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Feature Stories September 26, 2013  RSS feed

Restaurant Week In Queens Starts Cooking In Kew Gdns.

Free Food For All On Borough Hall’s Steps

Hundreds of people sampled fare from around Queens Monday, Sept. 23, at a kick-off party for Queens Restaurant Week 2013 held at Borough Hall in Kew Gardens. The event runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3 and Oct. 7-10.Queens Restaurant Week 2013 officially kicked off with a festive outdoor ceremony at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Monday, Sept. 23.

Seven local establishments—including the newly launched Queens Brewery—gave away samples to roughly 500 passersby. Borough President Helen M. Marshall, Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein and Melrose Credit Union Director of Marketing and Public Affairs Robert Nemeroff enjoyed the cuisine and spoke about Queens Restaurant Week 2013, which runs for eight days from Monday, Sept. 30, to Thursday, Oct. 3; and Monday, Oct. 7, to Thursday, Oct. 10.

More than 50 restaurants—including Bayside’s Tequila Sunrise (Mexican), Uncle Peter’s (European) in Jackson Heights, Haveli (Indian) in Forest Hills, Dazie’s (Italian) in Sunnyside and Astoria’s Christos (steakhouse and Greek)—will participate in the event.

Most eateries will offer one three- course, prix fixe dinner for $28 and lunch for $14. Some establishments will also offer their specials beyond Oct. 10.

“Queens Restaurant Week allows diners to enjoy some of the tastiest dishes from around the world without having to spend a lot or travel very far,” said Marshall. “Each year this event is a fabulous celebration of the wide variety of dining experiences available in what is the most diverse county in America. I hope as many people as possible take advantage of Queens Restaurant Week and partake of our borough’s outstanding cuisine.”

“There is so much top-notch dining in Queens that our Restaurant Week actually lasts for eight days!” added Bornstein. “This is the most delicious bargain in New York City, as there truly is something for every taste bud. Great food? It’s in Queens!”

Queens Restaurant Week 2013 is a program of the Queens Tourism Council.