If you’ve ever set foot in New York City, you’ve had to make an agonizing decision. Where do I eat?? NYC is a culinary capital of the world. You could eat out every meal for years and still not try all the good ones. Going out to dinner in this town is basically the epitome of being overwhelmed by options.
So what if there was a festival that gathered 50 of New York’s best restaurants all under one roof? What if they each served up small sample plates of their prize dishes? It’s a no brainer, you’d have to go right? The only question would be How will I have room to sample each of the 50??
Well hallelujah, praise the gods of gluttony because The Village Voice is throwing an amazing event this March. It will make all your indecisive, culinary, and #foodporn dreams come true.
Choice Eats New York Tasting Event 2015 is coming to town March 13th. In its 8th year, the event features 50 of the best reviewed restaurants from the five boroughs.
Just looking at the lists of restaurants this year makes my mouth water. Combine that with an open bar for craft beers, wine, AND cocktails and I’m chomping at the bit. Oh and did I mention desserts are featured too? Shit, I just drooled on my keyboard. Added bonus: Village Voice has partnered up with Slow Food NYC thus some of the proceeds of the event go to charity!
Which of the 50 restaurants am I most excited about? Here are 4:
Kuma Inn LES
I went here once a couple of years ago and I still remember it as one of the best meals I’ve ever had in the city. Asian fusion with a ton of flavor and unlike anything I’d ever really had before. Which makes it hard for me to describe beyond I fucking loved it. (If you want a more eloquent description, click for the Voice review).
Luke’s Lobster East Village
Because lobster. I mean, need I say more? Ok, in September I passed their food truck every lunch time but I never allowed myself to indulge in what many people claim to be the best lobster roll in the city. Here I can finally indulge and see if I grant them that title too!!
This festival is great for sampling restaurants in NYC that always have a epic wait. Egg is one of those brunch places you have to dedicate an entire morning to getting a table. That won’t be the case at Choice Eats! Southern comfort food is what everyone wants at the tail end of winter, amiright?
The Queens Kickshaw Astoria
Bestowed the title of “Best Vegetarian Restaurant New York 2014” by the Village Voice. Places committed to serving strictly vegetarian food intrigue me. I adore veggies, I sometimes flirt with the idea of being a vegetarian. Then I see and event like Choice Eats and any thoughts of completely giving up meat fly out the window. Now if I could eat at lauded vegetarian restaurants everyday, that would make it easy!
Here are a couple more pictures from Choice Eats 2014:
I’m hoping to cover this event on New York Cliché! Wouldn’t you like to read all about the actual experience of attending on March 13? You can live vicariously through my taste buds! Or would that make your belly ache with jealousy… Well guess what, if you’re in NYC you can easily taste all this tantalizing food for yourself! There are still general admission tickets available (and easy to purchase online) for $65! Considering how much a meal costs at most of the restaurants featured plus the open bar aspect, it’s a steal!
Maybe I’ll see you there and we can cheers our tasting glasses and get completely stuffed all together amongst so many awesome chefs!