Taste of Sunnyside Made Gloomy Weather Sunnier

The gloomy weather didn't stop the Taste of Sunnyside from delivering delicious grub. Neither did it prevent people from attending. It was my first time going to the Taste of Sunnyside. I was really excited because I already knew that there will be a lot of different kinds of food. Michael and I were very lucky to have been given media passes by The Sunnyside Shines for this event.

The Taste of Sunnyside took place underneath the 46th Street stop of the 7 train. VIP ticket holders and media personnel were granted early admission to the food tasting event. The tented event featured some of the neighborhood's restaurants and/ vendors. Unfortunately, we weren't able to taste everything (it was packed in there), but we did get to try a few dishes. We started to kick off our tasting with kimchi dumplings from the newly opened Dumplings and Things. We also tried the ribs and chicken from Tito Rad's Grill (I was hoping to score some lumpia but maybe next time). The tostada from Salt & Fat was quite delicious as well. I heard that last year, they served chicharon and that it was amazing. I also really enjoyed the steamed veggie dumpling from Punda Tibetan Restaurant.

If I had to choose one favorite from the event, it would have to be Finback Brewery's coconut IPA. It was AMAZING! Michael and I have totally different preferences when it comes to beer and we both LOVED this one. Finback's coconut IPA has the perfect balance of body, crispness and flavor. It is our newest favorite beer at the moment.

The only thing I wish there was more of was dessert but overall, the Taste of Sunnyside certainly filled my belly with great food.