The Taste of Sunnyside, held this year on May 20, 2014 was a huge success in a new location right under the elevated 7 train. More than 500 people attended the event - a springtime food festival featuring 30 local Sunnyside restaurants, breweries and food markets.
Attendees at the Taste of Sunnyside sampled food and drink from Sunnyside’s diverse restaurants. Given the neighborhood’s diverse food culture, the selections served by participating businesses were fantastic: where else can you try lobster mac & cheese, Colombian kernel corn, Romanian hors d'oeuvres, smoked meatballs and seitan with vegan mole poblano, all at the same event?
Sunnyside Shines partnered with Edible Queens on the event, which is part of our efforts to promote the district as a dining destination. This year’s event was the fourth Taste of Sunnyside event, but the first time it has been held in an outdoor location, and the first time any such event has taken place under the elevated 7 train in Sunnyside.
In addition to the food, attendees were treated with musical entertainment from NYC's only all-female mariachis Mariachi Flor de Toloache, local subway jazz band Sunnyside Social Club and a cappella superstars Ten and Change. A photo booth from Mashbooths was on-site to provide free photo booth pictures to attendees as well.
Sunnyside Shines is grateful to all the restaurants, event sponsors, volunteers and musicians who made this amazing event possible. Thank you for making this event a huge success!
Gold sponsors: Associated Marketplace, TD Bank, White Castle
Silver sponsors: Bronstein Properties, Fresh n Save Marketplace, Triad Management
Bronze sponsors: Arthur Weiner, Bing's Hallmark, Dazies Restaurant, Lowery Wines & Liquors, Maureen Lynch - Lynch Funeral Home
We hope that you had a chance to discover your new favorite Sunnyside restaurant from the participating restaurants below:
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 | Manhattan Beer Distributors | Murphy's Lobster Grill | New York Style Eats | Nita's European Bakery | PJ Horgan's | Quaint | Queens Brewery | Salt and Fat | Sidetracks | SingleCut Beersmiths | Takesushi | Venturo | White Castle | Williamsburger
Please browse our photos below, and see our full photo gallery on our Facebook page. Photos by Michael Rapp.