If my brain were less stupid I would've mentioned Choice Eats, the Village Voice's food fest featuring 30+ restaurants picked by Robert Sietsema (meaning that they cover all kinds of cuisines and many are probably awesome) earlier. Because it's on March 11th (this coming Tuesday) from 6:30 to 10:30 and advance tickets have already sold out. You can buy them at the door for $35 (although I'm not sure how limited those tickets are) or you can try to win a pair from Ed Levine.
So why am I mentioning it now even though tickets are mostly gone and I've had this press release since the end of January? Besides that I don't really post press releases, I figured that in the possibility that you're walking near the Puck Building on Tuesday night with a rumbling belly, now you know that you can pony up $35 and eat shittons of food and drink buckets of booze. Okay, maybe not that much, but I suspect there will be pleeeenty of goodies for you to stuff your face with.
If I thought I could eat $35 worth of food, I think I'd go. I mean, it's worth it when you have that many restaurants at your fingertips, but at the same time I can't really enjoy food if my stomach is so engorged that it feels like it's pressing against all my other vital organs, my lungs in particular. Out of the list of participating restaurants, here are the ones that I've been to:
- Hummus Place
- Kampuchea Noodle Bar
- Kuma Inn
- Vanessa's Dumpling House (I've never written a review of their food, but I've been there a few times and was mildly traumatized during my first visit. ...Years ago. My favorite cheap dumpling place is Fried Dumpling on Allen Street, but since Vanessa's Dumpling House has gotten a huge make-over it's probably worth checking out again. )
Damn, I have a lot of work to do.