Thursday, February 5, 2009
Last year, we didn't, and after we read this, and this, and this and of course, this interview with Robert Sietsema, we were mad at no one, but ourselves. This year, we want to go and so should you.
Come 6:30pm on March 31st, over 50 restaurants will play host in the 69th Street Armory to what will most likely be a packed house. Some of the restaurants that will be there also happen to be some of our faves: Back Forty, Mercadito, Momofuku Milk Bar and Bakery, Motorino, and Pam Real Thai. And a slew of other places we've been dying to try, I'm looking at you Fette Sau. Most tasting events of this size will run you big bucks, but not this one. It's only $35, basically dinner. Buy two tickets and make it a date!
Added bonus: it's also for charity. This year, they've hooked up with Slow Food NYC which is "a non-profit, member-supported organization dedicated to counteracting the industrialization of our food supply. A portion of ticket sales will go to their new program, Harvest Time which promotes programs of good food and nutrition education, including hands-on food preparation and communal dining, edible school gardens, and student operated farm stands offering local farm-fresh produce at three schools in East Harlem and Williamsburg, neighborhoods identified as food deserts by the City's Health Department with high rates of food related diseases like obesity and diabetes." Good cause, very good cause! Make Alice Waters proud.
Tickets can be bought here. Don't wait for 'at the door' because there probably won't be any. (sorry young'uns, it's 21 and over! That means booze for the rest of us.)
The Village Voice's Choice Eats
Tuesday March 31, 2009
The 69th Armory at Lexington Avenue
68 Lexington Ave @ 26th Street