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Sunnyside Restaurant Week Kicks Off October 19, About 30 Restaurants Participating

Restaurant Week Participant

Oct. 5, 2015 By Christian Murray

Sunnyside’s third annual restaurant week will be taking place from Oct. 19-23 and 29 restaurants have signed up to participate.

The event, organized by Sunnyside Shines, aims to showcase Sunnyside as a destination for high-quality cuisine. Its goal is tempt residents to try new places and draw foodies from other parts of New York City to the event.

The week will also feature artwork and film—with the films being brought to the neighborhood via a collaboration between No Longer Empty and the Queens World Film Festival. There will also be a mural on display on the exterior wall of SoleLuna, located at 40-01 Queens Blvd.

However, for many, the main attraction won’t be the art—it will be the food.

Each restaurant will serve a three course dinner menu for $25—with some offering specials for lunch (click for details).

The participating restaurants will offer cuisine that spans the globe. There will be Italian, Japanese, Peruvian, Mexican, Irish, Thai, Colombian, Filipino, French, Seasonal American, Turkish and more.

Restaurants from Skillman Avenue through 47th Avenue have signed up.

“We are really looking forward to Sunnyside Restaurant Week this year,” said Sara Nordmann, interim executive director of Sunnyside Shines. “Last year’s event was a big success for neighborhood eateries. The event hightlights the diverse range of restaurants in Sunnyside.”

Participating restaurants will also include newcomers to the Sunnyside scene—such as SoleLuna. Venturo and Salt & Fat, which were recently recognized as Michelin “Bib Gourmands,” will be participating again this year.

Sunnyside Shines has listed the 29 restaurants on its website. Most have put together a special menu just for Sunnyside Restaurant Week.

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The majority if these menu’s are weak for $25 and restaurant week. Usually the menu’s consist of the top options on the regular menu or something out of the norm for the chef’s to showcase their skills and bring new business to the restaurant.


Useless self important chamber of commerce ! It looks like Vivi nails on Skilman is the latest casualty and woo dry cleaners . This is sad


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