Sept. 11, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez
An annual event celebrating the best of Sunnyside’s restaurants and foods will come back for yet another year this month.
Sunnyside Restaurant Week will kick off on Sept. 23 and go through Sept. 29, offering multi-course lunches and dinners from 45 restaurants—the largest count yet—starting at $25.
Cuisines represented in restaurant week include Japanese, Ecuadorian, Italian, Irish, Turkish, Tibetan, and more.
Most of the restaurants are located along Queens Boulevard or on side streets, with many participating locations also on Skillman Avenue and Greenpoint Avenue. Restaurants include Ariyoshi, Boon by Moldova, Cardamom, Cumbia y Sabor, De Mole, SoleLuna, Takesushi and Tito Rad’s.
Each restaurant will serve a three-course dinner menu for $25, with several places also offering additional lunch specials. A few spots will also offer a $25 dinner menu for two people.
This year’s restaurant week also includes a contest for diners. A customer taking part in a restaurant week deal will receive entry into a raffle to win dinner for four at a participating restaurant of their choice—a gift valued at $250.
In another addition, restaurant-week goers can also nominate outstanding servers to win a prize at the end of the week-long event. The server with the most nominations will be recognized will the “Star Server” award by the Sunnyside Shines BID, and will receive a $50 gift card from the group.
Restaurant Week, organized by Sunnyside Shines, is aimed at promoting the areas restaurants and highlighting the neighborhood as a culinary destination.
A list with all participating restaurants is posted on www.SunnysideShines.org, with restaurant week menus to be posted as they become available.