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.