A feast fit for Kings! Debut Dine the Boroughs event offers local flavor in Bklyn and outer boros, beep says

A feast fit for Kings! Debut Dine the Boroughs event offers local flavor in Bklyn and outer boros, beep says
Photo by Trey Pentecost

It’s a taste of Brooklyn — and beyond!

Restaurants across Kings County and other outer-borough eateries will serve up budget-friendly, three-course meals to customers as part of a unique dining campaign kicking off on March 18.

The Dine the Boroughs event will feature Brooklyn, Queens, and Bronx restaurateurs plating a variety of unique cuisines, giving locals an affordable opportunity to step outside their neighborhood — and their culinary comfort zone, according to the beep.

“If you are used to Caribbean meals, then go inside an Italian restaurant, or an Asian restaurant. That’s what we’re really encouraging,” Borough President Adams said at a Tuesday press conference ahead of the event. “It’s great for business, and it’s great to learn something new.”

Most of the roughly 200 participating restaurants in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx will offer special prix-fixe menus priced at $28 per person throughout the event, which concludes on March 29. All eateries’ prix-fixe menus will include three courses, with most allowing patrons to choose an appetizer, and entree, and a dessert.

The number of participating restaurants is a reminder that some of the city’s most mouth-watering food is served outside the confines of the distant isle of Manhattan, where all but a few eateries in the annual New York City Restaurant Week are located, according to Adams.

“Good food doesn’t stop at the Manhattan Bridge. There’s good food all around New York City,” the beep said.

One local restaurateur whose Sheepshead Bay eatery is among the Brooklyn spots participating in Dine the Boroughs praised the event as a way to introduce his establishment to new customers from his neighborhood and further afield.

“This is our first time doing an event like this. I think it will definitely help get our name out there, and get the word out,” said John Chen, whose Flaming Grill and Modern Buffet at 3841 Nostrand Ave. serves up sushi and other cuisines. “It will definitely help us serve the community a little better.”

The full list of participating restaurants will be posted at www.dinetheboroughs.com ahead of the event’s March 18 kickoff. Join the Dine the Boroughs experience, presented by the Whitmore Group and co-sponsored by Schneps Media, by following along on social media using the hashtag #dinetheboros.

Eating in: Flaming Grill and Modern Buffet co-owner Chen served lunch to the beep following the announcement.
Photo by Trey Pentecost

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