The “People’s Garden” on 111th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is hosting a unique food festival on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. with the 111th Street Block Association.
It’s meant as a show of support for local restaurants and bars, though most of them won’t be there. Instead, people can buy tickets that they can take to the restaurants in return for some food. For $10, they can get treats from 6 restaurants.
“This will be a tasting showcase in support of local restaurants, bars, and food shops,” the People’s Gardeners tell us. “We’ll sell “passports” for $10 each and purchasers will be able to visit participating locations and taste a sample dish or beverage. All funds raised will go to these businesses.”
Among the local spots that intend to be there at the garden are Westside Market, Samad’s Gourmet, and Bronx Ice.
It’s also a way to celebrate community. They”ll have music and a raffle, as well as samples of Garden Tea, made with People’s Garden ingredients.
The list of participating restaurants includes:
V & T Restaurant and Pizzeria
Hungarian Pastry Shop
Mel’s Burger Bar
The Heights Bar & Grill
Hex & Company