About Choice Eats
The Village Voice's Sixth Annual Choice Eats
Tuesday March 19, 2013 6:30 - 9:30pm
The 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue
68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street, NYC
Set amid the backdrop of the historic 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue, the famous building where the movement called Modern Art was first presented to the American public in 1913, including the just-completed Marcel Duchamp canvas, "Nude Descending a Staircase," guests will be invited to sample delicious cuisines that would otherwise require days of travel.
Featuring 50+ restaurants and food from over 35 nations, including Vietnamese, Italian, Uzbekistani, Brazilian, Cambodian, Russian, Tunisian, and Cajun/Creole among many others, Choice Eats stands out as a food event that highlights the hidden gems of New York City's diverse culinary landscape.
Only guests ages 21 and over admitted.
For general questions about Choice Eats, please feel free to write us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Village Voice Food Critic Robert Sietsema
Robert Sietsema was born in St. Joseph, Michigan, and grew up in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas. After getting his bachelors at the University of Texas at Austin and masters at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he moved to New York City, and now he can think of living nowhere else. After working as a photo editor, secretary, and real estate analyst, and playing bass in the band Mofungo, he started the world's first food fanzine, Down the Hatch, and parlayed that into a career as restaurant critic at the Village Voice, where he published his first review in 1993. He’s also published four volumes of restaurants criticism, and a guidebook to the city, Secret New York. Sietsema has a wife who's a textile designer, and a daughter who's an electrical engineer.
About Food Critic Tejal Rao
Tejal has been a restaurant critic for The Village Voice since 2012. Before joining our team, she contributed on the subject of food and culture to The Atlantic, Gourmet, Edible Manhattan, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, and others. Tejal is English-American, with parents from East Africa and India. She was born in London and grew up there, Kuwait, Khartoum, Paris, and Atlanta, and now lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn. She wrote the introduction to All Hands on Deck, a cookbook to benefit small businesses in Red Hook after Hurricane Sandy. In 2013, Tejal was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, singled out for her stylish, weekly reviews.