2016 Queens Taste: one bite at a time!


In case you somehow run out of things to do in New York, there are plenty of options to tickle your fancy on any given day. Thank goodness, this wonderful city has an array of exquisite events ready for attendance.

On Tuesday, May 3 the Queens Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the Queens Tourism hosted their annual food-and-networking event known as the Queens Taste 2016. I thought in 2015 was the best time ever – however, this year blew it out of the water.

Hosted at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows and attracting 700 guests, this is another reason why this particular was spectacular. In addition to the abundance of food traveling around the venue, it was even better because it was held in Queens – one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city and within its borough.

It offers such a different view and variety of such eclectic energy – celebrating the uniqueness of each town. On that note, back to the food tasting. In case you skipped lunch today, then, no worries because there was enough treats to erase the hunger pains.

Whether the taste buds called for Latin, Chinese, American, Italian, Russian, Caribbean – or whatever else the palate craves for including just dessert – Queens Taste had you covered. Restaurants including Mulan (Flushing), Joe’s Crab Shack (Elmhurst) Marani (Rego Park), Georgian, Sabor de Cuba (Astoria), Nest (Richmond Hill), Shake Shack (Queens Center), Entrepreneur Space – a food and business incubator in Long Island City – and many others introduced their delicious specialties.

Thirsty? No worries. Beverage delights from The Wine Store of Forest Hills helped wash everything out with caffeinated products from Coffeed as well as some interesting liquid concoctions made from the local Queens Courage Gin.

The entire night also presented several opportunities to dance and mingle and do a little networking in between bites. In case you missed it, too bad. Click here, to get the deets on the QEDC and for information on the next Queens Taste.

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