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Sunnyside Gastropub to Offer Duck Burgers at Queens Food Event

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May 6, 2013 By Bill Parry

The Dog and Duck, a Skillman Avenue gastropub, will be attending this year’s 11th annual Queens Taste and will be offering attendees an assortment of burgers—including duck burgers.

The Queens Taste 2013 has been marketed as “the borough’s premier networking and culinary event” by the Queens Economic Development Corporation. More than a thousand people are expected to turnout for the Tuesday, May 14, event, where attendees will be able to sample a variety of food from 50 Queens restaurants.

The event is being held at the Citi Field Caesars Club between 6pm and 9pm and will cost diners $125 per ticket or $225 for two.

“It was great exposure last year,” said Padraigh Connolly, the owner of The Dog and Duck. “All year long people have come in saying they wanted to try the restaurant after tasting our duck confit at last year’s event.”

This year The Dog and Duck will be marketing its burgers.

“It will help us promote our Burger Week that begins June 16th,” Connolly said. The selection of gourmet burgers will include beef, pork, short rib and a special duck burger.

Two other Sunnyside restaurants—Dazies and DeMole—will also be participating in this year’s event.

The Queens Economic Development Corporation runs the Taste of Queens to attract and maintain jobs in the borough. Proceeds support that effort as well the Entrepreneur Space, a business incubator in Long Island City.

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Native NYer

I’ve had the brunch, lunch and dinner there and have always been satisfied. Aside from poor service during weekday lunch, I have nothing but good things to say.

Lucky Lu

I have enjoyed brunch at D&D, although the service was a bit lacking. However, non-brunch items have been a total disappointment.


I have always had very good service at Dog and Duck and I think the inside does look good as @Bob Dobalina says. I’m so glad they redid the back garden because the tent last year was awful. I think they do a good brunch and they are one of the few places around that knows how to do egg-white omelets – and they do them *very* well. As it turns out, I’ve tried them a few times at other meals and have not had as much luck as their brunch. I’ve been sorely disappointed in their dinner menu in terms of options and taste and the same goes for their dessert menu. After giving multiple tries for dinner I’ll just stick to brunch unless something changes in the menu and cooking!

Rob MacKay

Everybody is entitled to my opinion, and I think Dog & Duck is a great place. The food, service, owners and venue are all top-notch. Plus, the restaurant is a great addition to the neighborhood. It really makes that intersection look good. Go duck burgers! Can’t wait to try them at Queens Taste 2013.

Oppressed Masses

Has anyone tried the food at Meat Boutique? It is fantastic, mashed out of this world, veggies fresh and firm and a great selection of entres. I had the chicken cordon blue and it was heavenly.

Craic Dealer

I don’t know about anyone else but this place is super “eh” and overpriced. The display itself is really nice though… just saying.


I think the atmosphere is great, waitstaff are terrific, but the food just isn’t all that great.

Mikey D

If the food they serve at this event is anything like the mush they served at taste of sunnyside you’d be better off getting a Swanson frozen dinner.


Love this place. Great food, great atmosphere. Really looking forward to summertime here.

Bob Dobalina

They have no concept of hospitality. The service stinks to high heaven. And the food is mediocre at best. But it does look great inside. I wish I liked the place because the neighborhood needs some better options.


Seriously Ryan? Their duck confit is the worst I’ve had. They desperately need a new chef. Such a shame, the renovation is so great you’d think their food would be good too.

Ryan P

Mmmmm, Dog and Duck is a great place, their duck confit is amazing. Will be interested to see their duck burger. Is it already on the menu and maybe I missed it last time I was there a couple weeks ago?


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