Perched on the lip of the BQE's subterranean maw and gloomed by the elevated Flushing line, Ihawan immodestly bills itself as the "Home of the Best Barbecue in Town." Maybe they don't realize Pearson's Texas Barbecue is only three blocks away, or maybe they mean theirs is the best Philippine 'cue in town—a proposition I'm willing to test. Accordingly, we proceed single-file up the narrow carpeted stairway from the bustling kitchen to the spacious dining rooms upstairs, where every Filipino family in town is finishing up their dinner on... More >>>