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Taste of LIC Returns for 13th Year Next Week

Kaufman Astoria Studios (iStock)

May 31, 2018 By Nathaly Pesantez

An annual event showcasing the variety of foods Long Island City has to offer is returning for a 13th year next week.

“Taste of LIC” will take place on Tuesday, June 5 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the backlot of Kaufman Astoria Studios at 34-12 36th St.

The event features more than 40 restaurants, vendors, and breweries that will be offering attendees food and drink items to sample and savor. Participants include favorites like Casa Enrique, M. Wells Steakhouse and sLICe, as well as breweries like LIC Beer Project and Big Alice Brewing.

A dance performance by Keely Garfield will also take place during the event.

Tickets are set at varying prices, and begin at $65 in advance or $75 at the door for a 6:30 p.m. general admission ticket. The next option is a $150 ticket, which comes with 5:30 p.m. admission and an event T-shirt. The big ticket item is a $400 entry that includes two 5:30 p.m. tickets, event T-shirts and a designated $100 donation.

All proceeds for the Taste of LIC go to supporting The Chocolate Factory Theater, the experimental arts dance company which recently announced a new operating space in Long Island City.

Raffle tickets are also available for purchase, and include prizes like a limited edition vinyl LP from Kohji Setoh, a Japanese sound artist who composed pieces for The Chocolate Factory’s 2016-2017 season, gift certificates to LIC performances, and more. Funds here are split between the theater and the LIC Girl Scouts.

For tickets and a full list of participating restaurants and breweries, visit The Chocolate Factory Theater’s Taste of LIC website.

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The backlot of Kaufman? That’s Astoria, not LIC. Why isn’t this near Vernon, Jackson, or Center Blvd?


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