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, Israelis 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 indigenous products appeared, giving these immigrants an opportunity to consume their own particular comfort foods in America. Their abundant presence has made Queens a Culinary Showcase of the World!
On Saturday, April 29th, 2023, explore the gastronomical wonders of Long Island City, Flushing, Corona and Woodside, Queens with world traveler, YouTube TV series host, leader of the internationally renowned Celtic-Rock band, Hair Of The Dog and “George Harrison” in the popular Beatlemania show, Hey Jude, Rick Bedrosian. Rick has been to Queens hundreds of times and he’s racked up a long list of dynamite dining destinations. Your foodie tour includes round trip transportation from the Capital District to NYC via deluxe motor coach, Rick’s guidance throughout the tour (and a bit of entertainment on the bus) and delicious and diverse food at at least 3 different locations. Both vegetarians and non-vegetarians are welcome on this and all my tours. Our final stop will be a short visit to Woodside, Queens where we will have an opportunity to toast our good fortune (and great food) in one of their many fine Irish pubs.
The tour departs from Yankee Trails (569 3rd Avenue, Rensselaer, NY) at 7am and returns at approximately 10:30pm. You can leave your vehicle at Yankee Trails and there is no charge to park. The cost of the tour is $160 per person (plus gratuities) and includes transportation and all food. Drinks are at your expense. These tours are limited to a maximum of 30 people so don’t wait too long to register. This Queens Food Tour takes place rain or shine. Bring an umbrella if rain is in the forecast. Mail your check, payable to October Eve Music LLC to: October Eve Music, PO Box 2, Delmar, NY 12054. If you prefer PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the name of each guest, one email address and at least one cell phone number per group. Be sure to PRINT LEGIBLY if you are paying by check. You must be at least 21 years of age and in good physical condition as this is a walking tour. Dress in layers and feel free to leave unneeded layers or umbrellas on the bus. 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. Contact October Eve Music: 518-421-6851 or email@example.com if you have any questions. Find out even more by watching Rick’s TV Series, “I Could Eat”, the Pilot Episode: YouTube.com/ICouldEat