Tickets to the fifth annual Tasting Table Lobster Rumble went on sale this morning, and are yours for the taking if you act quickly.
The annual crustacean showdown, which has gained a nearly cult following in the Manhattan area since its 2009 inaugural event, is set to take place on Thursday, June 5th at the massive Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea.
This delicious affair gives the power to the people, allowing attendees to taste each of the 23 contenders' - each one of the country's greatest lobster roll chefs - creations and vote on the ones that speak to them most; and at the end of the evening, only one of the contestants will walk away with the acclaimed title of "Fan Favorite."
Along with all the lobster bites you're able to handle, the Lobster Rumble will also be chocked full of Cape Cod potato chips and will offer an ice cool Haagen Dazs "dessert deck," for a sweet way to wash it all down.
Even better, the Lobster Rumble 2k14 will be benefiting the Share Our Strength No Kid Hungry campaign. What's more enticing than helping to feed hungry little ones, all while stuffing your face with sweet, buttery lobster meat?
The lineup this year is better than ever, including new additions like Betony and The Clam as well as last year's Editor's Pick Eventide Oyster Co, and tickets are sure to go quickly (they've sold out in no time in past years). Be sure to head over to the Lobster Rumble website to see a full list of participating vendors and purchase a $165 and tax regular admission spot or $265 and tax VIP pass (which includes early access, an awesome VIP gift bag and access to a raw bar by Island Creek Oyster bar) as soon as possible.