We totally get that most of you do not know what postprandial somnolence means.  The only reason we know is because of that time we checked WebMD to see why we had low energy and postprandial somnolence came up (in addition to cancer, AIDS and the common cold).

My friends, what we are talking about is a food coma and we are coming out of our record long itis.  From shawarma meatballs to pork shoulder in a taco, noodles with squid and even doughnuts and baklava, we had it all.  In addition to shoving our faces, we washed it all down with Oskar Blues IPA then had some Twenty Grand black for good measure. It was glorious.  In fact, we had so many different bites of deliciousness in such a short period of time that our body couldn’t tell us that we were full quick enough!

How did we do this you ask?  How could we accomplish so much without keeling over and having someone call an ambulance?  If you’re a frequent visitor of New York Events, then you know how fond we are of the Village Voice and the events they produce.  This is no different. Last night, we attended the 9th Annual Choice Eats Tasting Event at the Metropolitan Pavilion. If you don’t know what this is by now, we’ll give you the skinny real quick.  They get 65 restaurants to cook their best dish and let you sample it all in one place; all in one night.  In fact, all in 4 hours.  The Village Voice then sweetens the deal by adding in craft beer and distilleries that you get to wash all the glory down with.  Think Asahi Beer, Tsingtao, Wines of Germany, Brockman’s Gin and Four Roses Bourbon.  If you still don’t get it, check out the photos!

The Village Voice food critics have scoured New York’s culinary landscape and combined their tastiest picks from several years of unearthing the five boroughs’ best-kept secrets. Choice Eats gives you the opportunity to  feast on cuisines from over 35 nations, including Vietnamese, Italian, Uzbekistani, Brazilian, Cambodian, Russian, Tunisian, Greek and Cajun/Creole among many others.

Again, if you’re an avid New York Events follower (which you should be), you know how awesome The Village Voice events are.  If you’re not, they produce and create awesomeness beyond food including The Obie Awards, 4Knots Music Festival, Brunch Eats, Holiday Spirits and Brooklyn Pour.

So there you have it!  As we continue to digest and put off the morning run, we’re already counting down the days until the 10th Annual!  In the meantime, we’ll brace our bodies.