Most eat-around events in New York feature exclusively white tablecloth, fancy-pants restaurants. Those affairs are fine and dandy, but they don't really bring serious eaters much in the way of different or delicious ethnic fare, which is a shame given how much terrific ethnic food there is in Gotham.
That's why Choice Eats, curated by Village Voice critic Robert Sietsema, is such a cool idea. Sietsema has brought together 30 restaurants, (most of which I have never heard of, much less been to), which will be serving tasting-size portions of their specialties at the Puck Building, 295 Lafayette Street, this Tuesday March 11, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Thanks to the kind folks at the Village Voice, we've got two pairs of tickets to what promises to be an extraordinary event. To enter to win, just tell us what your favorite little ethnic restaurant is in New York here in the Comments section of this post. We'll pick two winners at random and have their tickets waiting for them at the door. Only guests 21 and over will be admitted (sorry—their rules, not ours). Comments here will close at 10 a.m. ET, Monday March 10.
And if you don't win, you should still go. Tickets are a very reasonable $25 in advance, and $35 at the door.
<!-- In recognition of the tantalizing and eclectic cuisine featured by resident food critic, Robert Sietsema, The Village Voice is proud to present our first-ever Choice Eats tasting event. We have scaled New York’s eclectic culinary landscape to bring together Robert’s tastiest picks from years of unearthing the five borough’s best-kept secrets. Set amid the backdrop of the historic Puck Building, guests will be invited to sample delicious treats that would otherwise require days of travel.
Featuring over 30 restaurants, and representing foods from many nations, this is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to treat your taste buds to a trip around the world. In addition, a portion of ticket sales will go to benefit The Academy of Hospitality & Tourism at Erasmus, a public high school group with a student club dedicated to studying the evolution of world cultures through the history of regional cuisines. Robert Sietsema's Eats
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 6:30pm - 10:30pm The Puck Building 295 Lafayette Street, NYC
Tickets $25 in advance, $35 at the door Only guests 21 and over admitted -->