises.  General tickets will feature sampling from 6:30 – 9:30, complimentary beverages, entertainment and more.

Additions to this year’s event also feature a very special dessert tasting hour called “Choice Sweets.” For the last hour of the event, all VIP ticket holders can experience a handful of selected treats and sweets in the exclusive VIP room. All general admission ticket holders will have the opportunity to partake in “Choice Sweets” as well, with tables being set up in the event’s lobby to try delicious desserts on their way out.

Also making its debut this year is “Choice Streets.” All attendees will be greeted upon arriving at the event by some of the city’s favorite and highly sought-after food trucks. Parked along the front of the Armory, guests will be able to sample some snacks while waiting to gain entry to the main event – free of charge.

This year’s returning 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 www.SlowFoodNYC.org

For more information on “Choice Eats” please have a bite here:
http://choiceeats.villagevoice.com

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, Choice Eats, Web Awards, 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 www.villagevoice.com where the site averages 2 million unique users each month.