Foodies flock to see if the rumors of edible food being served on the Upper West Side are true, at the New Taste of the Upper West Side fund-raising gala—requiring no beaded evening gown and dishing grub from 24 chefs—which, quaintly, will be taking place outside under a tent on Columbus Avenue! Honorees include Tim Zagat and Gael Green, food critic and founder of City-Meals-on-Wheels; proceeds go toward Columbus Avenue streetscape beautification. Eateries on the menu include Bar Boulud, ’Cesca, Dovetail, Landmarc, Kefi, Fatty Crab and Blue Ribbon Sushi. The only downside: The wine is coming from 26 Long Island vineyards—blech! Somebody bring a flask of Petrus, will ya?
[New Taste of the Upper West Side, Columbus Avenue between 76th and 77th streets, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 212-721-5048]