There’s just one day left to RSVP for the Taste of Ridgewood, a food-fest fundraiser for the Ridgewood Y’s Strong Kids Campaign. The complete list of participating restaurants hasn’t been revealed yet, but so far they’ve confirmed:
- California Pizza Kitchen, a pizza chain restaurant with a location in the Shops at Atlas Park, a quasi–LA-style open-air mall in Glendale that we went to once on an adventurous whim and it was kind of surreal and weird
- London Lennie’s, a well-regarded seafood restaurant in Rego Park with an “extensive crabby menu” — definitely looks like a fun place to try
- Shiro of Japan, a sushi and hibachi place (and another Shops at Atlas Park biz)
Folks at the Y tell Ridgefood they’ve invited Zum Stammtisch (in nearby Glendale), El Omda Egyptian (Astoria) and Sato Japanese (Rego Park), and we hear they’ve reached out to Ridgewood’s Bunker Vietnamese and Norma’s as well. They’re hoping to get more Ridgewood restaurants on board — we helped them brainstorm a long list of excellent neighborhood options — so we’re eager to hear the final rundown.
The April 11 event promises “food, live music, [and] fun” and will also honor local Ridgefolk Catherine Nolan (our District 37 Assemblywoman), Vincent Arcuri (Chair of Community Board 5), and Peter Boger (President and CEO of Ridgewood Savings Bank). RSVP to TOR@ymcanyc.org by March 20. Tickets cost $50 for Y members and $65 for non-members (hey, it’s a fundraiser).