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Festival Featuring Music, Culinary Panels and Lots of Food Coming to Forest Hills Stadium

Food from a featured restaurant, Casa Enrique (Photo courtesy of The Infatuation)

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.

Food from Dumpling Galaxy (Photo courtesy of The Infatuation)

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. 

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Thanks, Kim. Plus this is being put on by a company based in L.A., not even a local vendor will benefit. Boo!


I assume the $30 admission includes tastings and samples, and larger portions will be available for separate purchase. Not stated in the ad. Does anyone know what’s up?


The article forgot to mention that all food and drink is available for purchase ie no samples. So what’s the 40 dollars for yes service charge on top of 30 dollars?


You can literally find better food, with less stress and annoyance, at lower prices – just by wandering around the neighborhood.


Imagine how embarrassed you be trying to tell someone “yeah I’m going to ‘EEEEEATSCON’ this weekend”


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