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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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Everything You Missed at The Village Voice's Choice Eats

Every Texan who comes in, right before they have the barbecue, they’re like “I have to have queso.” I feel like we’re the only ones in the city serving queso... I've been down there a couple of times as a kid, and it was just – just legitimate.

With a seal of approval from people who've made this food part of their lives, you know it’s the real deal! After all, nothing can make a person feel comfortable like a taste of their home. With food talks such as this, which provide education on cooking methods and combining different cuisines, Choice Eats changed from being solely a tasting event into a practical and relatable experience in education.

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CHOICE EATS: THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SEVENTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT!

Foodies, take your mark, get set, and go! Starting today, January 29th, at 12pm tickets go on sale for the Village Voice's seventh annual tasting event, appropriately titled Choice Eats. This one-of-a-kind culinary event allows attendees to sample delectable eats from over 60 of the most reknowned restaurants from all over NYC, previously featured on Fork In The Road blog and carefully selected by The Village Voice's food critics.

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A Worth While Stomach Ache

Last night foodies from all corners of the 5 boroughs gathered together to mingle and nibble on the some of the city’s top eats to raise funds for Slow Food NYC at the Village Voice’s Sixth Annual Choice Eats at the 69th Regiment Armory. Joonbug, for one, should’ve went with a better plan instead of trying to eat everything in sight. We don’t recommend eating Liberian, brownies, ramen noodles, halibut ceviche, and sweet shrimp rolls in the same sitting but we absolutely don’t regret it either. In an otherwise impossible feat in a 3-hour time frame, Choice Eats allowed foodies to sample foods that may have been outside of their comfort zone and not within the reaches of their neighborhood.

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Choice Eats for a Choice Cause

If you were lucky enough to score the last of the tickets to Village Voice’s 6th-Annual Choice Eats extravaganza yesterday you've instantly become the envy of all your foodie friends. This year’s event features over 50 restaurants and sweet treats handpicked by resident Village Voice food critics, Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao. The participating restaurants represent the hidden gems of the dining scene that are scattered around the Metropolitan area. Choice Eats also highlights foods from over 35 countries that some diners may have otherwise not had the opportunity to sample with cuisines ranging from Uzbekistan to Tunisia. Restaurants and sweets in attendance at this year’s event include Dirt Candy, Luke’s Lobster, No. 7, Nom Wah Tea Parlor, Carlo’s Bakery, Del Pesto, and more.

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Village Voice's 6th Annual Choice Eats

Calling all foodies! The Village Voice has just announced it's sixth annual tasting event, Choice Eats, will be held March 19th, 2013 at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue. Choice Eats is one of the city's most unique food events, which brings together top restaurants from all over the city all under one roof. Last year, the event featured over 80 restaurants from 35 different countries, which were handpicked by The Village Voice's food critic Robert Sietsema. Tickets are going on sale January 16th and are sure to sell out quickly. Nab yours here when the time comes for $50-$80.

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Foodie Heaven: The Village Voice's Annual 'Choice Eats' Tasting

Yesterday, at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue, The Village Voice hosted their Fifth Annual "Choice Eats" Event which satiated New York foodies by serving quality dishes, all from hand-picked restaurants throughout the city. Over 35 different national cuisines were set-up in this historic building by over 80 restaurants and bakeries. Sponsors such as Leffe, Francis Coppola, Troegs Brewery, Sixpoint, Michael Collins Irish Whiskey and Stella Artois helped patrons get their drink on as they traveled from table to table experiencing the creme de la creme that our diverse city has to offer.

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Choice Eats: Interview with Village Voice Food Critic Lauren Shockey

Tonight from 6:30 - 9:30pm, the Village Voice will host their fifth annual Choice Eats curated tasting event at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue. The long-awaited event will feature over eighty handpicked restaurants featured in The Village Voice and Fork in the Road blog, from all five boroughs. Guests can also expect complimentary craft beer pairings and wine and liquor beverages.

First Course blogger Elisabeth Rosario had the opportunity to chat with Village Voice food critic Lauren Shockey (@ldshockey) on what we can expect at this year's event as well as some tips on how to make the most of it!