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“Choice Streets” Food Truck Festival Returns on May 7

Choice Streets Food Truck FestivalFood truck lovers, this is the event you’ve been waiting for. The Village Voice’s Third Annual “Choice Streets” Food Truck Tasting Event on Wednesday, May 7. (Rain date: May 9). A gathering of 20 ore more food trucks against the gorgeous backdrop of the Hudson River and the Intrepid, the event takes place at Pier 86 (W. 46th St & 12th Ave), Manhattan, from 7-11pm. Early entry is recommended as lines form quickly. Trucks doling out their specialties at this event include some not usually found roaming around Manhattan. You can sample goodies from around the world, from pizza to kimchi tacos, at trucks including Taipan Fusion Express, Toum, Big D’s Grub Truck, Comme Ci Comme Ca, Coolhaus Ice Cream Sandwiches, DUB Pies, Hibachi Heaven, Korilla BBQ, Love Mamak & Lucky Yim, Luke’s Lobster, Luzzo’s La Pizza Napoletana, Mike N’ Willie’s, Moo Shu Grill, Nuchas, Solber Pupusas, Souvlaki GR, and Sweet Chili. You must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets can be purchased at

“Choice Streets” will not only feed you, but it will also entertain you with sets by popular NYC-based DJ Andy Rourke of The Smiths, the alt-rock band that materialized from the British independent music scene in the 1980s. Since The Smiths parted ways in 1987, Andy Rourke has played and recorded with some of music’s greatest performers including Sinead O’Connor, Morrissey, The Pretenders, and Badly Drawn Boy, and has DJ’ed his way around the city.

Choice Streets Food Truck FestivalDiffering from the previous food truck events, this year’s “Choice Streets” will feature multiple ticket options. All ticketholders will be offered complimentary food tasting, unlimited beverages, complimentary access to the Intrepid Museum (a $22 value on its own) and entertainment throughout the night. The Early Entry ticket ($60) will allow guests entry into the event at 7:30pm, a full half hour earlier than the event’s door time. The General Admission ticket ($50) allows entry at 8pm.

Also new this year is a passport system so that everyone can try as many of the food truck options as possible. Upon arrival, all guests will receive a passport card attached to a lanyard that will entitle them to one (1) sample from each truck.  Alcoholic beverages are unlimited to all.

The Village Voice will once again partner with the non-profit organization Slow Food NYC for the event and plans to donate a portion of ticket sales from Choice Streets. Sponsors include: Shock Top, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, Verizon FIOS, New York Botanical Gardens, Southern Wines and Spirits, Four Roses Bourbon, Ste Michelle Wine Estates, American Harvest Vodka, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Green Mountain Energy and Frames.

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Buy Your “Choice Eats” Tickets Now — Other Manhattan and Brooklyn Food Events This Week

Are you ready for the best foodie event in Manhattan? It’s not until March 25, but tickets are now on sale.

The Village Voice’s “Choice Eats”The Village Voice’s “Choice Eats” always has about 60 restaurants to sample treats from, from 35 or more different ethnicities. To date, 26 restaurants have voiced their commitment including Bear, Bhatti Indian Grill, Bobwhite Lunch and Supper Counter, Brooklyn Koloache (love those savory and sweet pastries), Butter & Scotch, Coppelia, Devi, Dirt Candy (vegetarians rejoice), Fletcher’s Brooklyn Barbecue, Indian Clove, Jimmy’s No. 43, Kaia Wine Bar, Louro, Luke’s Lobster, Mables Smokehouse, Maima’s Liberian Bistro, No. 7 Oda House, Ovelia Psistaria, Pete Zaaz, Queens Comfort, Red Hook Lobster Pound (is this your favorite or is it Luke’s?), Robicelli’s, The Kati Roll Company, The Meatball Shop, Xe Mayu Sandwich Shop. Back by popular demand, “Choice Eats” will offer all ticketholders an array of dessert offerings in the “Choice Sweets” section of the event. March 25.

Since this is the seventh event, you know it’s going to be a lucky one! The location this year is new (not the 69th Armory as in the past): Basketball City at Pier 36 in Lower Manhattan (299 South Street). Three hours of eating from 7-10pm, with a VIP-only hour from 6-7pm. Tickets are $60 for General Admission, or $85 with the VIP sign-up.

New this year, “Choice Eats” will be accepting volunteers to assist The Village Voice team on-site at the event. In addition, to free entry to “Choice Eats,” this is a pretty cool way to get a free general admission ticket to The Village Voice’s Third annual “Choice Streets” Food Truck Tasting Event to be held later this year in May. To apply, you must be 21 years or older and fill out this application,

Two other foodie events happening in NYC this week:

23rd Taste of the NFL at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal

Held in Red Hook (Brooklyn) at “heated” Pier 12, the Taste of the NFL is holding its annual party, with lots of celebrity chefs fêting their favorite NFL team, each with a special dish. This year’s event – no surprise – is being held the night before the Super Bowl. As a nod to the Super Bowl’s straggling both New York and New Jersey, there will also be a special appearance this year from cast members of TLC’s “Cake Boss.” Proceeds go to local food banks in NFL cities. 72 Bowne Street, Brooklyn.

PepsiCo will throw a three-day music and food celebration in Manhattan’s Bryant Park, starting Thursday, January 30 and ending Saturday, February 1. Free public events are scheduled from 2-6pm including performances from Broadway musicals. Nightly entertainment includes free ticketed concerts in the dome at 8pm. Food stations will be provided by local celebrity chefs David Burke (David Burke Townhouse, David Burke Kitchen, Fishtail by David Burke), Marc Forgione (Restaurant Marc Forgione) and Michael Psilakis (Kefi, Fishtag). 40th-42nd streets, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, Manhattan. Check out the video here.

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