Sept. 27, 2018 By Tara Law
A Los Angeles-born food festival featuring live music, culinary panels and ample food and drink is coming to Forest Hills Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 6.
Restaurant review service The Infatuation will host the EEEEEATSCON festival from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the stadium, which is located at 1 Tennis Place.
Restaurants and food brands from around the city and across the country will serve some of their choicest dishes throughout the event.
A wide variety of dishes will be on offer, including lobster rolls and crab toast by Boston’s Saltie Girl; a special burger created by Brooklyn-based restaurant Emily and Shake Shack; ice cream by Ample Hills Creamery; and seafood by Manhattan-based restaurant Crave Fishbar.
Featured restaurants will include Queens favorites such as Dumpling Galaxy, which serves more than 100 kinds of dumplings at 42-35 Main St. in Flushing; Nur Thai of 63-32 Woodhaven Blvd. on Rego Park; and Astoria-based food truck Mahmoud’s corner, which serves Egyptian specialties near 32-90 34th Ave.
The festival will also feature popups from national brands, such as the network Showtime, which will serve cocktails inspired by its show Shameless in a venue inspired by the bar from the series, the Alibi Room.
Other attractions will include an “airstream cafe” with a bocce court set up by Stella Artois and a dessert stand by Baileys Original Irish Cream, which will feature sweet treats created in collaboration with OddFellows Ice Cream Co. and Dulcinea Churros.
EEEEEATSCON will also feature a feast of panels lead by leaders from the food industry.
Featured speakers will include Tim and Nina Zagat, who co-founded the restaurant review company that bares their name, LA restauranteurs Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo, and Everard Findlay of Grow NYC, which runs city-wide greenmarkets, gardens and recycling programs.
Tickets to the festival are $30, and free for children under 6.