Sept. 18, 2011 By Christian Murray
The owners of 22 neighborhood restaurants will be gathering in one hall next month to provide tasty samples from their in menus—in what is dubbed “Taste of Sunnyside 2.”
The event is expected to draw about 500 attendees, all of whom will be able to nibble on a variety of different cuisines, such as French, Italian, Japanese, Indian, Mexican and Thai. Additionally, eateries that have recently opened — such as Salt & Fat, Nodus and Sunrise Restaurant and Grill (chicken & ribs) — will be represented.
Each restaurant is expected to provide attendees with a sample of two or three of its most popular or recent new items from the menu. The event is being produced through the efforts of Sunnyside Shines (BID) and the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce. The name, “Taste of Sunnyside 2”, follows on from last year’s event, which was one of the most widely attended neighborhood events in years.
The aim of the “Taste of Sunnyside 2” is to showcase many of this neighborhood’s restaurants that many people are unaware of, and one not that has not yet opened. Both beer and wine will be available. The event will be held in the newly-renovated Sunnyside Community Services Ballroom on October 18, 2011. There will be two sessons to allow for seating and to avoid huge crowding. About 230 people will be permitted to attend each session. The first will be from 5:30pm to 7:00, with the second one being between 7:30 and 9:00pm.
Tickets cost $25 per person. The best way to purchase them is online at the following Taste of Sunnyside site: http://www.tasteofsunnyside.com/tickets.html.