The Village Voice, 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event, 2013

The Village Voice, 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event, 2013

 

All the food action was at the 69th Armory last night where the Village Voice held its 6th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event.

 

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The space was crammed with googly eyed foodies hankering for yummy eats from over 90 restaurants which have been hand picked by food critics Robert Sietsema and Tejal Rao.

 

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The offerings came from all five boroughs along with with craft beer pairings, wine and other liquors. This time around I found the food to be a bit  “bread heavier” than the past few years. Almost every other food stall was offering a bun, crostini or sandwich of sorts. Come on people lets mix it up a little!

 

Ofcourse the usual suspects and perennial favorites like Luke’s Lobster, Meatball Shop, Del Posto and so on knocked it out of the ball bark as always.

Of the others I tried, I especially enjoyed Yemen Cafe which served a great Lamb Haneez. I also loved the noodles served at Tabata Noodle, Mooncake Foods served a super salmon crostini, Juliette as always had a kicking ceviche and Rosamunde Sausage Grill had wonderful beer and vegan sausages.

There were so many more but sadly after the first 25 plates of food, even my ability started to diminish.

But there is always room for dessert…..my favorites were of course Robicelli’s with a kicking Brown Ale Brownie Bite, Carlos Bakery with ample samples of varied bakes and Butter and Scotch with their boozy caramel cupcake.

 

Here is some of what we ate:

 

Txikito: Patatas Riojanas

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Txikito on Urbanspoon

 

Red Hook Lobster Pound: Sweet Maine Shrimp Rolls

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The Red Hook Lobster Pound on Urbanspoon

 

 

Xe May Sandwich Shop: The Hog

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Xe May Sandwich Shop on Urbanspoon

 

 

Rosamunde Sausage Grill: Beer and Vegan Sausage

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Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Urbanspoon

 

 

Resto: Country Pate

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Resto on Urbanspoon

 

 

Telepan: Housemade Liverwurst

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Telepan on Urbanspoon

 

 

Brooklyn Kolache Co: Kolache’s

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Brooklyn Kolache Co. on Urbanspoon

 

 

Tabata Noodle Restaurant: Noodle Soup

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Tabata Noodle on Urbanspoon

 

John Brown Smokehouse: Pastrami Sliders

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John Brown Smokehouse on Urbanspoon

 

 

Pulino’s: Assorted Antipasta & Tiramasu

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Pulino's Bar and Pizzeria on Urbanspoon

 

 

Ditch Plains: Ditch Dogs

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Ditch Plains on Urbanspoon

 

 

Yemen Café & Restaurant: : Lamb Haneez

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Yemen Cafe and Restaurant on Urbanspoon

 

 

La Morada: Devilish Shrimp

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La Morada on Urbanspoon

 

 

Woodland

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Woodland on Urbanspoon

 

 

Allswell: Mini Pies

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Allswell on Urbanspoon

 

 

Del Posto: Farrow Walnut Burgers and Almond Joy Bastoncini

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Del Posto on Urbanspoon

 

 

Anella: Handmade Burrata

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Anella on Urbanspoon

Mooncake Foods: Smoked Salmon Crostini

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Mooncake Foods on Urbanspoon

 

 

Yunnan Kitchen: Tofu Ribbons

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Banana Leaf: Mixed Sri Lankan Plate

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Banana Leaf on Urbanspoon

 

 

La Slowteria

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La Slowteria on Urbanspoon

Landbrot Bakery: Sliced Currywurst

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Landbrot Bakery & Bar on Urbanspoon

 

 

Parish Hall: House Smoked Kielbasa

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Parish Hall on Urbanspoon

 

 

Spicy Bampa: Cold Sesame Noodles

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  Max: Porcini Ravioli

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Max on Urbanspoon

 

 

Juliette: Fluke Ceviche

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Juliette on Urbanspoon

 

 

606 R&D: Poor Man’s Fondue

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606 R&D on Urbanspoon

 

 

Pete Zaaz: Roni Bites

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Pete Zaaz on Urbanspoon

 

 

Peppa’s Jerk Chicken

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Peppa's Jerk Chicken Restaurant on Urbanspoon

 

 

Mexico Lindo: Tamales

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Mexico Lindo Restaurant on Urbanspoon

 

 

Le Midi Bistro: Beef Bourguignon

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Le Midi on Urbanspoon

 

 

Kaia Wine Bar: Lamb Tongue Toastie

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Kaia Wine Bar on Urbanspoon

 

 

Lucky 777 Chili: Chili

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Lucky 777 Chili on Urbanspoon

 

 

Maima’s Liberian Bistro

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Maima's Liberian Bistro on Urbanspoon

 

 

CHOICE SWEETS

 

Carlos Bakery

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Carlo's Bakery on Urbanspoon

 

 

Butter & Scotch

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Robecelli’s

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The Good Batch

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