FOOD BUZZ AND A SLIDESHOW FROM NEW TASTE OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE

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Mingling outside at the 2015 New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival.

If the New Taste of the Upper West Side food festival this weekend was any indication, the neighborhood has a strong — and even sexy — food culture, even if certain New York Post columnists may disagree. Upper West Siders know how to eat well — we’re not just sitting in our apartments quietly sobbing into our leftover Caesar salads, at least not every night.

More than 80 restaurants offered tasting plates to hundreds of attendees in a festival that raises money for the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District and various nonprofits, including Wellness in the Schools, which serves healthy food and teaches good eating habits in city public schools. Part of the money raised by the festival this year will pay for the restoration of the streetscape on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th that was rebuilt by the BID but then damaged this winter.

Some highlights from Friday and Saturday night’s events:

Check out photos from the event below:

West Side Rag helped sponsor this year’s event.

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    1. Christina says:

      Great!