Previous Years of Choice Eats:
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008

New York Choice Eats 2013
March 19th
6:30pm - 9:30pm

The 69th Armory
68 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY


THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SIXTH ANNUAL "CHOICE EATS" ANNOUNCES
ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS!

79 PARTICIPANTS CONFIRMED TO DATE,
FINAL ADDITIONS COMING SOON!

**TICKETS NEARLY SOLD OUT**


New York, NY - February 26, 2013The Village Voice's sixth annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," announces 24 additional restaurants set to be participating in this year’s event, bringing the total to 79, with final additions coming soon! VIP Tickets to the event sold out in under 30 minutes, and General Admission tickets are nearly sold out. New additional restaurants that will be represented at this year's "Choice Eats" are: Anella, Brooklyn Brine, Carlo's Bakery, Chinese Mirch, David's Brisket House, EMVI Chocolate, Grandaisy Bakery, Juliette, La Newyorkina, Landbrot Bakery, Le Midi Bistro, Max, Ovelia, Peanut Butter & Co., Psistaria, Peppa's Jerk Chicken, Pig & Khao, Resto, Rosamunde Sausage Grill, S'more Bakery, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, The Good Batch, Woodland andYemen Cafe & Restaurant.

These restaurants will join previously announced restaurants: 606 R&D, Ample Hills Creamery, Banana Leaf, BITEME Cheesecakes, Black Shack Burger, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Cured, Brooklyn Kolache, Buka, Butter and Scotch, Butter Lane, Danny Macaroons, Del Posto, Dirt Candy, Ditch Plains, El Almacen, Exchange Alley, Fanny, Fay Da Bakery, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Home By The Range, Jimmy's No. 43, Joe Dough, John Brown Smokehouse, Kaia Wine Bar, Kuma Inn, La Slowteria, Liddabit Sweets, Littleneck, Lucky 777 Chili, Luke's Lobster, Mable's Smokehouse & Banquet Hall, Maima's Liberian Bistro, Mexico Lindo, Mooncake Foods, No. 7., Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Ovenly, Parish Hall, Pete Zaaz, Porchetta, Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, SCRATCHbread, Spicy Bampa, Swine, Telepan, The Blue Stove, The Meatball Shop, Thirty Acres, Txikito, Xe May Sandwich Shop, Yunnan Kitchen, Zenon Taverna, and Zucker Bakery.

"Choice Eats" 2013 will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 from 6:30 - 9:30 PM at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue. All VIP tickets for Choice Eats have sold out and a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. This beloved annual foodie event boasts 50+ of NYC's most sought after restaurants from over 35 nations in New York's five boroughs — all under one roof. Each of this year's participating restaurants have been handpicked by Village Voice resident food critics Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao.

This year's event will feature DJ sets by Vito & Druzzi, best known as members of The Rapture. Additional special guest chef-celebrity, Sarah Simmons, founder of CITY GRIT and recently named as one of "America's Greatest New Cooks" by FOOD & WINE Magazine, will host a demo for all VIP ticket-holders during the VIP hour from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.

The Village Voice will once again partner with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC for the event and plans to donate a portion of ticket sales. Sponsors of the 2013 "Choice Eats" Tasting Event are Stella Artois, Google+, Whole Foods Market, The Institute of Culinary Education, Bulleit Bourbon, Southern Wines & Spirits, Great Brewers, Asahi, Frames Bowling, The Place Beyond The Pines, Seamless Web, Singha, Blink Fitness, Verizon FIOS, NYC Craft Beer Festival, Alphabet City Brewing Company, Abita, Blue Point Brewing Company, Bronx Brewery, Crabbie's, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Brewery Ommegang, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada, Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Co., Victory Brewing Company, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Gazela, Ramazzotti, American Harvest, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Bulldog Gin, Prairie Vodka, Beam Inc., ONEHOPE Wines, smartwater and Hot 97.

For more information on "Choice Eats" please have a bite here: www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats

About Village Voice Events:

The Village Voice has independently produced and created such celebrated events as the Choice Eats, Obies Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Choice Streets, Web Awards, 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 www.villagevoice.com.

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We are accepting Press Requests for Choice Eats 2013. Press interested in covering the event must fill out this form below and will receive a response closer to the event: http://bit.ly/ChoiceEats2013PRESS.

Press Contact:

Dayna Ghiraldi | Big Picture Media
1133 Broadway, Suite 1311 | New York, NY 10010
o: 212.675.3103
dayna@bigpicturemediaonline.com | aim: daynabigpicture
www.BigPictureMediaOnline.com | @bigpicturenyc

Becky Sahm | Big Picture Media
1133 Broadway, Suite 1311 | New York, NY 10010
o: 212.675.3103
becky@bigpicturemediaonline.com | aim: beckysahm
www.BigPictureMediaOnline.com | @bigpicturenyc


For press information and/or to be considered for a 2013 Choice Eats Press Pass, please contact:
Dayna@BigPictureMediaOnline.com

Past Press Releases

2/05/13 - THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SIXTH ANNUAL "CHOICE EATS" ADDS ADDITIONAL RESTAURANTS
1/30/13 - THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SIXTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT "CHOICE EATS" ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS!
1/29/13 - 35 Restaurants Confirmed to Date
1/22/13 - THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SIXTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT "CHOICE EATS" ANNNOUNCES SECOND ROUND OF PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS
1/16/13 - THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SIXTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT "CHOICE EATS" TICKETS ON SALE NOON TODAY


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