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Queens Restaurants

July, 2018


Pesso’s offers frozen treats with unique flavors in Bayside

Gelato, a treat that was invented by Italians, has become a trendy dessert in the United States. Comment
Rego Park

Gyro Grill offers authentic Greek cuisine in Rego Park

Each time my friends and I have passed Gyro Grill in Rego Park, the eatery always appeared to be busy and buzzing. Comments (1)

June, 2018

Forest Hills

Poesie Café offers more than just food in Forest Hills

There’s a new café on Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills with a French name of Poesie, where the style of cooking is not about the cream sauces. Instead, owner Alexandra Rodionova, an entrepreneur from Russia, is offering “healthy food.” The small bistro with both indoor and outdoor seating has an atmosphere that encourages relaxation. Bistro tables and chairs line the outside along with two Adirondack lounge chairs facing the street. Comment
Rego Park

Ben’s Best in Rego Park closing June 30 after 73 years

A Rego Park institution for 73 years will close its doors for good at the end of the month. Ben’s Best Delicatessen, which has been serving generations of kosher deli fans since 1945, will go out of business June 30. Comments (1)

May, 2018


New Get Fit program shows you where to find healthy food options

Modifying the bounty of ethnic comfort food options offered in the borough’s most diverse area may prove challenging for brave Elmhurst Hospital dieticians, but they’re trying nonetheless. Comments (4)

April, 2018

Long Island City

Nas brings Sweet Chick home to Queens

In the ‘80s and ‘90s, Long Island City’s golden age of hip-hop produced amazing talent like legendary rapper Nas. Comment
Located on the bustling strip of Bell Boulevard, Krave It has revolutionized the restaurant row offerings with a creative twist. Comments (2)

Astor Room changes name to honor late George Kaufman

The old Astor Room, the speakeasy-era restaurant at the base of the Kaufman Astoria Studios, reopened last weekend and was renamed in honor of George Kaufman, the visionary who revitalized the studio and its surrounding neighborhood beginning in 1982. Comment

March, 2018


Alternative dishes to serve at your Passover Seder

Are you looking for some Passover alternatives to the usual Seder fare? Comment

February, 2018


Residents need to do their part to support local businesses

This Valentine’s Day, my wife Wendy and I went to Aunt Bella’s restaurant on Marathon Parkway in Little Neck. The restaurant opened in 1977 and just celebrated its 41st anniversary. Upon […] Comments (1)
Are you feeling jacked up? That’s what celebrity restaurateur Willie Degel, the guy behind the Uncle Jack’s Steakhouse empire, asks callers on his cheerful voice-mail message. Comments (1)

January, 2018


The powerful unity of tea and Zen


The powerful unity of tea and Zen

If you’re an avid tea drinker, you’re probably aware of tea’s calming effect and are instinctively cognizant of how different having a cup of tea vs. a cup of coffee feels. Comment
St. Albans

Southern cooking comes to St. Albans

Southern-style fish, barbecue and soul food home cooking are being brought to Queens at the House of Smoke in St. Albans. Comments (2)


Do you know an immigrant in Queens who has made an impact on the community? Nominate a person who has made a difference for the 2018 Queens Ambassador Awards.

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