THE VILLAGE VOICE FOURTH ANNUAL CHOICE STREETS FOOD TRUCK TASTING EVENT
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex
Pier 86, West 46th St. & 12th Ave.
Tuesday, May 5, $55-$85, 7:00 - 11:00 pm
What true New Yorker doesn’t get excited by seeing a whole bunch of food trucks lined up on one street? Now there’s no need to go in search of a random meetup: Choice Streets 2015, the Village Voice’s fourth annual outdoor gathering of mobile eateries, is even better, taking place May 5 at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex. With great views of NYC (and no traffic!), Choice Eats brings together food trucks from the five boroughs, plus free drinks, live music from Mariachi Flor de Toloache, access to the museum, and — for VIPs — a goodie bag, all in one place. Ticket holders — twenty-one and over only — can sample from nearly two dozen food trucks as well as enjoy free tours of the retired aircraft carrier. VIP ($85, 7:00) and early admission ($65, 7:30) are still available, promising an extra thirty to sixty minutes of culinary delights, DJ sets, and, um, separate facilities. But everyone can relish the generous, unlimited samplings of signature dishes, sides, and desserts from some of the city’s most innovative food truck chefs, along with complimentary craft beer and specialty wine and liquor. The food-truck lineup includes some of our favorites from the streets, several of whom are new to the fest, like Snowday (we’ll have their divine grilled cheese drizzled with maple syrup, thank you very much) and Domo Taco (ah, braised five-spice pork burritos), in addition to returning faves Carl’s Steaks (always “Whiz wit,” in true Philly style), Big D’s Grub Truck (mmm, Yuca fries), Solber Pupusas (the Red Hook platter, please), and the Treats Truck (cookies and brownies, yes!). Among the other participating trucks are Gorilla Cheese, Korilla BBQ, Langos Truck, Mike ‘N’ Willie’s, Sweet Chili, the Vintage Ice Cream Guys, and Yankee Doodle Dandy’s, with more to be announced.