Taste Williamsburg-Greenpoint, Queens, and Manhattan in Three Days

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Photo: Courtesy of Taste of the Nation

Over the course of three days (May 16, 17, and 18), three big tastings will offer the opportunity to sample a sizable swathe of the city’s eateries. Here’s a cheat sheet to help you determine whether you want to explore Williamsburg-Greenpoint, Queens, Manhattan, or all three. No, there won’t be a Belgian waffle stand at the Queens event (à la Iron Man 2), but the Manhattan event will feature a pretzel stand!

Taste Williamsburg Greenpoint
What: A cook-off between the Food Experiment guys, a pop-up version of the Market, and samples from local eateries, plus live music from the Morning Pages and Chica Libre. To benefit the Northside Town Hall.
When: May 16, noon till 4 p.m.
Where: N 11th Street, between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
Who:
An Nhau & Banh Mi
Antek
Aurora Ristorante
Bakeri
Bedford Cheese Shop
Blackbird Parlour
DOC Wine Bar
Dressler
Dumont
Fabiane's Cafe & Pastry
Fatty 'Cue
Fornino
Juliette
Karczma
Le Barricou
Lodge
M Shanghai
Manhattan Inn
Mesa Coyoacan
Miranda
Nita Nita
Pies 'n' Thighs
Rabbithole
Rye
Sel De Mer
Sweetwater
Taco Chulo
Teddy's Bar & Grill
Traif
Van Leeuwen's Ice Cream
Walter Foods
Wine Cellar Sorbets
Wombat
How Much: $35 to $95 at Taste Williamsburg-Greenpoint .

Taste of the Nation NYC
When: May 17, 8 p.m. till 10:30 p.m.
Where: Grand Hyatt, 109 East 42nd Street
What: Jeffrey Chodorow, Danny Meyer, Drew Nieporent, and Terry Zarikian chair the New York leg of this roving national blowout. Expect book signings, an auction, drinks by mixologists from PDT, Pegu Club, Cienfuegos, and more. To benefit City Harvest, Food Bank for New York City, NYC Coalition Against Hunger, Just Food, and Nutrition Consortium of NYS.
Who:
10 Downing
Aldea
Aquavit
Artisanal & Bar Artisanal
Asia de Cuba
BLT Fish
Blue Hill
Blue Smoke
Brasserie Les Halles
Cafe 2 & Terrace 5 @ MoMA
Casa Mono & Bar Jamon
Centrico
China Grill
Choptank**
Dirt Candy
Ed’s Chowder House
Eleven Madison Park
Felidia
Gramercy Tavern
Hill Country
Hudson Yards
ilili
Kuma Inn*
Landmarc
L’Ecole
Le Cirque
Maialino*
Marc Forgione
Marseille
Matsugen
Papabubble*
Picholine
Porter House
Rickshaw Dumpling Bar
Rick’s Picks
Rouge Tomate
Scarpetta
Sigmund Pretzel Shop**
South Gate
Sushi Samba
Tabla
Tanuki Tavern
Telepan
The Meatball Shop*
The Modern
The Stanton Social
Tribeca Grill
Union Square Cafe
Yerba Buena
Yerba Buena Perry
(* VIP lounge, ** Stella Artois Beer Garden)
How Much: $375 for VIP or $275 for general admission at New York Taste.

Queens … A Taste of the World
When: May 18, 6 p.m. till 9 p.m.
Where: Caesar's Club at Citi Field
What: Appearances by Food Network’s Dave Lieberman, a culinary-awards ceremony, and bites from over 40 restaurants. To benefit the Queens Economic Development Corporation.
Who:
Austin's Steak & Ale House
Cocina Latina
Deluge Restaurant
La Fusta Steakhouse
O Lavrador Restaurant
Riverview Restaurant
The Original Cascarino's
Zum Stammtisch Restaurant
Bantry Bay Publick House
Dazies Restaurant
Floresta
London Lennie's
Pappazzio Restaurant
Ruso's on the Bay
Vetro
Bourbon Street Café
De Mole Restaurant
Giardino
Mulan Restaurant
Pavilion Grille
Tequila Sunrise of Bayside
White Castle System Inc.
How Much: $100 at Discover Queens.