May 29th marks the first day of one of New York's best food festivals of the year, A New Taste of the Upper West Side. Join hosts Adam Richman of the Travel Channel and Gail Simmons, Top Chef judge and Special Project Director at Food & Wine magazine, in a celebration of NYC's gourmet dining culture. Notable local chefs along with over 40 restaurants will be showcasing signature dishes and tastings with a focus on "Comfort Classics" and "Best of the West". NYC's own DJ Presh and the 17-piece band "The NY Big Band" will provide live entertainment all weekend. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Columbus Avenue Streetscape project and the Wellness in Schools program. for more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.newtasteuws.com.