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Choice Eats New York Tasting Event 2015
Friday, March 13, 2015
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W 18th Street
New York, NY 10011


THE VILLAGE VOICE ANNOUNCES FINAL ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS
FOR THE EIGHTH ANNUAL
"CHOICE EATS" TASTING EVENT

**68 RESTAURANTS CONFIRMED TO DATE**

**OFFICIAL MAP RELEASED HERE**

**VIP TICKETS SOLD OUT** LIMITED EARLY ENTRY AND GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETSON SALE

**VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS OPENUNTIL 2/27**


New York, NY — February 24, 2015 — The Village Voice announces its final round of restaurants for the eighth annual Choice Eats tasting event on Friday, March 13th. The 28 new restaurants announced today include: The Blue Stove, Brucie, Bustan, Butter Lane, Carlo's Bakery, Coppelia, Delaware and Hudson, Doughnut Plant, Edi & The Wolf, Egg, El Atoradero, Fay Da Bakery, Fort Defiance, Genuine, Grandaisy Bakery, Juliette, Los Tacos No 1, Luca & Bosco Ice Cream, Papa's Kitchen, Pickle Shack, Recette, Rubirosa, Sigmund's Pretzels, Sugar Couture, Venturo Osteria, Veselka Restaurant, Wilma Jean, and Xe May Sandwich Shop.

These restaurants will join the previously announced 40 participants: 2 Duck Goose, 606 R&D, Ample Hills Creamery, applewood, Awadh, Baz Bagel & Restaurant, Bobwhite Lunch & Supper Counter, BOOMwich, Box Kite NYC, Brooklyn Kolache Co., Butter & Scotch, Calle Dao, Casa del Chef, Casa Mono and Bar Jamon, Commerce Restaurant, The East Pole, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Gloria's Carribean Cuisine, The Gorbals, Huertas, John Brown Smokehouse, King Bee, Kuma Inn, Littleneck, Luke's Lobster, Mable's Smokehouse, MAX, The Meatball Shop, Mexico Lindo, No. 7, The NoMad, Queens Comfort, The Queens Kickshaw, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, SCRATCHbread, Spicy Pot, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, Thai Rock, and Tuome.

The event will feature an array of 68 handpicked restaurants from all five New York City boroughs, and will take place from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

This year's Choice Eats will feature three tiers of ticket options — General Admission tickets ($65), Early Entry Preview tickets ($85) and VIP tickets ($99). VIP tickets are now sold out, but limited General Admission tickets and Early Entry Preview tickets are still available for purchase. The Early Entry Preview ticket will allow guests to get a half hour head start on tasting and sipping, along with the ability to skip the line and beat the crowd. The VIP ticket will grant guests admission to the full event one hour early, with access to a private VIP room and an exclusive VIP gift bag. The Voice will also offer ticket buyers access to a limited number of Choice Eats/Choice Streets combo tickets for an additional 10% off savings. GA combo tickets ($115) are available until supplies last and will offer guests tickets to Choice Eats as well as the 4th annual Choice Streets Food Truck event at The Intrepid on May 5th with a sampling of 20+ of NYC’s more popular food trucks. For more details on this year's ticket options, visit: www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats.

All Choice Eats guests will be able to enjoy unlimited sampling of the best dishes from 68 restaurants reviewed and heralded in the Village Voice along with desserts, complimentary craft beer pairings, wine and liquor beverages. Along with tasty samples, guests will enjoy music from DJ Jonathan 'JC' Clarke of Q104.3 NY.

Choice Eats will be accepting volunteer applications until February 27th to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice’s 4th annual “Choice Streets” food truck tasting event on May 5th. To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer15.

This year marks the 7th year working with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC as the charitable partner of Choice Eats, whom a portion of proceeds will be shared with. Sponsors of the 2015 Choice Eats event include: Stella Artois, Rums of Puerto Rico, Whole Foods Market, New York Health & Racquet Club, Casa Herradura, Califia Farms, Union Beer, FlatRate Moving, Asahi Beer, Verizon FIOS, Maille, Whistle Pig Whiskey, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Caleb's Kola, Abita Brewing Company, Blue Point Brewing Company, Crabbie's Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer, Downeast Cider House, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Lost Nation Brewing, Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Singha Beer, Sixpoint Brewery, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Southern Tier Brewing Company, Black Dirt Distillery, Dulce Vida Organic Tequila, OYO Vodka, Cachaca Yaguara, Virginia Distillery Company, Woody Creek Distillers, Catskill Distilling Company, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Green Mountain Energy and exclusive radio partner Q104.3.

Special sponsorship activations include a Souvenir Photo Booth presented by Rums of Puerto Rico, Official Trays presented by Flat Rate Moving, Official Tasting Glasses presented by Whole Foods Market, Red Carpet Welcome Photo Booth presented by New York Health & Racquet Club, and Event Scorecards presented by Asahi.

EVENT DETAILS:
The Village Voice's 8th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event
DATE: Friday, March 13th 2015
VENUE: Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St, Manhattan, NY
TICKETS: On sale here: http://bit.ly/ChoiceEats2015
General Admission Ticket — $65 | Early Entry Preview Ticket — $85
VIP Ticket — $99 *SOLD OUT*
TIME: VIP Hour: 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Early Entry Preview: 6:30PM – 7:00PM
General Admission: 7:00PM – 10:00PM

For the latest on "Choice Eats" please have a taste here:
www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
www.facebook.com/voicechoiceeats
www.twitter.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, 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 www.villagevoice.com.

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We are now accepting Press Applications for Choice Eats 2015. Press interested in receiving press credentials should fill out this form and will receive a response closer to the event: http://bit.ly/1BALrnm.

PRESS CONTACT:

Dayna Ghiraldi | Big Picture Media
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250 S. Beverly Drive, Suite 200, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Dayna@bigpicturemediaonline.com | LA Office: 310.274.2946
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Shoshie Aborn | Big Picture Media
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Shoshie@bigpicturemediaonline.com | NYC Office: 212.675.3103
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Past Press Releases

1/29/15 - Choice Eats Announces Third Round of Participants
1/14/15 - Choice Eats Second Round of Participants Announced
1/06/15 - Choice Eats First Round of Participants Announced