Anthony Bourdain: “Queens is arguably the most under-appreciated borough of New York. An impossibly complex matrix that reflects the culture and cuisine of the entire world.” Unlike Brooklyn (their chic neighbor to the south), Queens has not yet been invaded by hipster hordes and busloads of mainstream tourists. As Himalayans, Peruvians, Tibetans, Colombians, Spaniards, Turks, Paraguayans, Koreans, Chinese, Mexicans, Italians, Irish, Jews and Japanese moved into tidy and affordable neighborhoods such as Astoria, Elmhurst, Long Island City, Forest Hills, Corona, Sunnyside, Woodside, Jackson Heights and Flushing, grocery stores and restaurants showcasing their native products appeared, giving these immigrants an opportunity to consume the comfort foods from their native lands. Their abundant presence has made Queens a Culinary Showcase of the World!
Explore the gastronomical wonders of Queens, NY with world traveler and bon vivant Rick Bedrosian, leader of the world renowned Celtic-Rock band, Hair Of The Dog and George Harrison in the popular Beatles Tribute show, Hey Jude. Rick has been to Queens dozens of times and he’s racked up a long list of dynamite dining destinations. Your walking tour includes round trip transportation from the Capital District to NYC, Rick’s guidance throughout the tour, all NY Subway rides (we’ll be getting on and off a few times) and delicious and diverse food at at least 6 different locations. Many vegetarian and mild options are available. Drinks are at your own expense.
The tour departs Albany, NY at 7am and returns around 9pm. You can leave your vehicle in Albany and there is no charge to park. The cost of the tour is only $150 per person (plus gratuity). Please make your check payable to October Eve Music LLC and mail it to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. Please include your name, the name of anyone else that you may be reserving for, mailing and email addresses and a cellphone number for you and each guest. Due to the limited number of seats, payment must be received in full and reservations will be taken in the order they arrive. Don’t need transportation to and from Albany? No problem. You can meet us at our first stop and pay a reduced rate! These tours are limited to a maximum of 5-10 people so don’t wait too long to register. The Queens Food Tour takes place rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. You must be at least 16 years of age and in good physical condition as this is a walking tour. Those under 21 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended. October Eve Music assumes no liability or responsibility for any loss or injury. All sales are final and there are absolutely no refunds. For more information, contact October Eve Music: 518-421-6851 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out even more by watching a Travel With Rick Video on his website: www.rickbedrosian.com