Sunnyside Restaurant Week

Sunnyside Restaurant Week takes place from October 20-24, 2014. 

33 (just updated!) fantastic local restaurants have signed up for this year's Sunnyside Restaurant Week!   Each restaurant will serve a 3 course dinner menu for $25, and some have also opted to create a special lunch menu.  Browse menus below and start planning your dining schedule.  In addition to the delicious food, the arts organization No Longer Empty has curated site-specific art installations in several of the restaurants.  Please see below for more information.

OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION:

Please join us at Salt and Fat on Monday, October 20 at 7pm for the opening reception of From Nuisance to New Stance, a series of art installations curated by No Longer Empty.  This year's show contains the work of several great local Sunnyside and NYC-based artists, and we hope you join us on Monday for a guided walking tour of the art installations.

       

BROWSE MENUS HERE:

Ariyoshi | 41-13 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Los Pollos Peruvian Restaurant | 45-51 46th Street

Lunch | Dinner

Arriba Arriba | 40-17 Queens Blvd.

Lunch | Dinner

Los Verdes | 46-26 Greenpoint Ave.

Lunch | Dinner

Bar 43 | 43-06 43rd Street

Lunch | Dinner

Mario's Restaurant | 43-04 47th Ave.

Dinner

Bliss 46 Bistro | 43-46 46th Street

Lunch | Dinner

Molly Blooms | 43-13 Queens Blvd.

Lunch | Dinner

Bliss Street Station | 47-02 Greenpoint Ave.

Lunch | Dinner

Murphy's Lobster Grill | 48-20 Skillman Ave.

Dinner

Blu Orchid | 45-04 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

PJ Horgan's | 42-17 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Bucharest | 43-45 40th Street

Lunch | Dinner

Quaint | 46-10 Skillman Ave.

Dinner

Claret Wine Bar | 46-02 Skillman Ave.

Dinner

Riko Peruvian Cuisine | 45-23 Greenpoint Ave

Dinner

Copper Kettle | 50-24 Skillman Ave.

Dinner

Salt and Fat | 41-16 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Dazies Restaurant | 39-41 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Sidetracks | 45-08 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

De Mole Restaurant | 45-02 48th Ave.

Dinner

Takesushi | 43-46 42nd Street

Dinner

Dee Thai | 46-17 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Tibetan Dumpling Cafe | 49-08 Queens Blvd.

Lunch and Dinner (2 can eat for $25!)

Dog and Duck | 45-20 Skillman Ave.

Dinner

Tito Rad's Grill | 49-12 Queens Blvd.

Lunch and Dinner (2 can eat for $25!)

Don Pollo | 41-06 Greenpoint Ave.

Dinner

Turkish Grill | 42-03 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Foxy's Diner | 43-11 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

Venturo | 44-07 Queens Blvd.

Dinner

I Love Paraguay | 43-16 Greenpoint Ave.

Dinner

Williamsburger | 36-17 Greenpoint Ave.

Lunch | Dinner

 

JUST ADDED!

Mangal Kebab Turkish Restaurant | 46-20 Queens Blvd

Dinner

*Note: please be sure to check with restaurants on any substitutions, as well as days/hours of operation.  Thanks!

 

ART INSTALLATIONS:  From Nuisance to New Stance

From Nuisance to New Stance features five site-specific public art installations as a part of Sunnyside Restaurant Week that investigate the identity and cultural development of Sunnyside. The artworks interpret the neighborhood’s evolution from expanses of farmland to a new hot spot of New York’s cultural and artistic life. The project addresses the local garden culture, mutual influences of art and food on each other, diverse ethnic groups, and other worlds—all that within the unpredictable sphere of the public space.

A selection of Nicolas Touron’s ceramic plates, with which he mapped the world through a graphic interpretation of each country, will be exhibited at Salt & Fat and will serve as a visual romance and unique background for the start of the opening ceremony on October 20.

Invoking fairy tales and hidden gardens, the Irish Pub PJ Horgan’s will be invaded by Botanicas— fantastical, dreamlike “pieces” of nature by Colombian Artist Lina Puerta, bursting out of the interior structure and recreating a connection between the Irish world of fables and myths.

The graphic, site-specific wall installation by Juan Hinojosa will be created for the main room of Venturo Restaurant. Inspired by pop culture, different social circles and the city itself, it will interpret the historical and cultural location of the restaurant.

Similar in technique and use of materials, but distinct in form and content, will be Soonae Tark’s window installation at Los Verdes. Her analytic approach to life and environment is displayed in her art through an abstract and minimalist character. 

Mark Salinas, founder of 7 Train Murals, will create two new artworks for Bucharest Restaurant on 40th Street. An outdoor mural and an indoor textile installation are inspired by traditional Romanian embroidery patterns and will relate to both the outside sphere and the interior culture.

On opening night, one of the highlights will be a public screening of art videos at Dazies Restaurant revisiting FOOD, the conceptual restaurant founded by Gordon Matta-Clark and Carol Goodden in 1972 in SoHo. In short time, FOOD became a space for dialogue and conversation that convened artists and the local community. This screening will be a starting point for the experience of art and food during From Nuisance to New Stance. The video ‘I want to be an artist’ (Nicolas Touron) give insight to the work and life of an art student/chef, and “Odd Jobs: Food Flavorist” (Rachel Feiermann) is a documentary about an aroma-maker in the contemporary food industry.

Special thanks to the participating restaurants, and also to Linda at Merit Group & Associates for her assistance!

Artist / Piece Location
Mark Salinas / 'Romanian Embroidery' Bucharest Restaurant, 43-45 40th Street
Lina Puerta / 'Botanicas' PJ Horgan's, 42-17 Queens Blvd
Juan Hinojosa / 'Extra Ordinary Machine' Venturo, 44-07 Queens Blvd
Nicolas Touron / 'World Map' Salt and Fat, 41-16 Queens Blvd
Soonae Tark / 'Going Out with Spiderman' Los Verdes, 46-26 Greenpoint Avenue

Various Artists/ Film Screenings

(Monday night, October 20, only)

Dazies, 39-41 Queens Blvd

 

   

 

From top left: images courtesy of Lina Puerta, Nicolas Touron and Soonae Tark.