Ten teams from 10 New York City restaurants turned up at the Standard Biergarten on Sunday to battle at the 1st Annual Ping Pong Invitational, co-hosted by the Standard Grill and Becca PR. In the end, Tom Colicchio’s team from Craft took home the title, smacking it out with scrappy East Village newcomers Ducks Eatery in the final round. Bobby Flay and crew from Mesa Grill presented some serious competition, but in spite of impressive focus and resolve, were eliminated in the semi-finals. We had our hopes on Team Meatball Shop, since those guys obviously know their way around a ball, but Team Mesa Grill took them out in the first round. Drinking half liter beers and wielding ping pong paddles isn’t a bad way to cap off the 2012 New York City Wine and Food Festival.