Grub/Spirits Restaurant Reviews — 16 June 2011
FoodParc At The Eventi Hotel




Eventi Hotel

839 6th Ave
New York, NY 10001

Getting There: Take The B, D, F, M To 34 St. Herald Square

In this ever changing city landscape, developers must be innovative to stay ahead of the competition. The Eventi Hotel, created by the Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, have done just that. 851 Avenue of the Americas, has been completed transformed into an architectural gift to the present day, and future generations. The hotel itself is impressive in its own right. But it is the store next door, which truly shows off what the Kimpton group has done.

It’s FoodParc, a high-tech space for food lovers. FoodParc boasts 20,000 sq ft of indoor and outdoor space, where you can chow down on renowned chef created fare while sipping on some excellent craft brews. During the warmer months, one can enjoy their food and drink outside on FoodParc’s futuristic patio. The LocalBozo crew headed over to the Eventi Hotel, to see how FoodParc is bringing food service into the twenty first century.

The post-modern, futuristic look of FoodParc is great eye candy to say the least. It reminded me of the first time I watched, ‘Back To The Future Part 2,’ and thought how cool the world would eventually look. No, there were no flying cars. But, FoodParc is definitely embracing technology, as touch-screen monitors fill the walls allowing patrons to place orders among other tasks. It is no accident that FoodParc looks the way it does. It was created in part by renowned futurist and conceptual design visionary Syd Mead.

Our group headed to FoodParc on a late Friday afternoon, when most people were getting out of work. Yes, it was crowded, but since the place is huge we could easily find a place to sit in their sprawling outdoor patio. Since this was our first visit to FoodParc, we wanted to try BeerParc the newly opened beer only bar located inside.

Customers will have a choice of twelve rotating taps. The selection right now is as follows; Magic Hat #9, Radeberger Pilsner, Tucher Helles Hefeweizen, Brooklyn Lager and Southampton Publick House Double White Ale. Canned beer from Dale’s and Butternuts, as well as light beers such as Bud Light, Modelo Especial, and Pabst Blue Ribbon will also be available. The way you purchase beer is quite different then a typical bar. One must buy tickets outside, which are three dollars a piece. Most beers will cost you two tickets.

While your enjoying your cold brew, why not pair it with one of the most talked about burgers in the city. Yes, FoodParc is now on the burger radar with its own joint called, 3B’s. At 3B’s you can have a burger made from a hanger steak blend from, Pat LaFrieda Meats. We highly recommend you head over to FoodParc during the summer months, so you may take advantage of the large outdoor seating area. The future of eating and drinking is now, at FoodParc. Sorry, still no flying cars.

-Alan Smithee

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  1. FoodParc a large modern indoor outdoor food court debuted at Eventi Hotel in September. .FoodParc.851 Avenue of the Americas between 29th and 30th Street in the Eventi Hotel.