The Queens Economic Development Corporation (QEDC) hosted the tenth annual Queens Taste 2012 festival at Citi Field on May 1. Fantastic food and refreshing beverages happily competed with unique networking opportunities and a festive atmosphere as 47 vendors and almost 1,000 individuals enjoyed at Citi Field’s Caesars Club on May 1.
Roughly 1,000 people attended the event to taste the food and beverages of 47 vendors. Queens Taste 2012 also included an art exhibit by Jackson Heights-based curator Zoescope, a stand up routine by Steve Hofstetter of the Laughing Devil Comedy Club in Long Island City and a special appearance by Mr. Met. During the taste competition, Magna Ristorante of Flushing won the Best Entrée Award for its Penne alla Siciliana and Pollo alla omana, and Bayside’s Papazzio Restaurant won the Best Appetizer Award for its Pasta e Fagioli. The Best Dessert award went to Long Island City-based Tropisec, which creates flowers and other edible designs from dried tropical fruits.