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Photos courtesy of the QEDC
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Calling all Queens foodies! Queens Taste is coming to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for a night of specialty food, brews and networking opportunities.

From 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, over 60 restaurants, beverage companies, dessert makers and specialty food purveyors with gather at the New York Hall of Science, located at 47-01 111th St., to hand out samples of their offerings.

Hosted by the Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) and the Queens Tourism Council, Queens Taste 2018 will over a variety of flavors from Queens that will send your taste buds on a journey. From barbecue and Chinese to Indian and Mexican, there’s something for everyone at Queens Taste 2018, including tables from Bareburger, Casa del Chef, Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, Kurry Qulture, Neir’s Tavern and Queens Curry Kitchen, just to name a few.

Wash down your fare with brews from borough-based breweries such as Bayside Brewery, Big aLICe, Brooklyn Brewery, Catskill Distillery, or taste wine and spirits from local regional wine experts and local spirits stores. Finish off your meal with something sweet from a number of dessert specialists, including Biggie’s Crack Toffee, Bliss Street Creamery, Javamelts, Little Pleasures Catering, Mahalo New York Bakery, Mama Lam’s and Two Hearts One Cupcake.

Queens Taste also provides an opportunity for networking. Many of the anticipated 650 attendees either live or do business in Queens and include executive-level employees of large borough-based entities, such as the USTA, Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Port Authority of NY & NJ, as well as international firms such as Delta, Con Edison and TD Bank.

Tickets for the event cost $125 or two for $200 and give you an all-you-can-eat dining experience. Proceeds from the event will go to support the QEDC’s ongoing efforts to attract, create, and maintain jobs in the borough.

To purchase tickets and to see a full list of participating eateries, visit thequeenstaste.com.

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