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.
Last Saturday, City Harvest fed Brooklynites at a fun-filled fundraising event featuring artisanal food and activities. The event was held at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park from 11am-6pm and what a day it was! The weather cooperated with City Harvest and had event-goers leaving happy and completely full.
Over 75 artisanal vendors were in attendance, showcasing their delicious snacks-- from craft beer and wine to local and gourmet food items. There was also a Tasting Tent with private seating, featuring food and drinks from some of Brooklyn's best venues, including Benchmark Restaurant, Momofuku Milk Bar, The Good Fork, and more. The Tasting Tent was curated by Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Spuntino and Prime Meats.
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.
On March 13th, The Village Voice's fifth annual "Choice Eats" tasting event, will take place. Today they have announced the final participants, bringing the number up to 83 restaurants, a record breaker. The final partakers include: Bowery Diner, Egg, David's Brisket House, El Almacen, Calyer, Grandaisy Bakery, Kutsher's Tribeca and Resto.
This year "Choice Eats" will also feature DJ Sets by Andy Rourke, the former bass guitarist of The Smiths, an alternative rock band from the 80s.
Ty-lor Boring, of Bravo's Top Chef Texas, will also make a celebrity appearance by hosting a demo for those who have VIP tickets.