Uptown Eats at New Taste of the Upper West Side

Uptown Eats at New Taste of the Upper West Side

Have you ever had one of those days when your cravings run the gamut? From soul-satisfying sandwiches to stick-to-your-ribs barbecue, you pretty much want it all? Well, if you checked the “yes” box, you can pig out to your heart’s content at New Taste of the Upper West Side, the annual food fest that features mouthwatering UWS cuisine all in one place.

The 9th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side will take place Fri., June 3 and Sat., June 4. The popular event, which was created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, lets NYC visitors and locals sample mouthwatering selections from several area restaurants. This year’s food fest will feature more than 90 local restaurants, including 10 new eateries that will make their first appearance at the show.

When it comes to new offerings, this year marks the debut of “Summer in the City: Surf & Turf,” a beach-themed event that will see 45 restaurants reimagine beloved warm-weather standards with unique and innovative twists. “Summer in the City: Surf & Turf” will take place on Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s Worst Cooks, and Alex Guarnaschelli, chef/owner of Butter and judge on Food Network’s Chopped will host the event. 

On Saturday, Best of the West is back celebrating the best of UWS cuisine. Saturday’s festivities will take place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and will be hosted by Sara Gore of NBC’s New York Live and Open House. Best of the West VIP Presented by 21 West End—the festival’s exclusive VIP reception—will take place from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Nothing says spring like a good old-fashioned food fest. If your stomach starts to rumble, head uptown to enjoy live music, crisp wine and an almost endless array of innovative cuisine.

The 9th Annual New Taste of the Upper West Side will take place under a grand tent on Columbus Avenue between W. 76th and W. 77th streets in the O’Shea Complex Schoolyard. All net proceeds from the event go to neighborhood improvement and beautification projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s Sustainable Streetscape project and Theodore Roosevelt Park.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


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