Get Ready To Sample Some Of Park Slope’s Best At A Taste Of Fifth


The official Taste of Fifth restaurant list has been released, and Mark Caserta, Executive Director of the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, tells us that attendees have lots of delicious treats to look forward to, including samples from the recently announced Luke’s Lobster. The 2014 participants are:

200 Fifth
ACME Wine and Spirits featuring Brooklyn Republic Vodka
Al Di La
Blue Sky Bakery
Bogota Latin Bistro
Bonnie’s Grill 
Brooklyn Central
Brooklyn Crepe and Juice
Chip Shop
The Chocolate Room
Coco Roco
Der Kommissar
Du Jour Bakery 
Eagle Provisions
Fleisher’s Grassfed and Organic Meats
Gorilla Coffee
Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn
L’Albero dei gelati
Le Pain Quotidien
Luke’s Lobster
M&S Prime Meats
Palo Santo
Prospect Bar and Grill
Pure Bistro 
Stone Park Cafe
Taco Santo
Uncle Louie G
Wangs Chicken
Yayo’s Latin Cuisine

Looking for more liquid sustenance? There will be free wine, beer, and cocktails from neighborhood favorites like The Monro, Freddy’s Bar, and South.

“We also have MS 51′s jazz band playing this year,” said Mark, “and a DJ to get people dancing.”

If you’re feeling lucky, there will be a raffle with items from a number of 5th Avenue businesses.

“Everyone who comes gets a raffle ticket to put towards an item,” explained Mark. “Additional raffle tickets are $1 each.”

Admission to this year’s Taste of Fifth is $45 ($50 at the door), and $20 from every ticket sold will go to a local charity of your choice. Participating charities include:

*Brooklyn Arts Exchange (BAX)
*Brooklyn Pride
*Brooklyn Dream Factory
*Fifth Avenue Committee
*Good Shepherd Services
*Imani House
*Middle School 51
*TheOld Stone House
*Park Slope Civic Council
*President Street Garden
*Puppetry Arts
*Public School 39
*Public School 118 Maurice Sendak Community School

For those of you with kiddos, don’t forget that the Park Slope 5th Avenue BID has teamed up with, who is offering parents that would like to attend A Taste of Fifth $15 off their final babysitting bill for the evening. Just enter the code Taste15 when making your reservation.

Ready to go? Taste of Fifth Avenue kicks off at The Grand Prospect Hall on Wednesday, April 9, from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. Be sure to visit Brown Paper Tickets and secure your spot today.