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You are now allowed to hyperventilate. The program of Fashion's Night Out events has been released, and the list of participating stores goes on and on. To help you decide your itinerary for the evening of September 8, we've pulled together a series of Top Ten lists, including best new stores, best live shows, and the top unexpected celebrities. Up next: The Ten Best Eats.
A popsicle from La NewYorkina at the Hester Street Fair
Looking over the food listings for Fashion's Night Out long enough and patterns start to emerge. South-of-the-border food truck Mexicue will be at both Billy Reid and Atrium. Charitable cupcakes are big at both Crumbs and Magnolia. And vehicles serving frozen treats are just about everywhere. Below is our list of your ten best bets for party snacks—ice cream trucks very much included.
10. La Maison du Chocolat at Onassis
The peaceful back room of this menswear shop is going to feel like a Soho oasis compared with the chaos outside. Along with a chocolate ganache tasting and glasses of chilled Prosecco, customers will get a free gift with purchase. 71 Greene Street, 6pm.
9. The Meatball Shop at Burton
Fashion's Night Out includes a lot of drinking. Sop up some of that excess alcohol with hearty snacks at the Soho snowboard shop, and meet the Burton Team Riders while you're at it. Single ladies, take note: This might be the rare FNO event with actual straight men. 106 Spring Street, 7pm.
8. Luke's Lobsters at Helmut Lang
Another FNO event that could double as dinner, the Helmut Lang party features a performance by lo-fi indie band Best Coast and as many lobster rolls as you can eat. Plus, bartenders from Death & Company will be serving beer and champagne cocktails. 93 Mercer Street, 6pm.
7. Baohaus at Comme des Garçons Edited Black Store
Get Taiwanese street food from the unstoppable Eddie Huang. Customers who spend $250 or more will walk away with a free box of Incense Series 3 sticks. 112 Tenth Avenue, 6pm.
6. People's Pops at Kirna Zabete
This isn't really a foodie event so much as a serious fashion party featuring the designers behind labels like Proenza Schouler, Thakoon, and Altuzarra. But the popsicles, made from locally-sourced fruit and herbs, certainly don't hurt. 96 Greene Street, 6pm.
5. Patricia Field and Veselka
The legendary stylist has two events planned for FNO. At the new Bowery location of Ukrainian diner Veselka, she's setting up a multimedia exhibit with a range of artists. Meanwhile, at her nearby store, she'll host designers and partygoers, with Veselka providing snacks and DJ Cunty Crawford LaDosha providing entertainment. Veselka Bowery, 9 East First Street, and Pat Field, 302 Bowery, both 6pm.
4. Dannijo Ice Cream Truck
The designers behind the jewelry line will spend FNO in a truck outside their Meatpacking District showroom, selling their wares and handing out free ice cream to anyone who makes a purchase. 423 West 14th Street, 7pm.
3. Vera Wang Ice Cream Truck
Like we said, trucks are a trend. Vera Wang will be driving around the city in a customized Mister Softee truck, serving dessert and giveaways to fans. Follow @VeraWangGang for locations. 158 Mercer Street, 6pm.
2. Manolo Blahnik Milkshake Truck
For Fashion's Night Out, Manolo Blahnik has teamed up with Sarah Jessica Parker on a shoe that should thrill die-hard Sex and the City fans. To celebrate, they've also commandeered a milkshake truck—apparently, Manolo loves milkshakes. A portion of sales will go to The Fund for Public Schools. See the FNO website for times and locations.
1. The Hester Street Fair at Henri Bendel
Suchin Pak's Lower East Side market plans to take over an entire floor of Bendel's, installing food stands selling popsicles, crepes, pie, and 14 other varieties of snacks. 712 Fifth Avenue,