More Restaurants Confirmed for Choice Eats, and Tickets Are Going Fast


Have you purchased your Choice Eats ticket yet? Get on it — our VIP tickets are now sold out, and the lineup of restaurants is shaping up to be one of the best ever.

Come March 13, more than 50 of this city’s top restaurants will swoop in to the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street) for our eighth annual Choice Eats tasting event, where they’ll serve bites of some of their signature dishes. Your ticket gives you a chance to sample restaurants from all over the five boroughs. With your General Admission fare ($65), you’ll get unlimited bites plus complimentary desserts, beer, wine, and spirits. An Early Entry Preview ticket ($85) gets you in the door a half-hour early. You can also purchase Choice Eats/Choice Streets combo tickets for an additional 10 percent off. Both VIP combo tickets ($170) and GA combo tickets ($115) are available, and will offer guests entry to Choice Eats plus tickets to the Choice Streets food truck event at The Intrepid on May 5.

Now to that lineup. You already know that you can expect to see 2 Duck Goose, 606 R&D, Ample Hills Creamery, Awadh, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, Brooklyn Kolache Co., Butter & Scotch, Casa Mono and Bar Jamon, Commerce Restaurant, The East Pole, Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Gloria’s Caribbean Cuisine, Huertas, John Brown Smokehouse, Littleneck, Luke’s Lobster, Mable’s Smokehouse, MAX, No. 7, The NoMad, The Queens Kickshaw, Robicelli’s, Spicy Pot, Thai Rock, and Tuome.

Today, we add 15 more restaurants to that mix, bringing the total number of participants to 40. They are:

Baz Bagel & Restaurant
Box Kite NYC
Calle Dao
Casa del Chef
King Bee
Kuma Inn
Mexico Lindo
Queens Comfort
Red Hook Lobster Pound
Tabata Noodle Restaurant
The Gorbals
The Meatball Shop

There’s more to come, too, so stay tuned.

DJ Jonathan “JC” Clarke of Q104.3 NY will provide music for the event, and a portion of this party’s proceeds go to Slow Foods NYC.

We’re also accepting applications for volunteers from now through February 27, if you’d like to assist the Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to our fourth annual Choice Streets food truck tasting event on May 5. To apply, you must be 21 or older. Head on over to the application if you’re interested.

Go to the event’s website for more information and to buy tickets.