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Taste of Jackson Heights - Sat, 9/13

Jeffsayyes Sep 8, 2008 09:00 PM

Saturday, September 13th 12-4pm

The Taste of Jackson Heights brings you flavors from around the neighborhood and the world. Sample small plates from the best Indian, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Cuban, Greek, Italian, Latin American restaurants and more:

Al Namat Restaurant, 37-03 74th Street
Armondo’s, 74-27 37th Avenue
Cannelle Patisserie, 75-59 31st Avenue
Espresso 77, 35-57 77th Street
Jackson Diner, 37-47 74th Street
Jardi, 86-08 Northern Blvd.
Kabab King, 73-01 37th Road
La Fusta, 80-32 Baxter Avenue
Legends, 71-04 35th Avenue
Lety's, 77-07 37th Avenue
Limoncello, 40-39 82nd Street
Mama's Empanadas, 85-05 Northern Blvd.
Mojitos, 52-20 Roosevelt Avenue
Novo, 78-23 37th Avenue
Plaka, 75-61 31st Avenue
Raj Bhog, 72-27 37th Avenue
Raja Sweet, 72-31 37th Avenue
Thakali, 74-14 37th Avenue
Tomo Japanese restaurant, 86-12 37th Avenue
Sammy's Vendor at Broadway and 73rd Street
Uncle Peter's, 83-15 Northern Blvd.

This is nearly double the size of last year's event. Should be good!

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    dnm3k Sep 9, 2008 09:19 AM

    Where's Legends/The Ranger? pish posh.

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      david sprague Sep 9, 2008 09:31 AM

      it's there, mid-list. looks like a much fuller lineup than last year.

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        Jeffsayyes Sep 9, 2008 10:28 AM

        I've never been to legends, is it that good?

        I assume you don't mean you couldn't find it, the list is alphabetical after all. after K.

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          david sprague Sep 9, 2008 03:16 PM

          the bbq there is top notch, especially the brisket. the pitmaster is the same as when the space was pearson's --which was considered among the city's best. i haven't noticed a downturn to speak of. the sides, imo, are pretty mediocre aside from the onion rings.

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            dnm3k Sep 10, 2008 07:06 AM

            I need my glasses checked. Hah!
            Their BBQ since it isn't in Manhattan around the touristy area's it goes well under the radar. As far as BBQ sides aren't all sides supposed to be towards dismal? IMO Love the Potato Salad with sliced apples in it and their chili @ the Ranger/Legends.

      2. Woodside Al Sep 9, 2008 05:26 PM

        Where is it? Is it at St. Mark's church on 34th Ave. again?

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          Woodside Al Sep 9, 2008 05:53 PM

          OK, found the location information, which was pretty well-hidden on a website, and doesn't seem to be in the press release (way to advertise your event folks!):

          Sat. 9/13, 12-4 PM
          The Garden School Courtyard
          33-16 79th Street
          between 34th Ave. & Northern Blvd.

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            toby1355 Sep 10, 2008 06:24 PM

            If this is the same court yard/school as last year, how are they going to fit all these restaurants? There was barely enough room last year and this year's list looks to be almost double that of last year's. I don't get it.

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              Mike V Sep 10, 2008 11:28 PM

              I had the same concern and was told that the new space is larger.

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                Jeffsayyes Sep 11, 2008 06:10 PM

                yeah its in a school courtyard. pretty huge. we will have to wait a couple more years of doubling before they have to move again.

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                david sprague Sep 11, 2008 04:28 AM

                i believe it was at st mark's church last year, no? that's a much smaller space...

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            sidnek Sep 12, 2008 11:03 AM

            I haven't gone to this before. Can someone tell me a little about it? Long lines? Good portions? Quality examples of the food? Thanks!

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              toby1355 Sep 13, 2008 07:02 AM

              I went last year and weather permitting, I think I'll go again. That being said, I'd say the fair was okay. I went to try the Vendi(sp?) award winners food; and I did. But his line, as well as other vendors, quickly got really long as they struggled to keep up with demand. Also, some of the other vendors were just okay. Finally, last year it was a warm day and the limited seating, in the middle of the courtyard, was in the sun with no shade. It was pretty hot. I hope some of the logistics have been ironed for this year.

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