By Carol Tannenhauser
Taste of the Upper West Side is the 14th annual neighborhood food event and fundraiser, hosted by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). Held under a tent in the schoolyard on Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th Streets, it takes place this year on Friday, September 30, and Saturday, October 1, and will feature 32 restaurants each evening, including several new places that are planning to open soon.
The way it works is, you buy a ticket that is all-inclusive of unlimited food, wine, spirits, music, and entertainment. As always, there will be “the ultimate confectioners’ corner.” All are centered around innovative seasonal fare.
“We have had a great advance sale and anticipate we will be sold out by event time,” said Don Evans, organizer of the event. “I’m hoping West Siders come out in force to support these 64 restaurants over the two-day festival. These chefs/restaurant owners have gone through hell the past two-and-a-half years to still stay open. With the new restaurants that have opened this past year, we have become one of strongest restaurant communities in the city.”
All proceeds go back into the community and help fund neighborhood projects through the Columbus Avenue BID. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Bareburger Big Gay Ice Cream Bodega 88 Bodrum Meditarranean Restaurant De Capo El Fish Shack (Opening Soon) El Mitote Fred’s Friend of a Farmer (Opening Soon) Gazalas Han Dynasty Insomnia Cookies Jacob’s Pickles Jake’s Dilemma Janie’s Life-Chaning Baked Goods Jing Fong Kebab aur sharab (Opening Soon) Maison Pickle Make My Cake Momoya Nina’s Great Burrito Nobody Told Me Old John’s Diner Pizza Collective Shake Shack Shaking Crab Singlish Tessa The Gin Mill Tiki Chick Wau
Alice’s Tea Cup Asset Cafe Luxembourg Chama Mama Covacha Crave Fishbar De Capo Ella Social Essentials by Christophe (Opening Soon) Felice Gabriel’s Bar & Restaurant Good Enough to Eat Harvest Kitchen Kissaki Columbus Levain Bakery Leyla Magnolia Bakery Mille-Feuille Bakery Cafe Orwashers Bakery Pappardella Prohibition RedFarm Rosa Mexicano Tasca Tavern on the Green The Baylander The Consulate NYC The Gin Mill The Leopard at des Artistes The Smith Virgil’s Real BBQ William Greenberg Dessert