Sheila Lewandowski, right, has been organizing Taste of LIC for the last ninr years. The event is a fundaiser for her nonprofit theater The Chocolate Factory.
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HUNTERS POINT — The annual
Taste of LIC returns on Tuesday when dozens of local restaurants will serve up food and drinks on the waterfront in Gantry Plaza State Park.
In its ninth year, the tasting event is a fundraiser for the nearby Chocolate Factory Theater, with proceeds going to support its 2014-'15 season of music, theater, dance and multimedia performances.
This year's Taste of LIC roster will feature 50 restaurants, including new additions like
51st Bakery and Cafe, Japanese tapas spot Hibino LIC and Vernon Boulevard craft pub Woodbines.
Returning participants include the foodie-favorite
M. Wells Dinette, coffee haven Sweatleaf and Alewife NYC, among others.
The event will also feature an auction and raffle, with prizes from more than 100 local businesses. An after party will take place at Sweetleaf LIC at 46-15 Center Blvd., with drink specials for all ticket holders.
Tickets for Taste of LIC cost $65 at the door. More information
can be found here.