Sunnyside’s 2nd Annual Restaurant Week Opens October 20;
Art Installations and Opening Party Announced
Sunnyside, New York, October 13, 2014: Around the world in 32 plates! Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District is kicking off its 2nd Annual Sunnyside Restaurant Week with an opening reception on Monday, October 20th at 7pm at Salt and Fat (41-16 Queens Boulevard). The public is invited to attend the reception, which will include a guided tour of all five art installations around the neighborhood, as well as a one-night film screening at Dazies Restaurant.
Sunnyside Restaurant Week is a five-day promotion from October 20th - 24th. Enthusiastic eaters from all over the five boroughs are invited to sample international cuisines from some of the best local restaurants in New York City. This year’s Restaurant Week will feature menus from 32 restaurants - double the participation from last year. Each restaurant will serve a three course dinner menu for $25 with many offering additional lunch specials. Menus for each participating restaurant are located at: http://www.sunnysideshines.org/sunnyside-restaurant-week
In addition to the dining specials, Sunnyside Restaurant Week also features contemporary art installations inside five of the participating restaurants, several of which feature original works created by local artists. The show, entitled From Nuisance to New Stance, is curated by No Longer Empty, the contemporary arts organization. The exhibiting artists and locations of their work are listed here:
Mark Salinas ‘Romanian Embroidery’
Bucharest Restaurant, 43-45 40th Street
Lina Puerta ‘Botanicas’
PJ Horgan’s Pub, 42-17 Queens Blvd
Juan Hinojosa ‘Extra Ordinary Machine’
Venturo, 44-07 Queens Blvd
Nicolas Touron ‘World Map’
Salt & Fat, 41-16 Queens Blvd
Soonae Tark ‘Going Out With Spiderman’
Los Verdes, 46-26 Greenpoint Ave
Film screenings (Monday night only):
Gordon Matta-Clark “Food”
Rachel Feiermann “Odd Jobs: Food Flavorist”
Nicolas Touron: “I Want to Be an Artist”
Dazies Restaurant, 39-41 Queens Blvd
Foodies and gastronomy fans have a dizzying selection of diverse and delicious cuisines from which to choose. On the menu: Italian, Romanian, Japanese, Paraguayan, Peruvian, Mexican, Irish, Thai, Colombian, Tibetan, Filipino, French, Seasonal American, and more. Participating restaurants include newcomers to the Sunnyside culinary scene (Tibetan Dumpling Cafe, Blu Orchid) as well as the neighborhood’s two restaurants recognized as Michelin “Bib Gourmands” (Venturo and Salt and Fat).
Sunnyside Restaurant Week brings these great dining deals to 32 of Sunnyside’s most exciting restaurants on Queens Boulevard, Greenpoint Avenue and Skillman Avenue including Arriba Arriba (Mexican), Ariyoshi (Japanese), Bar 43 (Casual American), Bliss 46 Bistro (French), Bliss Street Station (Irish Pub), Blu Orchid (Thai), Bucharest Restaurant (Romanian), Claret Wine Bar (Wine Bar), Copper Kettle (Irish Pub), Dog and Duck (Gastropub), Dazies Restaurant (Italian), Dee Thai (Thai), De Mole (Mexican), Don Pollo (Peruvian), Foxy’s Diner (Casual American), I Love Paraguay (Paraguayan), Los Pollos (Peruvian), Los Verdes (Colombian), Mario’s Restaurant (Italian) Molly Bloom’s (Irish Pub), Murphy’s Lobster Grill (Seafood), PJ Horgan’s (Irish Pub), Quaint (American), Riko Peruvian Cuisine (Peruvian), Salt & Fat (French/Korean), Sidetracks (American), Takesushi (Japanese), Tito Rad's Grill (Filipino), Tibetan Dumpling Cafe (Tibetan), Turkish Grill (Turkish), Venturo (Italian), Williamsburger (Casual American).
“We are really looking forward to Sunnyside Restaurant Week this year,” said Rachel Thieme, executive director of Sunnyside Shines. “Last year’s event was a big success for neighborhood restaurants and I am proud that we have doubled the number of participating businesses this year. This event highlights the diverse range of restaurants in Sunnyside, but there’s a huge problem - figuring out how to eat in all these amazing restaurants in just one week!”
Link: for current information on menus, art installations and Sunnyside Restaurant Week details please visit: http://www.sunnysideshines.org/sunnyside-restaurant-week