Features NY Life — 26 January 2017
The LocalBozo Hit List: NYC 2017

Keep it here for the 2017 events that we’re anticipating most over the next few weeks in the greater New York City area.

Taste Of The Upper West Side

Date: Friday, May 19th – Saturday, May 20th

Event: New Taste of the Upper West Side

Place: 76th Street and Columbus Avenue

Cost: Varies

The Scoop:  One of springtime’s annual rites of passage is headed back to New York City next weekend.  Tasked with fundraising to keep up the beautification of one of the City’s most desired neighborhoods, New Taste of the Upper West Side celebrates its 10th spectacular year in style.  Fortunately, the main beneficiary here are the ticketholders who will be treated to two outstanding evenings of incredible eats and drinks underneath a sprawling tent on Columbus Avenue.  It all kicks off on Friday evening, May 19th, where television personality Adam Richman and famed Chef Alex Guarnaschelli (Butter) again return to host ‘Summer in the City: Surf & Turf.’  For three full hours, attendees will be fed by the likes of some of the most masterful culinary hands that the neighborhood has to offer.  From Black Tap to 5 Napkin Burger, Han Dynasty to Isabella’s, Shake Shack to Serafina and a couple dozen more!

Saturday evening, the food-focused action intensifies even further with ‘Best of the West.’  Honoring famed business partners Chef April Bloomfield (The Breslin, Salvation Burger) and Ken Friedman and hosted by ESPN analyst and former NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer, the evening will celebrate a decade of fine dining, tasty spirits and backed by the sounds of DJ Price.  Among the forty plus chefs coming out for this one – Jean-Georges Vongerichten (Jean-Georges), Joe Ng (RedFarm), John Fraser (Dovetail), Jacques Torres (Jacques Torres Chocolate), Alex Garcia (AG Kitchen) will all be representing their tables, interacting with guests amid the festivities.  Both affairs will sell out – do yourself a favor and secure your tickets here!

- Jane Van Arsdale

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