An Early Taste of the Dishes of Choice Eats
In just a few short hours, we'll open the doors to our seventh annual Choice Eats tasting event, and you'll have the chance to sample the goods of more than 80 restaurants from around the boroughs. In the lead-up to the party, we've been previewing the dishes from our Choice Eats participants (see installments one, two, and three). To whet your appetite for tonight, here's our final round of plates.
Don't have a ticket yet? You can pick one up at the door for $70. The fete runs from 7 to 10 p.m. at Basketball City (299 South Street).
Liddabit Sweets, Chelsea Market, 75 Ninth Avenue, 212-229-0022
Sate your sweet tooth with this dessert shop's salted caramel truffles with crushed pistachios, sea salt caramels, and chocolate sea salt caramels.
Grandaisy Bakery, multiple locations
Sink your teeth into the Roman-style pizzas from this bakeshop with locations in Tribeca and the Upper West Side.
Doughnut Plant, multiple locations
Doughnut Plant makes high quality doughnuts with the best ingredients possible; tonight, it'll serve a variety of yeast, cake, and doughseed doughnuts.
Juliette, 135 North 5th Street, Brooklyn, 718-388-9222
This Williamsburg bistro will turn out yellowfin tuna with tomato and smoked paprika sunchoke chips.
Rosamunde Sausage Grill, 285 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn
Rosamunde will grill a number of different sausages; look for beer sausage, a cheddar brat, and a vegan apple sage frank.
Distilled, 211 West Broadway, 212-601-9514
We love this Tribeca tavern for its bar snacks; tonight it will offer up liver pate with chicken skin crackers, whipped honey, and red wine-pickled shallot.
Yunnan Kitchen, 79 Clinton Street, 212-253-2527
This Lower East Side Chinese restaurant will serve Hmong-style catfish lau: The smoked seafood comes freshened with herbs and electrified with chilies; it'll be sided by sticky rice.
Maima's Liberian Bistro, 106-47 Guy R. Boulevard, Queens, 718-206-3538
A wildly popular restaurant at last year's event, Maima's will serve crab and shrimp with chicken gravy, plantains, kalla, and Jollof rice.
606 R&D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue, Brooklyn, 718-230-0125
This Prospect Heights New American will bring a pea greens salad with papadum crouton and an almond-fennel cooler.
John Brown Smokehouse, 10-43 44th Drive, Queens, 718-361-0085
One of our favorite barbecue shops in the city, John Brown will offer up its 'cue for tasting.