Village Voice's 10th Anniversary Choice Eats Tasting Event, NYC

Village Voice's 10th Anniversary Choice Eats Tasting Event in NYC on May 19, 2017 | Photo: Average Socialite

When: Friday, May 19, 2017 
VIP Hour : 6PM - 7PM
Early Entry: 6:30PM - 7PM
General Admission: 7PM - 10PM

Hot Spot: Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

Deets: The Village Voice announced its 10th annual Choice Eats food festival, which brings together more than 60 critically acclaimed New York City restaurants and eateries, spanning 35 ethnic cuisines, for one of the most anticipated premier food events on New York City’s dining calendar. The 2017 Choice Eats food festival takes place on Friday, May 19 from 6pm to 10pm at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Manhattan. (

Selected by Village Voice food critics, Choice Eats participating restaurants bring signature dishes specially prepared for the event. 

Participating Restaurants: Ample Hills Creamery, Añejo, Awadh, Butter Lane, Casa del Chef, Confectionary, Devi Restaurant, The Gander, The Handpulled Noodle, Harlem Shake, Loi Estiatorio, No. 7, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, Rebelle, Samesa, Schaller’s Stube, Soho Tiffin Junction, Sugar Couture, Untamed Sandwiches, Xe May Sandwich Shop, Yemen Café, The Black Ant, Buka, Carroll Place, Chavela’s, Danny Macaroons, Edi & The Wolf, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Fooyum Spicy Pot, Huertas, ilili Box, Javelina Tex-Mex, Kaia Wine Bar, Kailash Parbat, Littleneck, Lolo's Seafood Shack, Mooncake Foods, Nom Wah Lolita, Obica Mozzarella Bar, OddFellows Ice Cream Co., Ofrenda Cocina Mexicana, Raclette, Row House, Sunday in Brooklyn, Sweet Generation, Thai Rock, Trelawni Place, and Whimsy and Spice.

Official sponsors of the event include Asahi Beer, Rums of Puerto Rico, and STōK Coffee.

“Choice Eats offers a rare opportunity to sample the stunning diversity of some of our food critics’ favorite dishes from a premiere list of local restaurants,” said The Village Voice publisher and COO, Suzan Gursoy. “Coinciding with the first-ever Choice Eats Dining Guide which will compile our critically reviewed restaurants, this event will showcase some of our favorite restaurants and their best dishes. We’re excited to offer this unique dining experience to New York City’s culinary enthusiasts!” 

The Village Voice is partnering with Slow Food NYC for the 9th year as the charitable partner of Choice Eats. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the non-profit founded to counteract the culture of fast food. For more on Slow Food NYC, visit:

About Village Voice Events
The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as Choice Eats, The Obie Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Holiday Spirits, Brooklyn Pour, 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. For more information on the Voice or its events, please visit us online at

Who You May Spot: Foodies, chefs

Hint For The Average Socialite: Admission tickets are available now! Use code EATSGA to get 20% off General Admission tickets!

VIP Choice Eats guests receive exclusive early entrance one hour prior to general opening, access to the VIP lounge and private bar, and a VIP gift bag filled with New York dining treats and foodie favorites. Limited VIP tickets are now available for $135 and General Admission are available for $85 at

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