Taste of Upper West Side - Shake Shack

Coming to you live from the Upper West Side, the 2016 New Taste of the Upper West Side will return this June for its annual line up of exquisite restaurants, renowned chefs, and celebrity hosts. Created by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (“BID”), the popular event will donate all proceeds to the surrounding community for projects such as the Columbus Avenue BID’s Sustainable Streetscape project, Theodore Roosevelt Park and other endeavors targeted towards neighborhood improvement.

In the 9 years since its inception, New Taste of the Upper West Side has become an attraction for residents and visitors alike, making it a iconic food destination for all. “Summer in the City: Surf & Turf,” is this year’s newest edition to the event, bringing a beachy theme with summertime and grilling in mind. Additionally, ten new restaurants will make their debut! Tune in below for the line up.

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Friday, June 3rd at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Summer in the City: Surf & Turf
Imagine a beachy-chic setting with your favorite surf, turf and other seasonal favorites while the rhythms of the Silver Arrow Band delight your eardrums. Get some summertime fun and indulge in the 45 restaurants serving up warm-weather goods with their own innovative twists. Stay tuned for the restaurant debut from two-time Michelin-star chef April Bloomfield and a couple of returning favs such as Momofuku Milk Bar, The Meatball Shop, Jacob’s Pickles, Shake Shack and AG Kitchen.  Anne Burrell, host of Food Network’s Worst Cooks in America and author of “Own Your Kitchen,” and Alex Guarnaschelli, chef/owner of Butter, judge on Food Network’s Chopped, will be your hosts. Click here to purchase tickets!

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Saturday, June 4th at 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

The Best of the West brings you the crème de la crème of Upper West Side– the taste of sophistication with the beauty of NYC as the backdrop. Hosted by Sara Gore of NBC’s New York Live and serenaded by Joe Battaglia and his 18-piece New York Big Band, gear up for newcomers such as Crave Fishbar, Olma Caviar Boutique & Lounge, Orwasher’s and Orwasher’s Bakery and Amorino Gelato and regulars RedFarm, Boulud Sud, Dovetail, Jacques Torres and Rosa Mexicano who will be returning for another year. Get your tickets here!
Cost: $135 per person or 2 for $250

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Saturday, June 4th at 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Best of the West VIP Presented by 21 West End
If you are in the mood for VIP treatment, this is for you. A private lounge and bar will be featured along with gift bags with items from sponsors. Additionally, you will be granted early access for an entire hour before general admission! Purchase tickets here!
Cost: $135 per person or 2 for $250
We hope to see you there, and of course, come ready to eat!