Under a white tent on a perfect summer evening on Tuesday, more than 40 Long Island City restaurants ranging from steak houses like S Prime to LIC bar favorites like Alewife and even neighborhood Chinese takeout like New City Kitchen Express served up their menu favorites during this year’s Taste of Long Island City. Sponsored by The Chocolate Factory, the event included performances from rapper Champagne Jerry, raffles and appearances by area elected officials, including Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), who served as an MC.
The boys from Alobar Restaurant put together hundreds of pulled pork sliders, topped with a healthy serving of coleslaw and special sauce.
Some patrons took their meals onto one of the piers and enjoyed a perfect summer sunset behind the Midtown Manhattan skyline.
Woza NYC serves a South African bread pudding that proved popular.
The Chocolate Factory’s Sheila Lewandowski enjoys the festivities.
More than 40 neighborhood restaurants allowed hundreds to sample their favorite menu items under a white tent pitched below the gantries on the banks of the East River.
Pasta and other assorted Italian dishes, including chicken and peppers, were served up at Manetta’s Ristorante’s table.
Assistant Chief Diana Pizzuti, commanding officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, talks with Taste of LIC volunteers.
A smorgasbord of bread and other baked goods invites patrons.
Bite-sized treats, including a bacon-jam on cucumber appetizer and spicy shrimp soup, attracted patrons to Rest-au-Rant’s table.