When I think of landmark New York, I think of the Village Voice Newspaper. I could always remember going to the section to see the upcoming live shows and yes, even the back page personals. These days, VV has been putting together some superb food events. From the food truck to the beer festivals, VV is always in top form. There main food party is the Village Voice Choice Eats. Due to an emergency, I was unable to attend but I sent some of my hungry team members. It’s unfortunate that I always seem to miss this event as it always takes place around SXSW. The great thing about this tasting is that you get to experience food from different parts of the world and not only the elite Manhattan eateries – you can actually taste something from Uzbekistan. Check out what we ate and if it looks good go visit the restaurant.
The night’s favorites were the duck and faro boudin by King Be and the skewered grilled beef tongue with romesco and lemon crouton from The Gourbals. For those who have a sweet tooth, Ample Hills Creamery was serving Snap ‘Mallow Pop which tasted like a rice crispy treat – straight crack!
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Thai Rock Thai Dumpling
Coppelia Torrejas de Oliva
John Brown Smokehouse Pecan Smoked Pastami Reuben Sliders
Commerce Winter Vegetable Fricassee
Spicy Pot Tea Smoked Ribs
Recette Grilled Kingfish, Jicama Squash Salad Parsnip and Black Garlic Puree
Wilma Jean Fried Bologna
Nomad sea urchin panna apple chives
Casa Del Chicha
Juliette Spicy Florida Rock Shrimp Slider
Fletchers BK BBQ Tri Tip Pastrami
Edi & The Wolf Chicken Schnitzel
Red Hook Lobster Pound Downeast Bisque
The Gorbals Skewered Grilled Beef TONGUE
Deleware and Hudson Sour Braised Shortrib
Fort Deviance Deviled Egg
Boomwich Dr. Cubano Slider
Huertas Tortilla de Garbanzos y Morcilla
The East Pole Braised Heritage Goat Sndwich
Xe May Sandwich Vermicelli Salad
Meatball Shoppe Pizza Ball
Queens Comfort Steak Au Poive Mac & Cheese
Untamed Sandwich The Hot Goldie Sandwich
Deleware and Hudson Sour Braised Beef Short Rib
Box Kite NYC Bail Seeifreddo
I have been attending the biggest food festivals and tastings all around the city the past couple of years. Here’s a blast from the past. Some of my favorite bites from the 2013 New York Rising Stars Event last year hosted by StarChefs.com at The Liberty Theater.
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Nomad: Slow Roasted Carrots,Wheatberries and Crispy Duck Skin. Chef: Abram Bissell.
Atera: Sake Cured Diver Scallops, Sauerkraut, Cabbage Ice Chef: Matt Lightner.
Fette Sau: BBQ Duroc Pork Belly Chef : Joe Carroll.
Ai Fiori: Diver Scallop, Celery Root, Black Truffle and Bone Marrow. Chef PJ Calapa.
Daniel Boulud Restaurants: Poulet au Citron Terrine and Pate de Campagne. Chef Aurelien Dufour.
Speedy Romero: Peekytoe Crab Crostini, Cumin Mayonnaise, Radish and Nasturtium Vinegarette. Chef: Justin Bazdarich.
Beatrice Inn: Cervena Venison Porchetta, Whipped Lardo, Ramps and Pistachios. Chef: Hilary Sterling.
The Pines: Duck Breast, Black Trumpet Mushrooms, Heart of Palm and Blood Orange. Chef: Angelo Romano.
Gwynnett St.: Curried Australian Lamb , Quinoa, Winter Preserves. Chef: Justin Hilbert.