Queens Restaurants

December, 2017

Astorian Nick Testa loves to build stuff. Anything from simple bookshelves to outdoor furniture. He once cobbled together a work table out of reclaimed bowling alley floor. Comment

Bayside restaurant marks Small Business Saturday

Sabor Guaraní, a restaurant and bar in Bayside, opened its doors on Small Business Saturday to serve up authentic Paraguayan cuisine like empanadas, sliders, steak, and meat platters. Comment

October, 2017


Dine in Queens kicks off in Glendale

At least six local restaurants will offer free food and drink samples at the annual Dine in Queens 2017 kick-off event Tuesday at 12 p.m. at The Shops at Atlas Park’s common area in Glendale. Comment

September, 2017


Terrace on the Park unveils $9 million face-lift

Terrace on the Park, the 1964 World’s Fair landmark that has become a top wedding venue in Flushing Meadows, unveiled a $9-million renovation for the press and events planners Wednesday. Comment

July, 2017

Some restaurant locations, for no discernable reason, seem to be doomed. Perfectly acceptable eateries come and go with predictably depressing regularity. Others, equally accessible, inexplicably appear to be blessed. Comment

June, 2017

Dining Out

Lunera mixes Old World and New

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Lunera mixes Old World and New

Thanks to the insistent connections of inscrutable internet logic, my attention has recently been driven to a constellation of articles about cultural appropriation as it relates to food. Are we really stealing something when mainstream cuisine adopts and adapts the foodways of ethnic cultures? Comment
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Go Indonesian at Awang Kitchen

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Go Indonesian at Awang Kitchen

In this most multicultural of boroughs, arguably the capital of exotic comestibles, we are always on the lookout for something new and delicious. Comment

May, 2017

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A bruschette bonanza in Forest Hills

Sometimes we’re so busy trawling our borough’s dining scene for the new and unusual that a conventionally excellent eatery can slip under our radar. Tuscan Hills, in our own nabe, Forest Hills, had escaped our notice for nine years. The time has come to make amends. Comments (1)
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Sunday Roast at the Dog and Duck

I married a Brit and he never lets me forget it. One of his ways is by waxing nostalgic for the Sunday dinners of his youth. Said dinners involved chowing down, mid-afternoon, on a roast. It was usually a leg of lamb, commonly referred to as a “joint,” accompanied by — at minimum — roast potatoes, some kind of brassica, puddles of gravy, and mint sauce. Comment
Bay Terrace

Closing date for Vivaldi set as Parks introduces new restaurant

A solid closing date for Vivaldi Ristorante has been set, with a new eatery moving into the space overlooking Little Neck Bay and Throgs Neck Bridge. Vivo’s Mediterranean Grille will open in its place May 24 without any break in service for the public, a city Parks Department spokeswoman said. Comments (1)

April, 2017

Queens foodies can get their fix this year at Queens Taste 2017. Comments (2)
Those Queens-centric food fanatics, Joe Distefano, Gabe Gross, and Jonathan Forgash — collectively known as the Queens Dinner Club — have been at it again. Comments (1)
Dining Out

Little Egypt offers big flavor at modest price

I am guessing that Ridgewood’s Little Egypt restaurant wasn’t named after the famed turn-of-the-century belly dancers. Still, its dishes certainly made my belly dance. Comment

New dive-bar with a twist opens in Bayside

A new establishment has flipped on the “open” sign on Bell Boulevard. Comment

Many foods served at Passover Seders

A ritual marathon feast known as a Seder is celebrated on Passover to mark the Jews’ liberation from slavery in Ancient Egypt. This year it takes place April 10. Comment

February, 2017

We were on one of our regular bacon runs to the Butcher Block in Sunnyside, a purveyor of all Irish comestibles, when a sign across 41st Street for a Korean restaurant called “Doma” caught our attention. Comment



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