Basic Information about New Taste UWS

Introduction to Taste of the Upper West Side

Taste of the Upper West Side is an 11 years old food and drink festival. The festival has established itself as the most favored event in the neighborhood where the Upper West Side’s culinary community offer its best. Over two nights, filled with food and drink, the festival manages to attract nearly 3,500 guests. During the event, more than 80 chefs from the district’s most prestigious restaurants compete to present their signature dishes with samples. The menu is unlimited. Everybody who attends the event gets to indulge in the best food from the best restaurants in the area.

The event organizer of the Taste of the Upper West Side

The event is organized by the non-profit organization, Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). The proceedings from the event go straight to a committed account of the BID. The organizations use the funds to finance remodeling and improvement projects in the area. For example, in the past ten years, the organization continued contributing to the Wellness in the Schools project, produced the green streetscape block between W.76th-W.77th Streets (across the schoolyard fence) in addition to many other projects. If you want to learn more about how the BID support the area, visit the Columbus Avenue BID website.

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