• New York

    NYC Tasting Event March 25 – @VillageVoice @ChoiceEats

    Foodies (and lushes), it’s that time again… The Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event is taking place March 25, 2014! I’ve been a fan of  Choice Eats for years now and each year it keeps getting better! Imagine this: 80+ restaurants under one roof, plus complimentary beer garden and wine and liquor pairings, all for one price. I’ve always loved Village Voice’s tasting events for a few reasons: amazing food, great venue, music and a great crowd. Even in the years I’ve gone solo, there are always awesome people (all in jovial spirits, of course) to chop it up with, literally! This year I’ll be back to cover it and I…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    The Village Voice’s second Brooklyn Pour took place at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer extravaganza was fully packed, with two sessions to cater to the huge demand received much in part to the success of last year’s BK Pour. My guess is that Village Voice will probably have to make the event a two-day affair next year as more and more people learn about this Brooklyn secret. Even with the crowd, attendees could easily get a taste of all 100+ beers, assuming their stomach capacity and tolerance would allow for such a lofty endeavor. One thing I would suggest if you come next year is to make sure that…

  • New York

    Coming Up: @VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

    Wow, time flies. It’s already time for Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour! I covered it last year and had a ball while tantalizing my taste buds and learning a ton about beer. It literally changed my life (as related to beer). Before Brooklyn Pour Me: I’ll take a Corona with a lime After Brooklyn Pour Me: What kind of IPA (that’s Indian Pale Ale) do you have…or maybe I’ll go for a Belgian wheat ale… In case you don’t know what BK Pour is all about, it’s a craft beer festival featuring 60 brewers with over 100 beers to taste. It’s held at the historic, and absolutely breathtaking Hanson Place in downtown  Brooklyn. This year,…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice’s #ChoiceStreets Recap

    The weather took a break from being completely crappy for just a bit to welcome The Village Voice’s Choice Streets last Tuesday. Thank goodness, because the event was slated to happen, rain or shine! We New Yorkers love our food trucks, and this was definitely a celebration of the food truck, with 20 trucks offering sample-sized items from their menus. It was held at the Intrepid Air & Sea Museum, which has a scenic location on a pier on the Hudson River. The museum is actually a retired aircraft carrier with fighter jets and other aircraft (and now the space shuttle Enterprise) perched on top and around it. Unique venues…

  • New York

    @VillageVoice’s #ChoiceStreets

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Village Voices’s extraordinary beverage and culinary events. I’ve sampled craft beers at Brooklyn Pour, and most recently, nearly munched myself into a blissful coma at Choice Eats. On Tuesday, I will be attending Choice Streets,Village Voice’s first annual food truck tasting event. Every New Yorker has her favorite food truck. You know, the one that you stand in line for 20 minutes at without a care in the world, the one you’ll stalk on Twitter to see where its parked so that you can hunt it down and satisfy that craving? Well, that one, plus 20 others (for a total of…

  • New York,  WorldWide

    @VillageVoice’s @ChoiceEats = Delicious

    On Tuesday night I attended Village Voice’s sixth annual “Choice Eats” event. Just picture this…you walk into the 69th Armory, a huge, historic armory built in the early 1900s, filled with 83 restaurants from the five boroughs, serving tastings of their most delicious dishes. Let’s not forget the craft beer, spirits and wine companies, serving up cocktails and pours to accompany the eats. If you’re even the slightest bit of a foodie, you’d think you died and went to heaven–so imagine how it was for me (definitely, absolutely a foodie)! Each of the restaurants was hand-picked by Robert Sietsema, food critic for Village Voice. If you missed this year’s event, there’s…