Nov. 11, 2013 By Christian Murray
About 10 Woodside restaurants set up tables inside a local community center Friday night and provided attendees with food types that ranged from guacamole to oysters.
The event, which was the second Taste of Woodside, was held at the Big Six apartment complex, located at 59-17 47th Avenue. It was organized by Woodside on the Move, and drew more than 150 people over the course of the night.
Woodside restaurants such as Donovan’s Pub, F. Ottomanelli Burgers, La Adelita, Copper Kettle and La Cumbre were all in attendance.
However, the crowd quickly took a shine toward Donovan’s Pub and Ottomanelli Burgers.
“I really liked Donovan’s shepherd’s pie—especially the mashed potatoes part,” said Robert Ayzin, who has lived in Woodside for 18 months. “I also like the Ottomanelli’s burgers, they’re very juicy.”
Meanwhile, there were crowds seeking the guacamole at La Adelita and the empanadas from La Cumbre. There were also some attendees who consumed plenty of White Castle burgers.
Some attendees took a particular liking to the oysters offered by Murphy’s Lobster Grill, which is located on the Sunnyside/Woodside border.
“My favorite were the oysters from Murphys with the fresh sauce,” said Ali Abdalkwi who was there with his wife, Susan.
The restaurant owners appeared to view the event as a success.
“A lot of people told me that they loved the oysters,” said Mike Murphy, the owner of Murphy’s Lobster Grill. “Given my location on Skillman Avenue this has worked out great.”