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THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SEVENTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT "CHOICE EATS"

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THE VILLAGE VOICE'S SEVENTH ANNUAL TASTING EVENT "CHOICE EATS"
ANNOUNCES THIRD ROUND OF PARTICIPANTS - 57 RESTAURANTS ANNOUNCED TO DATE

The Village Voice's seventh annual tasting event, "Choice Eats," announces a third round of participating restaurants today, bringing the total to 57 participants. The 10 additional restaurants are: Alobar, Beecher's Handmade Cheese, Bunker, Carlo's Bakery, El Almacen, Little Prince, Martha, Swine, Telepan Local and Thistle Hill Tavern.

Today's newly announced restaurants will join previously announced restaurants: 606 R&D, Ample Hills Creamery, Anella, Bear, Bhatti Indian Grill, Bien Cuit, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Kolache Co., Butter & Scotch, Coppelia, Devi, Dirt Candy, Edi and the Wolf, Egg, Fay Da Bakery, Fletcher's Brooklyn Barbecue, Fonda, Indian Clove, Jimmy's No. 43, John Brown Smokehouse, Kaia Wine Bar, La Newyorkina, Larb Ubol, Littleneck, Louro, Luke's Lobster, Mables Smokehouse, Maima's Liberian Bistro, Max, No. 7, Oda House, OddFellows Ice Cream Co., Ovelia Psistaria, Pete Zaaz, Queens Comfort, Red Hook Lobster Pound, Robicelli's, SCRATCHbread, Sheep Station, Spicy Bampa, Tabata Noodle Restaurant, The Kati Roll Company, The Meatball Shop, The Pines, Xe May Sandwich Shop, Yunnan Kitchen, Zenon Taverna,and many more to be announced soon.

"Choice Eats" will be accepting volunteer applications until March 7th to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice's Third annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck Tasting Event to be held in May 2014 (specific date TBA). To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer.

Brooklyn indie-rockers DIIV will DJ this year's "Choice Eats" event. DIIV is the nom-de-plume of Z. Cole Smith, musical provocateur and front-man of an atmospheric and autumnally-charged new four-piece. The band is signed to Captured Tracks and has been hailed by Pitchfork, Stereogum and their likes for their dreamy, psychedelic style. DIIV have performed on the Late Show with David Letterman and at major music festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and more.

VIP tickets for "Choice Eats" 2014 officially sold out in minutes since going on sale on January 29th and only a limited number of General Admission tickets are still available. Purchase tickets, here: www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 25th at Basketball City at Pier 36 located in Lower Manhattan from 7:00PM-10:00PM with a VIP-only hour from 6:00PM-7:00PM.

"Choice Eats" is one of New York City's most unique food events where 3,000 attendees sample food from over 60 of the most sought after restaurants across all the city's boroughs from over 35 countries, all handpicked by The Village Voice's food critics and previously featured in the Fork In The Road blog.

Back by popular demand, "Choice Eats" will offer all ticketholders an array of dessert offerings in the "Choice Sweets" section of the event. Choice Sweets participants will be featured on the main floor, with a select few exclusive to the VIP lounge.

Typically held at the 69th Armory, this year's "Choice Eats" will move to a new downtown location, Pier 36 @ Basketball City, the state of the art Lower Manhattan venue that will enable the event to grow its footprint plus expand the number of attendees, participating restaurants, demos and more. The venue regularly transforms its seven side-by-side basketball courts to an elegant event space for expos, corporate events and now for the Village Voice's Seventh Annual "Choice Eats."

Sponsors confirmed for Choice Eats 2014 include: Stella Artois, Great Brewers, Southern Wine & Spirits, Whole Foods Market, Diamond Vision, Asahi Beer USA, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blueprint Brands, Asahi Beer, Verizon FIOS, Singha Beer, SingleCut Beer and Hot 97.

For more information on "Choice Eats" please have a bite here:

www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
www.facebook.com/voicechoiceeats
www.twitter.com/ChoiceEats

Event Details:
Choice Eats 7th Annual Tasting Event
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
TICKETS: On Sale Now: http://www.villagevoice.com/choiceeats
VENUE: Basketball City | 299 South St. | New York, NY 10002
COST: $85 - VIP (SOLD OUT)
$60 - General Admission (STILL AVAILABLE)
6:00-7:00pm - VIP HOUR
7:00-10:00pm - EVENT

Getting There:
The event's new venue, Basketball City, is conveniently located just north of the Manhattan bridge and steps away from F Train on the East Broadway Stop. It is also accessible by buses and the J, M line at Essex Street.

Great food!
Great food! James Andrew

Great food!

"Choice Eats" is one of New York City's most unique food events where 3,000 attendees sample food from over 60 of the most sought after restaurants across all the city's boroughs from over 35 countries, all handpicked by The Village Voice's food critics and previously featured in the Fork In The Road blog.

"Choice Eats" is still accepting volunteers
"Choice Eats" is still accepting volunteers James Andrew

"Choice Eats" is still accepting volunteers

"Choice Eats" is still accepting volunteers to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. All volunteers will receive a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice's Third annual "Choice Streets" Food Truck Tasting Event to be held in May 2014 (specific date TBA). To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application, here: http://bit.ly/CEvolunteer.

The event's new venue, Basketball City
The event's new venue, Basketball City James Andrew

The event's new venue, Basketball City

Typically held at the 69th Armory, this year's "Choice Eats" will move to a new downtown location, Pier 36 @ Basketball City, the state of the art Lower Manhattan venue that will enable the event to grow its footprint plus expand the number of attendees, participating restaurants, demos and more. 

Sponsors confirmed for Choice Eats 2014 include: Stella Artois, Great Brewers, Southern Wine & Spirits, Whole Foods Market, Asahi Beer USA, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Blueprint Brands, Asahi Beer, Verizon FIOS and Hot 97.

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