NYC food lovers: This event is not one to miss. The Village Voice is hosting its ninth annual Choice Eats tasting event on Friday, March 11 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Over 50 restaurants from all five NYC boroughs, all handpicked by the Voice, will be featured. Guests will have the opportunity to sample some of the best dishes these restaurants have to offer, accompanied by complimentary craft beer pairings, wine, and liquor.
The Voice has released a list of some of the restaurants confirmed to participate in the event, which include Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Fonda, The Handpulled Noodle, Le Fond, Luke's Lobster, The Meatball Shop, Meat Hook Sandwich Shop, No. 7 Veggie, Queens Comfort, Socarrat Paella Bar, and Swine.
Tickets are on sale now on the Choice Eats website. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., but entrance times will be determined by the kind of ticket you have. VIP tickets ($99) allow guests to enter at 6 p.m. and come with access to a private VIP lounge as well as an exclusive VIP gift bag. Early Entry tickets ($85) allow guests to enter at 6:30 p.m., and General Admission tickets ($70) have a 7 p.m. entry time. All guests will have access to the full tasting and go home with a souvenir tasting glass.
For the event, Village Voice is working with non-profit organization Slow Food NYC, which will share a portion of the proceeds.