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Best of Choice Eats 2012

From Chicken Marsala Meatballs, to Tomato Chipotle Cotton Candy, to the Goat Face Killa Sandwich, this week's Village Voice's fifth annual Choice Eats festival had a taste for every palette in bite-sized perfection from 83 top New York City restaurants.

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Former "Top Chef" contestant Ty-lor Boring shows off a creation featuring watermelon, powdered olive oil, sea salt, black peppercorn and vanilla bean honey. "The watermelon is just a vehicle," Boring said.
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Introducing the Chicken Marsala Meatball with sliced asparagus from The Meatball Shop in New York's Lower East Side. Very tasty.

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Buttermilk Pannacotta with roasted carrots, almonds and licorice from Northern Spy Food Co.

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Xe May Sandwich's Hog Taco, packed with grilled pork, fried shallots, scallion oil, cilantro, pickled carrots, cucumbers and chili mayo on a corn tortilla.
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The shrimp roll from Red Hook Lobster Pound, with roasted garlic and tarragon mayo.
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What makes the "Goat Face Killa Sangwich" by Goat Town? Smoked goat between Japanese Texas toast with pickled jalapenos, marinated onions and dill pickles.

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Dirt Candy's unique take on a childhood staple: Tomato Chipotle Cotton Candy.

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Oaxacan-style Chicken Tamales with Mole Poblano from Mexico Lindo.

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Porchetta on a toasted crostini from Porchetta.

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A chef from O Lavrador prepares codfish fritters with Portuguese vinaigrette sauce.
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Pork Sui Mai -- pork, shrimp and mushroom in a wonton wrapper -- from Nom Wah Tea Parlor.
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Pepper Steak Kebabs with Peanut Thai Sauce, crushed peanuts and cucumbers from Mooncake Foods.

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A mix of treats from Brooklyn's Blue Stove, including Ranger cookies with sweet cream, chocolate crinkles with mint cream and Snickerdoodles with cinnamon cream.
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Juliette's cured arctic char (melon, Serrano ham) and Maine Diver scallop shooters
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Best of Choice Eats 2012

From Chicken Marsala Meatballs, to Tomato Chipotle Cotton Candy, to the Goat Face Killa Sandwich, this week's Village Voice's fifth annual Choice Eats festival had a taste for every palette in bite-sized perfection from 83 top New York City restaurants.

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