Which Neighborhood Would You Rather Have a Taste Of?

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Tonight, the Taste of the Lower East Side will bring a few dozen esteemed East Village and LES restaurants to the Puck Building, but that’s just the start of it. May is the season of grand tastings, with Taste of Tribeca coming up on May 16 and New Taste of the Upper West Side following on May 30. Here’s a rundown of who’s coming to each, and how much you’ll have to shell out to graze on their goods.

TASTE OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE
When: May 7, 2009
Where: The Puck Building, 293 Lafayette Street
Who:Alias, Allen & Delancey, Bacaro, barrio chino, Butcher Bay, Café Cortadito, Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant, Double Crown, El Maguey y La Tuna, Falai Panetteria, Fat Hippo, il laboratorio del gelato, 'inoteca, Kampuchea Restaurant, The Kitchen Club & Chibi's Bar, Kuma Inn, Little Giant, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten, Macondo, Mercadito, Oliva, Palà Paladar, Porchetta, Public, Rayuela, Rice & Jack's Coffee, Roni Sue's Chocolates, Salt Bar, Satsko, Saxelby Cheesemongers, Shang, Sorella, The Stanton Social, Sugar Sweet Sunshine, Think Coffee, Tiny's Giant Sandwich Shop, Thor, Tre, Veselka, wd~50
How Much: $150 to $500
For What: Grand Street Settlement’s community programs
More Info: 646-201-4271; Website

TASTE OF TRIBECA
When: May 16, 11:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: Duane and Greenwich Streets
Who: 2 Rivers, 35 Thai, 92Y Tribeca, Acappella, Amanzi Tea, Amish Market, Arqua , Baluchi's, Bar Artisanal, Bazzini, Billy's Bakery, Acappella, Amanzi Tea, Amish Market, Arqua , Baluchi's, Bar Artisanal, Bazzini, Billy's Bakery, Blaue Gans, Bouley, Bouley Bakery, BRICK NYC, Bubble Lounge (The), Bubby's Pie & Co, Capsouto Freres, Centrico, Cercle Rouge, Chanterelle, Church Lounge at Tribeca Grand Hotel, City Hall, Cornerstone Grill, The Cosmopolitan Cafe, Duane Park, Duane Park Patisserie, Ecco Restaurant, Edward's, Flor de Sol, Gigino Trattoria, Grandaisy Bakery, The Harrison, The Hideaway, Bar & Restaurant, Il Mattone, Jerry's Cafe, Jour et Nuit, Kori, Landmarc, Le Pain Quotidien, Lilly O'Briens, M1-5, Macao Trading Co., Marc Forgione, Max, Mocca Expresso Lounge, The Odeon, The Palm, Pepolino, Petite Abeile, Petrarca, Roc, Rosanjin, Salaam Bombay, Scalini Fedeli, Secession, Takahachi, Thalassa, Tokyo Bay, Trattoria Cinque, Tribeca Grill, Tribeca Treats, Turks & Frogs, Walker's, Yaffa's Tea Room, Zucker’s Bagels & Smoked Fish
How Much: $40 to $1,200
For What: P.S. 150 and 234's arts and enrichment programs
More Info: Website

NEW TASTE OF THE UPPER WEST SIDE
When: May 30, 7 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Where: Columbus Avenue, between West 76th and West 77th Streets
Who: Alice’s Tea Cup, Artie’s Deli
Asiate, Bar Bao, Bar Boulud, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Café des Artistes, Cafe Luxembourg, Calle Ocho, Center Cut, ‘Cesca, Compass, Dovetail, Eighty One, Fatty Crab, Gabriel's, Isabella's, Jacques Torres, Chocolate, Jean Georges, Josie's, Kefi, Landmarc, Magnolia Bakery, Mughlai, Nanoosh, Nice Matin, Nonna, Ocean Grill, Pappardella, Rosa Mexicano, Salumeria Rosi, Shake Shack, Telepan, The Mermaid Inn, The West Branch
How Much: $85 to $1,000
For What: The Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District
More Info: 212-721-5048; website

Update: Tastings Tizzy: Two More Options in May