April 7, 2014 By Christian Murray
Tickets went on sale Friday for the 2014 Taste of Sunnyside.
The event, organized by the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District, will feature more than 25 restaurants and will take place on Queens Blvd (between 45th and 46th Streets) under the elevated 7 train.
The event will feature food and drink from Sunnyside’s diverse restaurants and attendees will be able to sample cuisine from each participating restaurant.
This will be the fourth Taste of Sunnyside and it is expected to draw more restaurants than the three previous events. Additionally, it will be the first time the BID hosts the event outdoors.
“We are really looking forward to this year’s Taste of Sunnyside. From what we can tell, this is the first time that anyone has hosted a large-scale event under the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines.
The space under the elevated train line will be tented and lit, with a stage set up.
Given the neighborhood’s diverse food culture, the selections served by participating businesses are likely to be vast. For example, there will be lobster mac & cheese, Colombian kernel corn and Romanian hors d’oeuvres.
The BID has partnered with Edible Queens on the event as it aims to promote the neighborhood as a dining destination.
The Taste of Sunnyside has traditionally been the BID’s most popular event.
“We have an incredible array of restaurants participating this year and it promises to be a really fun and delicious event,” Thieme said.
Participating restaurants include:
43 Bar and Grill | Ariyoshi | Arriba Arriba | Aubergine Cafe | Bliss 46 Bistro | Bliss Street Station | Bucharest Restaurant | Claret Wine Bar | Copper Kettle | De Mole | Dog and Duck | Don Pollo Peruvian | Go Natural | Lenny’s Pizza | Los Verdes | Lowery Wines and Liquors | Murphy’s Lobster Grill | New York Style Eats | Nita’s European Bakery | PJ Horgan’s | Quaint | Salt and Fat | Sidetracks | Takesushi | Venturo | Williamsburger
The event will take place on Tuesday, May 20 from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Tickets are $60 for the VIP entrance at 5:30pm and $30 for general admission at 6:30pm.
To purchase tickets and see the list of participating restaurants, visit: www.tasteofsunnyside.com
Can I have some pigeon poupon with that!
Looking forward to this! I don’t know what everyone is complaining about. I’ve gone to the Taste of Sunnyside every year and think moving it outdoors (like the Edible Queens party last year did in the Gardens) in the spring is a great idea.
I hope our area also gets zoned for more outdoor dining spaces.
Let me get this straight…some of the same folks that whined about the closing of food carts under the train are now complaing about other food being served there? HIPPO-crites.
Looking forward to the return of the halal truck and sampling beverages from Arriba.
jimmy gonna wear his beefeater gin coat to this affair! jimmy likes to look snazzy!
To the naysayers Just move out of Sunnyside and SHUT UP!!!!!
Anyone who thinks this location is a great spot is Grossly misguided. Would you serve food next to an open toilet?
I plan to contact the Department of Health about this….
It would have been better to close off 46th street between the arch and GP ave.
A lot more people passing by on the 7 train would see that there’s something interesting going on here. Besides, who wants to cross Queens Blvd while slowly slipping into a food coma?
Should be a wonderful time. Sunnyside Is Blooming is organizing a neighborhood cleanup and educational day on Saturday May 10. If you are really concerned about Sunnyside and want to do more than sit behind your computer under an anonymous name and complain about everyone and everything in the neighborhood go to sunnysideisblooming.com and contact me.
You guys are right! Who does this nonprofit community organization think they are, charging $30 for food from more than 25 restaurants? I bet they’re going to make out like bandits on this…just as soon as they recoup the cost of permits, tenting the space, renting tables, etc.
$60 for VIP?! LOL… where’s sunnysidehatesme when you need him?
30$? Too much!
I think it’s great that they are trying something new. And it will be interesting to see how they are able to pull off an event under the 7 train…the tenting will definitely help! Those that are wondering about the cleanliness, do you ever purchase food from a street vendor?
Don’t forget a little exhaust on the side..
Haters again for anything different in Sunnyside. Yes chaaange bum will be collecting money at entrance and pigeon poop s free! No one s putting a gun to anyone’s head to attend. Grow up and stop complaining about everything
jimmys got some new moves! jimmy can jump real high now!
Just a taste.
Pigeon poop + human feces + dog poop + spit + filth + germs + “Taste of Sunnyside” in the middle of it all=virtually guaranteed food poisoning and general nastiness.
No, thanks anyway!
No white castle? I’m shocked.
They had better power wash and steam clean the area before serving any food there.
Will the Change bum be there??? is the pigeon poop extra??? is this the best location they could get?? what a joke