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Choice Streets is Pulling Back Up to the Intrepid

Village Voice is once again bringing together an impressive roster of food trucks for their annual Coice Streets Event. Even more exciting, it means that it will soon be warm enough to hang out on the Intrepid. At leat, we all hope so.

This year, there will be over twenty food trucks along with booze, games, and music. Most of the participants are the usual suspects, ranging from ML favorite Treats Truck to Valducci’s Pizza to the Hungarian Langos Truck. Most exciting is this will be another opportunity to taste Vendy Award winning vendors that don’t usually make the rounds in Midtown. Most notably, Solber Pupusas and Rookie of the Year Snowday.

The event will be on Tuesday, May 5 starting at 8pm (VIP tickets get you in at 7pm). Tickets range from $55 (general admission) to $75 (VIP) and can be purchased at their website here. Since the event falls on Cinco de Mayo, expect live music from a mariachi band.

Another Year of Choice Streets (and Crowds) on the Intrepid


Despite the crowds, Village Voice’s Choice Streets last night was a huge success. 23 food trucks from across the city served samples from their vehicle and made the lines worth the wait.

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Trucks Gather For Choice Streets Tonight: Tonight is the night over 20 food trucks gather on the Intrepid to serve their food to ticket holders on the Intrepid. It's Village Voice's Choice Streets and it's mostly sold out, but there are still some general admission tickets available at the door tonight. Look for a full report on the newest truck offerings tomorrow.

Choice Streets Tickets on Sale Today at Noon

Village Voice just keeps the food festivals coming. After the gluttonous Choice Eats last week, they’re focusing their attention to street food. Tickets for the third annual Choice Streets go on sale today at noon. Once again, more than 20 food trucks will board the Intrepid for a night of food, music, and fun.

The event is on Wednesday, May 7 from 7-11pm. General admission tickets are $50, but for $60 you get early entry at 7:30 and for $70 you get a VIP ticket with an hour’s worth of early eating, a gift bag, and a special drink experience (probably not from a food truck). This year, they will also be offering a special passport system, which should allow guests to sample a dish from each truck.

Already on the roster are Solber Pupusas, Moo Shu Grill, Love Mamak, and last year’s reader’s poll winner Sweet Chili. More trucks will be announced soon and if the previous years are any indication, there will be a few surprises and exclusive truck debuts. You can get your tickets and more information here.

Choice Eats Highlights the Best of New York’s Diverse Cuisine (Though it Could Use Some More Midtown Flavor)


Last night, I ate about a 40 course meal in just under three hours. It was at the gut-busting event known as Choice Eats. This year the festivities went down in Basketball City in BFE Manhattan (that weird neighborhood between the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and the Seaport). The far-out location did not stop the crowds nor the food vendors from bringing lots of tasty offerings. And although there was a glut of barbecue and sandwiches (no complaints here), I couldn’t help notice the true diversity of cuisines. Not since the Vendy Awards have I been to a food event that represented so much of the world.

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Tickets Still Available Tonight for Choice Eats: Tonight is one of the biggest food parties of the year and it's not too late to buy tickets. Village Voice's Coice Eats, which features unlimited samplings from over 70 NYC restaurants, begins at 7pm tonight at Baksetball City on Pier 36 downtown.  General Admission tickets are still available tonight at the door. For more information and a list of participating food vendors, click here.

Get Tix to Village Voice’s Choice Eats Before They Go On Sale

We here at Midtown Lunch are excited to present an opportunity for you readers to get your hands on early tickets for Village Voice’s annual food-fest Choice Eats. Starting today at noon, you can use code LUNCH to get General Admission or VIP tickets a week before they go on sale to the public (and then inevitably sell out). The event is happening on Tuesday night March 25 at 7pm at Basketball City (Pier 36) downtown.  The participating restaurants have not been announced yet, but if the previous years are any indication, there’s going to be exciting vendors that you can’t easily sample in Midtown at lunch time. Click here to purchase your early bird tickets.

Choice Streets Was An Opportunity to Try The New Rhong Tiam Truck (And More)

 Village Voice gathered over 20 trucks on the pier of the Intrepid last night for Choice Streets and those lucky enough to have a ticket got to sample some of the goods. This year, lines proved to be a big problem. One of the reasons for the huge lines might have been the absence of some originaly scheduled food trucks. Four trucks that were on the program (Gorilla Cheese, The Squeeze, Phil’s Steaks, and the Jersey-based French Quarter) were missing in action. There was still lots of food to go around…

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Village Voice’s Food Festivals Continue with Choice Streets


Coming off the heels of this week’s massive Choice Eats, Village Voice has announced the date and started selling tickets for their slightly smaller food event on the Intrepid. The 2nd annual Choice Streets will happen on Tuesday, May 7 and will feature food and drink from over 25 food trucks. So far only six vendors have been announced (including Souvlaki GR and Phil’s Steak’s), but more will be revealed soon. Last year’s event brought the first sighting of the Chinese Mirch Truck and the start of Kelvin Slush’s season, so I’m sure more than a few surprises are to be expected. General admission tickets, which includes all food and drink sampling, are $40 (VIP tickets are all sold out). Tickets can be purchased here. No doubt they will sell out (like all of these events), so get your tickets early.

Choice Eats Was Mighty Filling with a Few Midtown Representations


Last night, Village Voice hosted the 6th annual Choice Eats at the 69th Armory. The lines were massive, the food was diverse, and nobody left without a healthy case of the meat sweats.

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