Queens Restaurants

August, 2016


Grain House aims to please—and does

We were sort of lured to Grain House on Northern Boulevard in Little Neck under false pretenses, not that we have anyone to blame but our selves. Comment

July, 2016


Flushing Greenmarket opened this week

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) helped announce the opening of the first Flushing Greenmarket Wednesday The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce partnered with GrowNYC to bring locally grown products that will emphasize nutritious fruits and vegetables. The fruits and vegetables sold will all be grown or produced within 250 miles of New York City. Comments (3)

June, 2016


Farmers Market returns to downtown Jamaica

Delicious and fresh food is on the menu for the Jamaica Farmers’ Market, which celebrated its opening weekend for the year last Saturday. Comments (3)

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Dining Out

60 Beans offers much more than coffee

When our eating buddy, food blogger Joe Distefano, recommended 60 Beans to us as having great food, we were expecting a gussied up coffee joint, especially with a name with the word “beans” in it. Comment
Bay Terrace

Vivaldi to end operations in Bay Terrace

Vivaldi Ristorante will be splitting up with the Parks Department in what the city agency is calling an early and mutual termination of its licensing agreement. Comments (4)
Dining Out

Kuala Lumpur chain opens first East Coast restaurant in Flushing

When we learned that PappaRich, the enormously popular fast/casual Malaysian restaurant, opened a branch in Flushing, the lure of the exotic trumped our usual antipathy towards chain restaurants. Comment

May, 2016

Dining Out

Queens Dinner Club serves up the borough in a moveable feast

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, and wanted to try more than just two or three dishes? Comment

Taste attendees sample Queens cuisine

About 60 restaurants, breweries and businesses set up shop at the 14th annual Queens Taste event held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows Corona Park Wednesday evening. Hundreds of attendees sampled bites and beverages offered by eateries from throughout the borough. Comment

April, 2016

Dining Out

Trattoria L’Incontro chef spreads his wings with Maiella in LIC

When we heard Chef Rocco Sacramone, of Trattoria L’Incontro, had partnered with Tommy Demaraso, owner of Cavo restaurant and lounge in Astoria, for a new venture in Long Island City, we were really excited. Comments (1)

March, 2016

Dining Out

Noodles bubble to the top at Shuya Cafe de Ramen

Ramen, once regarded as the slacker food in the cheap little packets, has certainly become a thing over the last few years. Comment
Kew Gardens Hills

New kosher pizza joint emerges in crowded Kew Garden Hills

The Queens kosher pizza market is a crowded one. Comments (3)
Dining Out

Astoria’s Kurry Qulture steps up the game on Indian cuisine

Usually when contemplating an Indian dining experience in Queens, our expectation is of a tasty, modestly priced meal in unpretentious surroundings. Comment

February, 2016


Flushing Town Hall goes hog wild

NY Epicurean Events, the folks who organized the recent Cheesefest, are pandering to meatheads this time with Charcuterie Masters, to be held at historic Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, Feb. 27. Comment
Dining Out

Neighborhood eatery brings old-world Italian flavors to Ridgewood

When a restaurant turned out to be closed at our appointed meeting time, our lunch companion suggested an alternative. Comment
Forest Hills

Asia meets Europe at new Forest Hills bakery

Asian-European fusion is the name of the game at Violet’s Bake Shoppe, a new bakery that opened three weeks ago along bustling Austin St. in Forest Hills. Comments (2)

January, 2016

Dining Out

Korean BBQ grilled up right at Murray Hill’s Mapo II

It was around 6:30 p.m. on a bone-chilling Wednesday. We were already in an evil mood from cruising the congested streets of Murray Hill for 20 minutes in search of a parking space. Comment

Tapas comes to Bell

Sangarita’s, a sister restaurant to successful tapas bars in Whitestone and Long Beach, is Bell Boulevard’s latest ethnic cuisine addition. Comment
Dining Out

Brasserie du Dragon brings a return of old-school Chinese

We were just kvetching about the dearth of neighborhood sit-down Chinese restaurants catering to mainstream diners that were once abundant. Comments (2)
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