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Gorge yourself at Taste of 7th St. foodfest Feb 27-28 for $18

I’ve been meaning to try some of the most raved-about places on 7th St. in the East Village (Caracas Arepa Bar, Luke’s Lobster, Porchetta, Butter Lane – this one I know well and love, Xoom), but somehow I just haven’t gotten around to getting myself out there. Thanks to the good folks over at Scoop St., I now have the chance to try them all for just $18. Buy advance discounted tickets here through the weekend only.

The scoop features nearly half-off the best signature menu items of 7th Street’s constellation of culinary delight! A mere $18 with this Scoop St. exclusive gets you $35 worth of the following sweets and savories at a discount that’s the chance of a lifetime (with an added bonus of $1 off beers from select bars!)

First, Caracas Arepa Bar’s authentic Venezuelan pocket sandwiches, considered the Latin sloppy Joe, will have you dreaming of the Carribean coast. This scoop gets you one De Pabellón arepa! Tucked inside these golden, soft-pocket corn arepas, is a magical world where you can build a pyramid of deliciousness– starting with a base of black beans, white salty cheese and building up to flavor-infused shredded beef and layered sweet plantains!

Next, get a lobster roll at Luke’s Lobster! With the minimalist mentality of a true Maine lobsterman, only the sweet knuckles and claws lie atop these grilled buns and embellishments strictly include a squirt of mayo and a pinch of celery salt. The sheer simplicity at the lobster shack is its forte, and these irresistible rolls are considered the “Holy Grail of crustacean cuisine.”

Thirdly, devour one of Porchetta’s mouthwatering pork sandwiches, where you will feel like you’ve wandered into the finer food stalls and butcher shops of Rome! With a plethora of different textures, you can opt for the moist, fine grained loin meat or the chewy, fatty type that melts in your mouth.

Fourthly, get two cupcakes at Butter Lane, made with pure ingredients like real vanilla beans, pure cocoa, rich darkchocolate, and fresh fruit that will fill your tummy with yumminess! Butter Lane’s treats prove that the homestyle wholesomeness from your mother’s kitchen can be found in New York’s urban jungle. Sink your teeth into delectable frosting flavor classics like key lime or blueberry or, for the more eclectic tastes, flavors like cream-cheese or grapefruit ginger frosting. Lastly, Xoom is the perfect ending to your food crawl, with refreshing smoothies (scoop good for Smashing Strawberries, Paint it Blackberry, Yo la Mango, Apple Pie in the Sky, Protein Titan and Ultimate Energy) made with a half-pound of fruit, non-fat frozen fresh yogurt and no sugar additives as well as a “xoomer” nutrient boost. All juices are 100% juice and no preservatives! With a myriad of selections in every color of the rainbow, this smoothie bar has unique combinations like the “apple pie in the sky” with soy milk, apples, bananas, granola, almonds and cinnamon to providea beverage so delicious you won’t believe that it’s nutritious!

Drink Specials

After you’ve satiated yourself with this five course meal along 7th Street without making a dent in your wallet, get ready for the pub action with $1 off beers when presenting the “Taste of 7th Street” voucher! Come throw a few back at the following bars that have the stamp of approval of “Good Beer Seal,” specifically denoted to local alehouses with proven “commitment to craft beer, community presence and sustainaility.”

First, Jimmy’s No. 43, offers a smorgasbord of beers and handcrafted draught curated by owned Jimmy Carbone, with 12 quality European & local selections on tap and 13 in the bottle. For those New Yorkers who prefer light beers, opt for the Otter Creek Vermont lager, a classic European style lager, and for those that enjoy a thicker body, opt for the Six Point Bengali IPA, a floor-malted base malt with afull-bodied and rich caramel flavor and whole East Kent Goldings hops.

Next, although the monastery-themed bar, Burp Castle, may sound like a children’s fantasy, it is certainly a playground for grownups, or at least 21 year olds, with 12 draft and 40 bottled beers imported from Belgium, Germany, and Britain. This bar caters to both sexes with “girly beer,” fruity sensations such as Lindeman’s Kriek, a peach and raspbery twist, or Redstone Sunshine Nectar, a mead with apricot puree, and masculinity affirming Coniston’s Bluebird Bitter Beer or De Koninck Belgian Ale Beer.

Finally, Standings Bar is the icing on the cake with its unique brews like Abita Purple Haze Beer a crisp, American style wheat beer with fresh raspberries or the popular Weyerbacher Winter Ale which is brewed with deep-roasted chocolate malt.

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Sounds fabulous! Happy gorging!

Comment by Shruti

it would be nice to have one for St. Marks Place as well. 🙂

Comment by kim

OMG yes! Who do we petition for that? I’d want banh mi from Baoguette, falafel from Mamoun’s, a Crif Dog, fried chicken from the Korean fried chicken place, a crepe from The Crooked Tree, yakitori skewers from one of the Taishos, some kind of noodle soup, some dumplings, pita with hummus or babaganoush from Hummus Place, and the panna cotta from Paprika. Oh, that would be perfect.

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