Event Preview: The Village Voice's Choice Eats
Wine and Dine for the March of Dimes

Top chefs and wine conosciours! Come one come all! Join us for the 12th year at one of the premiere charity food and wine events in South Florida, March of Dimes Signature Chefs and Wine Extravaganza at Jungle Island Treetop Ballroom on October 14, at 6:30 p.m. Foodies will be delighted to feast on creations from over 30 of the areas best chefs and restaurants, including Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill’s Timon Balloo, Meat Market’s Sean Brasel, Edda’s Cake Designs’ Edda Martinez, AltaMare’s Simon Stojanovic, Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s and Kris Wessel of Red Light. To add to the wonderful culinary dishes, guests will be served wines and champagnes from the world’s most exquisit vineyards and distilleries, courtesy of Southern Wine and Spirits. Tickets are $150 per person in advance and $175 at the door. Celebrity guest, and Food Network star Sunny Anderson, host of Cooking for Real, will host the event. There will be a live and silent auction where all proceeds will be benefiting the March of Dimes.

The Village Voice's Third Annual Tasting Event

On March 22, 2010, join Village Voice's food critics Robert Sietsema and Sarah Digregorio at Choice Eats, The Village Voice's Third Annual Tasting Event, and feel like food critic yourself. Carefully selected by Sietsema and DiGregorio, Choice Eats will host over 50 restaurants from over 35 nations, which include Vietnam, Italy, Brazil, Russia, Cambodia, Tunisia, and many others.

With over 50 restaurants, and a diverse variety of cuisine, I suggest that you try to limit what you eat throughout the day, because getting full after the first couple restaurants is not an option. Restaurants include Porchetta, The Vanderbilt, Motorino, Fatty Crab, Mama's Food Shop, Lucy's Whey, DuMont, Jimmy's No. 43, Egg, Agnanti Restaurant, Dirt Candy, and dozens of others. Handpicked by the two critics, their goal was to bring these culinary hidden treasures out to shine. Great food is not just found in Craft, Eleven Madison Park, and Per Se.