Lunch Is Served!
Five eateries and Queens Brewery gave away free samples of their food and beverages to roughly 300 passers-by on October 5, as Queens Restaurant Week 2015 officially kicked off the 12th annual extravaganza with a festive outdoor ceremony at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale.
More than 200 restaurants — including such favorites as Christos Steak House in Astoria, Bayside’s Aperitif, and Glendale’s Shiro of Japan — will participate this year. Most establishments will offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner for $28 and lunch for $14.
The borough is so cuisine-heavy that diners need more than a week to cover all their options. Thus, Queens Restaurant Week 2015 will run from October 12 to October 23, although owners will decide if they want to offer their specials on weekdays, weekends or both. (A list of participants is at www.itsinqueens.com/restaurantweek.)
“One of the reasons we are known as ‘The World’s Borough’ is that our amazing diversity allows us to offer an incredible variety of the best dishes from around the world,” said Borough President Melinda Katz. “Queens Restaurant Week is a great way to highlight this fact and encourage both borough residents and visitors to enjoy some of this outstanding cuisine. I hope everyone will take advantage of this great opportunity to enjoy some really amazing food!”
“The Shops at Atlas Park is known for offering a dynamic retail mix which will include Queens’ first HomeGoods this holiday season and amazing restaurants. That’s one of the main reasons we are very excited to host the Queens Restaurant Week kick-off event,” said Liza Diaz, Property Manager, The Shops at Atlas Park. “We are the perfect location for this community event as we offer ample free space in a family-friendly environment.”
“This is NYC’s most delicious bargain, as there truly is something for every taste bud,” added Queens Economic Development Corporation Executive Director Seth Bornstein. “Plus, it fits in perfectly with the Queens Tourism Council’s mission to inform on the borough’s wonderful places to eat, shop, enjoy culture and have family fun. It’s in Queens and Eats in Queens!”
Queens Restaurant Week 2015 is a program of the Queens Tourism Council. It is sponsored by All County Parking, JetBlue Airways, LIC Flea + Food, Queens Brewery, Queens Courier, Resorts World Casino New York City, Trattoria Thirty Five and the Queens Gazette.