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NYC Restaurants Showcase Offerings at Choice Food Event

Daniel Krieger for The Village Voice.

In these recession-weary times, the prospect of eating all you want from a collection of top flight restaurants for the all-inclusive price of $35 must be impossible to pass up.

Maybe that explains why close to 2,000 people were willing to jam themselves into the 69th Armory at 26th and Lexington on Tuesday for the Village Voice’s second annual Choice Eats food event.

There, you could get body slammed by your fellow food enthusiasts and taste offerings from 60-pus restaurants ranging from Lower East Side newcomer Dirt Candy, to Upper West Side hot spots like Salumaria Rosi and the just-opened Fatty Crab outpost.

There was also free beer and wine.

A scrum of pork partisans jammed in front of East Village eatery, Porchetta, which was serving mini versions of its divine pork sandwich. Momofuko Milk Bar and Bakery was there too. There was such a mob at their station that I couldn’t figure out what they were peddling.

Among the highlights were:

  • Luscious vanilla pudding with miso bananas and homemade vanilla wafers from No. 7 in (Ft. Green).
  • Local pulled pork with onion marmalade and Sixpoint Otis Stout Jimmy’s No. 43, (East Village) ; and
  • Red hot chile rellenos with tuna from Tortilleria Nixtamal, (Corona, Queens).

One Response to “NYC Restaurants Showcase Offerings at Choice Food Event”

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