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Sneak Preview: The 3rd Annual Choice Streets on May 7th

New York, NY -- The Intrepid plays host to the most delicious food truck rainbow to ever grace the west side. Tickets for the Choice Streets 3rd Annual Food Truck Event go on sale Wednesday, April 2nd, and will feature 20+ of NYC's best food trucks, including old school favorites like Coolhaus, Nuchas, and Korilla, and fresh new trucks like Moo Shu Grill and Sweet Chilli NYC. The event will take place on May 7th, 2014 (rain date May 9th), and will feature three tiers of ticket prices and options. Alll ticketholders will be offered complimentary food tasting, unlimited beverages, complimentary access to the Intrepid Museum (a $22 value on its own) and entertainment throughout the night.

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Glimpses of Spring with Chef Andrè at 54 Below

Theatre District, NY – Descend into the space below the once-bustling Studio 54 at 254 W 54th St. and be swayed by an ambiance more Prohibition chic than Supper Club. A richness of purples, reds, and dark cherry wood adorns the main room, where the Steinway commands as much stage presence as the brocade-patterned walls behind it. 54 Below is the place Broadway goes to unwind, and with the icecaps finally melting in New York City, we’re here to bring you a peek of some of Chef Andrè Marrero’s favored offerings, as well as new additions to their spring menu.

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John Starks and Anthony Mason Bring New Pizza Concept Custom Fuel to Harlem

Harlem, NY – While the Knicks continue to amaze us (in a not so good way), former stars John Starks and Anthony Mason are back for a post-game reunion, bringing us a new pizzeria centered around the custom, made to order pie. It’s a franchise from DC-chain Custom Fuel Pizza, and features over 40 toppings to choose from, including classics like sausage and pepperoni to downright artisanal ingredients like prosciutto, burrata cheese, and grilled artichoke. But in a city as passionate (and relentless) about pizza as a fan was of the 90s-circa Knicks, does Custom Fuel deliver a glorious dunk over Horace Grant and MJ, or is it a heart-breaking 8 in 9 seconds late in the fourth? Let’s find out.

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Chef Richard Sandoval's Zengo Debuts New "Test Kitchen" Menu

Midtown East, NY -- Where does one go to find an indulgence of 400 Tequilas and New York City’s only Tequila librarian? Step into the tri-level Zengo, at 622 3rd Avenue, and be swayed by an infusion of Latin-Asian ambiance, romantically lit by an 8-foot wrought iron chandelier handcrafted in Guadalajara. Zengo is the creation of Bon Appétit Restaurateur of the Year Chef Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include one of the Best Chefs by New York Magazine, and Mexico’s Toque d’Oro.

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Calling All Cocktail Lovers Who Also Love a Great Bite

SoHo, NY – Join Edible Manhattan on February 13th, 2014 from 6-9PM for the 4th annual Good Spirits at 82Mercer. The event celebrates the perfect pour with delicious eats from some of the city’s best local chefs. Past guests include Tuthilltown Spirits, Brooklyn’s Huckleberry Bar, Fette Sau, and Vaselka, with this year’s roster covering over forty celebrated vendors (listed below). Tickets to the event ($50) are still available, but going fast. To purchase tickets, or to find out more about the event, follow this link.

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Teqa Tequileria & Taqueria

Murray Hill, NY – Jackson Heights native Steven Cruz joins Teqa as its newest Executive Chef. Formerly of Rayuela, Cavo, and The Orchard House, Chef Cruz brings with him a melding of old school technique (honed from his Argentenia grandmother) with a uniquely modern twist. Situated in the heart of Murray Hill’s vibrant bar scene, Teqa’s new dinner menu (beginning December) is matched only by its creative (and outrageously delicious) cocktail list.

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100 Montaditos Brings Authentic Spanish Tapas to NYC

Greenwich Village, NY – On a one-way ticket from Spain, 100 Montaditos brings the montadito (tapa-sized sandwich) across the Atlantic and makes its official debut this Friday, November 22nd, 2013 at 176 Bleecker Street. Replacing the 56-year old Pizza Box, the space is modern yet classic, with a large granite bar, cherry red walls, and décor unique to Cadiz, a city from the South of Spain. With 100 traditional sandwich fillings such as Serrano ham, Spanish Tortilla and Queso Manchego, and an average price of $1.00-2.50, the menu here is big on variety but small in price.

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A Slice of Naples in the South of Houston

Soho, NY – The molto perfetto pairing of Ripiena (stuffed pizza) and a chilled bottle of Peroni transported us instantly to the town of Sorrento in the south of Naples. Adjacent to sister restaurant Forcella at 334 Bowery, A Slice of Naples is the latest creation of certified Neapolitan Pizza Master Chef Giulio Adriani, whose 30 years of cooking experience all started with his Neapolitan grandmother, “Nonna Maria”, and whose claim to fame came from his Montanara, a pie where the dough is flash-fried, topped, then finished in a 1,000°F wood-burning oven.

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Celebrating NYC Cider week at Café D’Alsace

Yorkville, NY – Part of the Tour De France group of French-Mediterranean restaurants, Café D’Alsace is decidedly more brasserie than bistro. With a selection of beers 100 strong (and growing), it pays homage to Alsace, France’s most prolific beer-producing region, with a plethora of breweries all along Strasbourg. Home to one of New York City’s handful of Beer Sommeliers, its pairings of food from Executive Chef Philippe Roussel and beer from sommelier Gianni Cavicchi are spot on, leaving us both satiated, yet craving for more.