This past Saturday night, The Concern Foundation took over Paramount Studio’s New York City back-lot for its 37th annual block party, featuring over 40 restaurants and ten bars. The cancer research fundraiser might not be the coolest ticket in town when it comes to tasting events. Instead of Michael Voltaggio or a newly debuted pop-up concept, one found families, seniors, and couples enjoying neighborhood and Westside family institutions in abundance, allowing us to finally taste dishes from places we can’t always fit into our busy eating schedules. From compressed watermelon mojitos at Chaya to mammoth cuts of meat at Samba, Fogo de Chao, Tavern, and Factor’s, and desserts from Big Man Bakes and La Provence Patisserie, the night was a belly stuffer for certain. Come take a look at some of our favorite dishes (and spirit fingers) in a slide show look at scenes from Concern’s 37th Block Party fundraiser.
Savore’s 58-minute egg