Ridge Hill to hold tasting event

Celebrate the second annual Taste of Ridge Hill on Thursday, May 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This is your passport to visit Ridge Hill eateries for a sample bite and sip of signature flavors—one night, nine restaurants.

The second annual Taste of Ridge will be held on Thursday, May 18. The shopping center will feature nine of its restaurants, and new this year will be the sampling of wines and spirits. Contributed photo

“We wanted to do something aimed at our adult guests,” said Meghann Miraglia, director of marketing at Ridge Hill. “We have a mix of national and regional chains, and locally owned restaurants covering a variety of cuisines; there’s a lot of diversity in our offerings.”

Participating restaurants include El Balón, Angelo’s Family Style Italian, Lefteris Gyro, Elevation Burger, Texas de Brazil, Yard House, Little Buddha, The Cheesecake Factory and Havana Central; all but Elevation Burger are full-service restaurants. The event has grown from six eateries at the inaugural event to nine; the shopping center offers 20 dining options.

New this year to Taste of Ridge Hill is HB Liquors serving up wine and spirits samples. All guests in attendance will receive a swag bag provided by Whole Foods Market Yonkers and a Ridge Hill wine tumbler.

El Balón is the shopping center’s newest dining option, having opened in mid-December last year. A Mexican restaurant that will be sampling tacos and margaritas on May 18, general manager Mike Guido said the eatery has had a good response so far. “[El Balón] felt that the value and the cuisine definitely played into the local area,” he said.

Tickets are $34.95 per person and must be purchased online in advance of the event. A ticket entitles the bearer to a food and beverage tasting at each listed restaurant. Guests must be at least 21 years of age. Tickets are on sale now at—only 300 are available. A portion of the ticket sales will benefit YWCA Yonkers; for more information, visit

Check-in and complimentary valet parking located in Town Square near Angelo’s restaurant. Guests who would like to come early and shop before the event may self-park and receive validation at check-in.

Ridge Hill Shopping Center is located at 1 Ridge Hill Boulevard in Yonkers. Learn more at, follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or call 207-2900.



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