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Elmhurst (New York)

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Readers Share Thoughts on the Best Classic Diners and Luncheonettes in NYC

    Zachary Feldman dropped a list of the 11 best classic diners and luncheonettes in NYC, tapping into spots that form the fabric of edible history in our city and, therefore, our collective nostalgia for an era ever in danger of passing as rents skyrocket. A number of readers weighed in on the list, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    The 10 Best Thai Restaurants in NYC

    A decade ago, the average New Yorker would be hard-pressed to name 10 destination-worthy Thai restaurants, but as the city's collective palate has expanded, so too have the options for regional cuisines from Southeast Asia; fiery, sour Northeastern Isaan flavors seem to be in particular abundance th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Our 10 Best Restaurants in Elmhurst, Queens

    The southern Mexican food is fine at El Jalapeno, but maybe you'd rather go for the opulent nachos regulares, shaped like a sunflower. To look at the neighborhood today, with its bustling commercial strips, tidy frame houses, apartment towers, and plentiful parks, you wouldn't know Elmhurst was fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2013

    Monday: Our 10 Best Restaurants in Elmhurst, Queens

    This do-it-yourself cold rice noodle dish from Ayada provides you with pickled mustard greens, sprouts, fried pig skin, dried chiles, and an incendiary soup for pouring and dipping. It's great, but will it be great enough to catapult the restaurant into our top 10 for the neighborhood? As one of f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Introducing the Chinger

    Believe it or not, this chinger is vegetarian. The idea was popularized by Momofuku Ssam Bar and by Xi'an Famous Foods--sandwiches featuring lamb or pork in a steamed or baked bao with pickled vegetables and a thick, sweet soy sauce. The idea might have occurred spontaneously in several places, be ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 20, 2013

    Sweet Yummy House Serves Up Sichuan, Taiwanese-Style

    Under the overpass, Elmhurst burns its tongue

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Our 10 Best Chinese Restaurants in NYC, 2013 Edition

    The amazing "big tray chicken" at Manhattan's Spicy Village It's been over two years since Fork in the Road appraised the relative merits of the city's Chinese restaurants - things have changed so much in the interim. Northern Chinese fare continues to rule Flushing, Elmhurst has increased the bre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Even A Blizzard Didn't Stop A Ton Of Violence From Happening This Weekend

    Nemo was able to shut down power, the Long Island Expressway and most of the news over the weekend. But, somehow, it apparently couldn't prevent the unfortunate plague of crime in New York City. The first shooting victim came Friday night during the apex of the snowstorm. At a baby shower up on Eas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    JoJu in Elmhurst: The Elastic Vietnamese Banh Mi

    At JoJu, your sandwich comes conveniently packaged in a pair of (recyclable) paper-tissue bags, perfect for sharing. Over the last decade, New Yorkers have fallen in love with the Vietnamese sandwich banh mi. The best are found at a pair of places: Saigon Banh Mi in Chinatown and Ba Xuyen in Sunse ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 17, 2012

    Chao Thai Too: Blood Jell-O, Anyone?

    A spin-off in Elmhurst outdoes the original

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    Koong Chae Nam Pla at Chao Thai Too, Dish #3

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    What Is NYC's Spiciest Dish?

    It doesn't look that spicy, does it? This potage is also Dish #20 in our countdown. Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. I've eaten a lot of very spicy food. Las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Sai Krok E-San at Chao Thai Too, Dish #50

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Pannelle Special from Ferdinando's Focacceria, Dish #51 | Rola Melitzanas at Boukies, Dish #52]

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Mole Pipian con Pollo at Tacos Morelos, Dish #69

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in every day (weekends, too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Flowering Herb Spotted at East Elmhurst's Atlixco Deli

    From time to time, Fork in the Road asks it readers to identify something we've stumbled on. In this case it's a flowering herb -- almost too beautiful to use in cooking -- discovered at Atlixco Deli, the premier purveyor of herbs used in southern Mexican cooking. So, what is it? And how is it used ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 21, 2011

    Belly Up to Taiwanese Specialties

    Fish bellies, that is, at a restaurant in Elmhurst

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    This Week in the Voice: The Rapture Come Home; Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

    ​This week in the Voice, Michaelangelo Matos writes of the Rapture's return to DFA Records with their new album, their "soul record," In the Grace of Your Love. The band will be playing Webster Hall this Friday. Steven Thrasher explores Mayor Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative, a program tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Where Can I Find an Indonesian Rijsttafel in NYC?

    ​You probably won't need Bromo Seltzer if you eat at Bromo Satay House. Robbie C. asks: Do you know of any good Indonesian restaurants in Manhattan or any of the other boroughs? I'm particularly interested to know if there are any that serve a rijsttafel. I really don't understand why the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    The Five Weirdest Things I've Eaten Lately

    ​Number one is a pickle-studded bowl of goo. One of the questions I'm most frequently asked is, "What's the best thing you've eaten recently?" And then I have to rummage around in my recollections of the many, many good meals I've eaten in the last few weeks. Usually, I'm left tongue-tied. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Feel Like Eating Fly Heads? Try Taiwanese Specialties in Elmhurst, Dish No. 31

    ​The Taiwanese menu is littered with playfully named dishes, and fly heads is one of them. Really, it's ground pork cooked with lots and lots of garlic chives and the occasional fermented black bean, for a very allium-driven flavor, and bright green color.

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Ten Fascinating Ethnic Ingredients Chefs Should Get to Know Better

    Sprinkled with sesame seeds, marinated jellyfish makes a memorable summer salad​ The last couple of decades have flooded NYC with colorful cuisines many of us never knew existed, and stocked ethnic markets with exotic ingredients that had strange names and fascinating properties. This influx ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Alcohol's Deadly Toll

    ​Drowning in drink New Yorkers drink a lot, so there's always a steady stream of hospitalizations and emergency room visits because of booze, and some of the city's immigrant communities are leading the way, according to the Spanish-language daily. In 2009, alcohol led to 70,000 emergency room ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Today in El Diario: The War on Prostitution Cards

    ​Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about... The War on Prostitution Cards Along a 40-block stretch of Roosevelt Avenue in Queens, you can occasionally hear the words "girls, girls" murmured at night, according to the Spanish-language daily. But these whis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Peruvian Viagra (Leche de Tigre) and Other Upland Delights at Lima Limon

    ​Tah-Dah! Peruvian viagra with all the fixin's While American men are popping little blue pills in the privacy of their boudoirs, Peruvians depend upon Leche de Tigre ("Milk of the Tiger"). It refers both to a multi-seafood ceviche in an extravagant quantity of milky fluid served in a soda-fo ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 5, 2011
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    January 5, 2011

    This Week in the Voice

    ​This week in the Voice, Camille Dodero profiles Pablo Airaldi, a New York bike messenger, fixture in the bike community, and legal permanent resident of the U.S. who's been detained indefinitely in New Jersey's Hudson County jail by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after pleading guil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    What's the Weirdest Thing You've Ever Eaten?

    Barb N. asks: I know you've probably heard this one a thousand times before, but what's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? Dear Barb: I never get tired of answering that question, but the answer is usually the same. It's not the cow penis I ate in a Chinese place on College Point Boulevard in F ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Bromo Satay House Serves up East Java

    Queens now tastes a little more like fermented shrimp paste

  • Dining

    April 27, 2010

    Talent Thai's Kitsch Kitchen

    No pig's blood, but plenty of flavors on 34th Street

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2009

    Weekend Special: Some of Our Favorite Restaurant Names, Part 2

    ​ Mookie's No Pork On My Fork, Harlem While traveling around town and around the country, the Fork in the Road staff always keeps its eyes peeled for interesting and amusing restaurant names. Back in April, we published a collection that included Young City Fish Balls (Manhattan Chinatown), F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Our 10 Best: Seafood Restaurants

    ​Seafood is the great meeting ground of culinary preferences, the foodstuff where all tastes converge. Need a restaurant to please a big crowd? Seafood serves the purpose. Need a place where the scarf ranges from a bland white filet (perfect for dyspeptics) to a quivering raw oyster squirted w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Vegetarian Delights of NYC--Jalapeno Pie at Famous Pizza

    You can feel your lips burning, and stomach churning, by just looking at this jalapeno pie (click for heartburn) Elmhurst is the location of the original Famous Pizza, a chain which has spread to locations as far-flung as the East Village and Jersey City. It's still the best by far, though the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Strange Snacks of the World -- Rice Worms

    They came in a clear cellophane bag with bright red trim. They looked pretty good, but as I peered into the bag I couldn't really tell what they were. "Kong kang," said the counterguy with a smile. "You don't mean kang kung," I replied, using a common name for water spinach. The shopkeeper looked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008
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    October 30, 2007
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    September 20, 2005

    Snacker's Paradise

    Microscopic Elmhurst spot offers an inexpensive Thai overview

  • NYC Life

    April 26, 2005

    Dumpling Ground

    There's a new snack in town

  • NYC Life

    December 28, 2004
  • Dining

    November 16, 2004

    Chop Suey Christmas

    From lo mein to lobster in the city's five chinatowns

  • News

    August 10, 2004
  • NYC Life

    August 10, 2004
  • Specials

    February 17, 2004
  • Dining

    February 10, 2004

    Chinese Twist

    Elmhurst diner specializes in arcane Korean-Chinese noodles

  • Dining

    June 17, 2003

    Noodle Envy

    Hold the Bile in Woodside

  • Dining

    November 5, 2002
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    April 17, 2001
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    March 28, 2000

    Sail Away

    Cancel That Flight to Los Angeles

  • NYC Life

    November 16, 1999

    Queens for a Day

    Photographs by Regina Monfort

  • NYC Life

    October 5, 1999
  • Dining

    March 2, 1999
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