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Recent Press Coverage

" On Saturday, September 26th, the streets of three Manhattan 'hoods will come alive with handcrafted wares from local merchants, bites from nearby eateries and sips from the nabe's boozy standbys..."

"A village of white tents will showcase small-plates offerings from some of the best restaurants in the area..."

Last year we were named a city's top annual food&drink event by...

"Don't let those cobblestones prevent you from attending Tastes NYC at the Gansevoort Plaza to sample bites from some of New York City's top chefs... The event is also environmentally friendly, promising zero-waste by collecting all food scraps, utensils, and serving dishes that are recycles or compostable."

Last year we were featured in...

"Flats are better than heels for navigating the old-world cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District for Tastes NYC's seventh annual food extravaganza..."


"It's an afternoon of nibbling among the cobblestones, when chefs from some of the best restaurants in Chelsea, the Meatpacking District and the West Village converge on Gansevoort Plaza for the 7th Annual Tastes of NYC..."


"Summer's Last Hoorah: Tastes NYC Returns to the Meatpacking District for Its Seventh Year"

In recent years we were featured in...

In Dining Calendar (by Florence Fabricant) "On Gansevoort Plaza, the cobblestone area at Gansevoort Street and Ninth Avenue in the meatpacking district, chefs will serve tastes of their specialties on Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to aid the NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies."

In Weekend Fare (by Bao Ong) "Restaurants in the Meatpacking district and Chelsea... will converge on Gansevoort Plaza... to serve tastes of their special dishes"


"Eat your way through the day with six samples from neighboring restaurants, including Fatty Crab, Frankies 570, and Ryu."


"On June 2, a bunch of the city's top chefs will gather in the Meatpacking District to stuff your face and support a good cause at the same time."



"Restaurants like Frankies 570, Macao Trading Company, and The Meatball Shop will be serving their grub on Gansevoort Street today to benefit The Lab School for Collaborative Studies. "


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"The NYC Lab School is going way beyond the bake sale on Saturday to raise funds for students, recruiting culinary superstars for the fifth annual Tastes NYC, an outdoor culinary extravaganza featuring the city's top chefs."


"Please join us on Saturday, June 2nd for a food festival benefitting The LAB School with Meatpacking's best restaurants..."


"Dozens of New York City chefs from Chelsea and the Meatpacking District will gather in Gansevoort Plaza... All proceeds benefit The Lab School for Collaborative Studies."


"What's it like to eat Buddakan during the day? Find out when the restaurant — along with Fatty Crab, Frankies 570, and more — creeps into the sunlight for this outdoor food fest...


"TastesNYC will offer samples from the "Who's who" of the neighborhood's restaurants: Abe & Arthur's, Buddakan, Dos Caminos, Fatty Crab, Frankie's 570, Spasso, Pastis, and Spice Market are among the participants.


"If there is one thing I love about summer it is the outdoor food festivals..."


"Abe & Arthur's Partners up with the Meatpacking District's Top Restaurants... join EMM Group's Abe & Arthur's for mouth-watering menu favorites on Gansevoort Street and its cobblestoned plaza."


"Top restaurants from Chelsea, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District are taking to the cobblestone streets of Gansevoort Plaza on Saturday, June 2nd "


"The Meatpacking District will be taken over by good eats with the annual Tastes NYC this Saturday June 2nd from 11:30-3pm. Stuff your face with food from some of the city's top chefs and support a good cause at the same time."


"If you do not have any plans today and want to get some great food, You can go to Tastes NYC at Gansevoort Plaza..."


"The NYC Lab School and downtown's finest restaurants partner once again for this fifth annual culinary extravaganza and descend upon Gansevoort Plaza..."


"Downtown's finest restaurants will partner with The NYC Lab School for this 5th annual culinary extravaganza."

Experiences from Tastes NYC 2012

"Great food, nice weather, and people coming together for a charitable cause, were the perfect ingredients to make a great event!"


"I had salmon, meatballs and mashed potatoes from Smorgas Chef, burgers from Bill's Bar and Burger, Chicken liver and fois gras mousse from Pastis... This is a great event for a great cause and it was so delicious! Next year it will happen again on the first Saturday in June so mark your calendars now!"


"Friedman's Lunch- Pulled Pork Sliders with Papaya BBQ sauce and Pickled Red Onion by chef Justin Brunwassser... You can't go wrong with pulled pork, red onions, and BBQ sauce! Pretty good, I would definitely say one of the best dishes at the festival."