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