Previous Years
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If you were among the lucky few to grab a VIP ticket before they sold out, you’re in luck! This year’s exclusive VIP ticket will allow ticket holders to:

  • Skip the line and gain entrance to a VIP room one hour early at 5:30pm – 6:30pm for an early sampling from a handful of selected restaurants.

  • Complimentary beverages provided by Stella Artois.

  • VIP gift bag.

  • Special demonstration and sampling by Cathy Erway of Lunch at Sixpoint and author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove.

  • Access to full event from 6:30pm - 9:30pm featuring sampling from 70+ restaurants, complimentary beverages, and entertainment.

  • Access to Choice Sweets, a very special dessert tasting hour, from 8:00pm – 9:30pm. All VIP ticket holders can experience a handful of selected treats and sweets in the exclusive Choice Sweets VIP room.


VIP Hour Highlights

Sampling from Kuma Inn, Jimmy’s No. 43, Mercadito, Red Hook Lobster Pound, SCRATCHbread, The Vanderbilt, and more!

Gift bags with goodies from Chimes, SuckUK, Nunu Chocolates, Pacific Merchants, Fusion Brands, Tate’s Bake Shop, William Morrow Books, Cuisipro, Ghost Pepper, and more!


Choice Sweets VIP Dessert Hour

Sampling from Alice’s Tea Cup, Babycakes, Baked, Bee Desserts & Café, The Blue Stove, Del Posto, Fatty Crab, Liddabit Sweets, Robicelli’s, and Whimsy & Spice.

Choice Eats VIP Demonstration

Cathy Erway is the author of The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove, which USA Today hailed, “deserves a toast.” It was based on her two years of going without restaurant food and her popular blog on that topic, Not Eating Out In New York. In the process of rediscovering the merits of the home-cooked meal, she explored the underbelly of New York City's food culture, cooking for supper clubs, competing in or organizing amateur cook-offs, trash diving with the “freegan” community and foraging for wild edibles in the park. When her passions for creating what she ate took her to agriculture, with a particular interest in urban farming, she helped hoist a green roof with more than thirty varieties of heirloom vegetables, herbs and flowers and an egg-laying chicken coop on top of the local brewery, Sixpoint Craft Ales. It is the basis for a spin-off blog, Lunch at Sixpoint, which features gardening, chicken keeping and green roofing tips, and recipes for family-style meals cooked at the brewery. http://www.Noteatibgoutinny.com