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Taste of Bayside Postponed Until Spring

Annual food and drink tasting event had been pushed back due to scheduling conflicts.

The Bayside Business Association’s 10th annual Taste of Bayside event has been postponed until the spring due to scheduling conflicts, the group’s president said.

The event, during which northeast Queens residents can sample food and drinks from local eateries, was set to take place on Jan. 23 at Bayside’s Adria Hotel and Conference Center.

But it has now been pushed back to a yet-to-be-disclosed date in the spring.

“It was unforeseen and there was nothing we could do about it,” Bayside Business Association President Judith Limpert said. “This is one of our most fun events, so we’re disappointed. But it will be rescheduled.”

She said the evening of food and drink tasting would likely be held in May.

An estimated 20 to 25 vendors typically take part in the event.

This year’s roster includes Bare Burger, Bourbon Street, Cascarino’s, Marbella, Papazzio, Tequila Sunrise, White Castle, Maggie Moo’s and Francis Lewis Pastry Shop.

BlueRick January 17, 2013 at 11:25 AM
$30.00 to get in to sample the food? Should be free.
Phil Konigsberg January 17, 2013 at 06:46 PM
As the article states above, the event provides an opportunity for northeast Queens residents to sample food and drinks from local eateries. It should not, however, provide an opportunity for a vendor to participate in the event whose products it sells has been proven to cause cancer and other diseases. Last year I understand that Habana Cigars was a participant in the Taste of Bayside and I heard they might have been signed up as a participant again this year. Tobacco products and the ability to taste good food do not mix and the Taste of Bayside is sending the wrong message if they continue to invite this vendor. Customers attend this event to sample (consume) many of the food vendors in Bayside, however, Habana Cigars is not permitted by both New York State and New York City law to have its products consumed on the premises of the event due to overwhelming evidence that its products will cause cancer and other diseases to its users. Lets hope that the organizers of the Taste of Bayside use these few months of delay to reconsider their philosophy of which vendors should participate in the event and remove any association with tobacco products.
BlueRick January 17, 2013 at 08:23 PM
And I agree with Phil...
Bruno Donaggio January 23, 2013 at 09:46 AM
The adults in the room can decide if they want to or not want to patronize Habana Cigars

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