Taste of Times Square Week

| 23 Oct 2020 | 10:27

The Times Square Alliance last week announced a twist on the 26 year tradition of Taste of Times Square, the annual outdoor food and music festival on 46th Street which offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy dishes from restaurants across the district and performances from the city’s musical talent. Now in its 27th year, the festival has pivoted to Taste of Times Square Week to support local businesses during the pandemic. Twenty participating restaurants will feature a special Taste of Times Square three-course prix fixe menu — appetizers, entrées and dessert — for $35 (beverages, tax, and tip not included). Diners can sit indoors or outdoors, compliant with New York State COVID-19 dining regulations, or get their food delivered or to go as the restaurant offers. Tony’s Di Napoli will be activating the plaza at 43rd Street and Broadway with a pop-up outdoor cafe area, where diners can enjoy Italian cuisine under the lights of Times Square.

The promotion will run through Sunday, Nov. 1. Details about participating restaurants and their menus can be found at www.TSq.org/Taste.

“Our event looks different this year but supporting our restaurants hasn’t changed,” said Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance. “We call New Yorkers and visitors who are #AllInNYC to Times Square to explore these fabulous restaurants that are safely welcoming guests with delicious food.”

To continue the tradition of live music, the Times Square Alliance has partnered with the Hell’s Kitchen Happiness Krewe, which engages the community in song, dance, and visual art, while wearing masks and remaining socially distanced. Performances will pop up in front of participating restaurants and employ artists and musicians who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.