Elmhurst (New York)

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Here Are Your Best Bets (By Neighborhood!) for Queens Restaurant Week

    Queens Restaurant Week -- actually two weeks -- launches Monday and lasts until Halloween, and it offers eaters the opportunity to get better acquainted with this vast and super-diverse borough. (And at Queens prices -- prix fixe lunches will run you $14, dinners a mere $28.) Nearly 100 restaurants ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Patacón Pisao's LES Location Has Been Streamlined for Fast-Casual Service

    Pressing fruits and vegetables into flat patties and then frying or griddling them so that they're stiff enough to support a sandwich sounds like a paleo diet trick, but that technique is also the basis of a traditional Venezuelan sandwich, the patacón (or the patacón Maracucho). For this staple, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Here's What the Future of Food in Queens Looks Like

    At the average New York street fair, one tends to encounter the same stalls, hawking knock-off handbags or churning out questionable hot dogs. At Saturday's Viva La Comida!, however, held for the third year in the heart of Jackson Heights, there was a near hour-long line of hungry visitors waiting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Here Is Footage of Three Men Robbing an Armored Truck in Queens

    On January 31, three men robbed an armored truck in Queens. They parked in front of a HSBC Bank outlet in Queens and waited for an armored car to make its regularly scheduled cash pick up around noon. They held up the guard at gunpoint and left with an undisclosed sum of money. Nearly six months l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    How to Locate NYC's Best World Cup Bars

    The Red Bull New York locker room is an impressively diverse place, with players hailing from a dozen different nations occupying every corner of the map. (The only continent not represented on the MLS team's roster is Antarctica.) Among friends and teammates, international relations are typically a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving! 50 Things We're Thankful For

    Happy Thanksgiving...and Thanksgivukkah. Sometime today, amid the cooking, feasting, and napping, you'll likely reflect, if only for a moment, on the things that you're thankful for. Here at Fork, we're thankful every day for New York City restaurants, without which we'd have very little to cover. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Two New Yorkers Are Charged with Trying to Provide Cold Weather Gear to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda

    On Tuesday two New Yorkers were arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on charges of conspiring to provide support to terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. Humayoun Ghoulan Nabi, 27, of Elmhurst, Queens, and Ismail Alsarabbi, 32, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, face up to seven years each if convicted. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    If You See a Snakehead in Central Park, Eat It

    Ugly but delectable: the snakehead fish New Yorkers were shocked by recent news that snakeheads - fierce predatory fish that originated in Southeast Asia - had been discovered in Central Park's Harlem Meer. They were said to be bigger and more dangerous than piranhas. The Central Park Conservancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Under Review: Sietsema is in Spicy Heaven at Sweet Yummy House; Rao Devours "Fresh-Killed" Chicken at Hanjan

    For our own Robert Sietsema, hearing the name Sweet Yummy House "conjured up gingerbread dwellings deep in the woods made by witches." In reality, the Elmhurst restaurant is one of the city's newest Sichuan restaurants, specializing in "delicious peculiarities resulting from fusion with other cuisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2012

    Chao Thai Too: Five Dishes You Shouldn't Miss

    1. Homok -- There's nothing quite like it in town, a light-as-helium mousse made from fish, egg, and coconut milk, curried to a deep shade of orange and utterly irresistible. This week, Counter Culture swims into Chao Thai Too, the spinoff of Chao Thai and every bit as good, offering dishes from a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Lotus, What Went Wrong?

    Up goes the butcher paper...doneski! Two months ago, Eater reported that the reservations system had gone dead at New York's Lotus of Siam, and the restaurant appeared to be closed, though there was no posted sign, and the phone message inviting customers to come in played merrily on. It still doe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    New Yorkers Vote In Congressional Primaries Today

    Between the weirdly unseasonable timing and the minimal press attention, you might not know it, but today is primary day in New York's congressional and senate races. Given the city's one-party monoculture, the primary races are generally where he action is. Here's a quick guide to the races being ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Asian-American Advocacy Groups: New Congressional Maps Are Pretty Good

    Asian Americans in New York City may actually have the voting power they deserve in Congress if the lines drawn this week by a judge become reality, advocates said today. If you haven't been following the redistricting drama closely, here's what you need to know: Since state legislators, stuck in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    City Unveils First-Ever LGBT Senior Center

    Roger Mácon, a 64-year-old Jamaica, Queens resident, has been out of the closet for many years. But he didn't realize there were many other seniors in the city like himself that are openly gay and lesbian, too -- until he found a network of LGBT seniors through an organization called Services and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Asian Advocacy Group Says State's New District Maps Unfairly Divide Communities

    Yesterday, the state -- after a fair amount of delay and confusion -- finally released map proposals for new district lines in New York, based on Census data. We heard from one angry pol yesterday, predictably mad at the political motivations that often drive the process. He's not the only frustra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Alleged Subway Groper Turned in by Brother After Being Beaten Up by Victim

    The alleged groper.​Remember Shyane DeJesus, the feisty gal who punched the crap out of her subway groper on October 23, on the platform (and then the train) at Union Square? The alleged groper has been caught! In a further dramatic twist, he was busted thanks to his estranged brother. The two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Andrew Silverstein, Tour Guide, Talks Queens, Immigration and Big Red Buses

    Esther ZuckermanAndrew Silverstein​Andrew Silverstein, one of the co-founders of Streetwise New York, coaxed us to step inside Economy Candy on Rivington, a mecca of sweet treats. We had just chatted over frothy coffees at El Castillo de Jagua. Both are stops on Streetwise's "Immigrant NY, Old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Del Posto Cook and Travel Writer Claire Handleman On The Joys of Eating In Thailand (Part 2)

    ​ Yesterday we talked to Claire Handleman, who cooks at Del Posto and blogs about her constant travels at Passport to Eat, about how she fell in love with Thai cuisine and the best papaya salad she's ever eaten. Today, she talks about fine dining in Bangkok, Del Posto's Italian cuisine and whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Women Dying For Mammograms

    ​Audit: Women might die waiting for their mammograms City Controller John C. Liu said that hundreds of New York's women will face dangerous waits for mammograms, according to the Spanish-language daily. Liu's announcement is the result of an internal audit of nine Health and Hospitals Corpo ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 29, 2010

    Lotus of Siam Rolls the Dice

    The noted Las Vegas Thai joint chances New York City

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    My 10 Favorite Queens Restaurants

    ​The sel momo at Mustang Thakali Kitchen -- much better than Dunkin' Donuts. This countdown is intended to be a bit different from the other "10 Best" lists, specifically reflecting the places I return to again and again in Queens on my own dime, long after I've critiqued them. The food is co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    Where Should I Go For a Weekend Eating Crawl?

    Include newcomer Eighth Avenue Noodles on your noodle crawl​Welcome to this week's installment of Ask the Critics. If you have a question--any question!--you'd like answered in this column, email us. This week, Amol M. asks: "Can you suggest a weekend excursion/eating crawl in the five borou ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 25, 2010

    Bromo Satay House Serves up East Java

    Queens now tastes a little more like fermented shrimp paste

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Bromo Satay House in Elmhurst

    Beef and lamb sate​Ever since Eating in Translation's Dave Cook spotted the sign for a soon-to-open Bromo Satay House last August, I've been calling the restaurant every so often to see if it was open. Nearly a year later, Cook reported that the restaurant was about to open, and last night som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    Village Voice Happy Hours App Debuts

    ​When we noticed the Cocktail Compass app, showing local happy hours, that L magazine was bringing to New York, we wondered why Village Voice Media didn't have something like that. But, keeping to our usual journalistic method, we didn't ask any questions. Now, surprise! VVM is releasing Happ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Tavern on the Green Donates Two Tons of Food; New York Has Its Own Grain Belt

    ​Taiwan is looking to mend trade ties with the U.S. after recently repealing its decision to import U.S. beef products. A change to Taiwan's food safety laws made some U.S. beef products no longer eligible for import. [Reuters] New York's grain belt is being revived and expanded with specialt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    'Tis the Season: Protesters Hit A Queens Mall With Demands For a Living Wage

    As shoppers scurried to snatch up last minute gifts inside the Queens Center Mall, local elected officials and community organizations painted the shopping destination's landlord, Macerich, as the latest Grinch in the ongoing fight for living wages -- just days after the city council rejected a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Local Hedge-Fund Billionaire Nabbed in Insider Trading Sweep

    ​A billionaire hedge fund manager and a well-known philanthropist in New York City's South Asian community was one of six hedge fund managers and corporate executives arrested Friday in an insider trading case that prosecutors say reaped more than $20 million in illegal profits. Raj Rajaratna ... 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

    May 14, 2009

    Queen Asst. Principal "Critically Ill" with Swine Flu; 3 Schools Close (UPDATE: 3 Schools Shut All Next Week)

    Looks like it's time to PANIC again: a Queens assistant principal is reported "critically ill" with swine flu. The Times says the unidentified educator is on a respirator. Three Queens schools -- P.S. 5 in Elmhurst, Intermediate School 5 in Corona, and Intermediate School 238 in Hollis, aka the Susa ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2009

    Summer Guide: Salad Daze

    Let there be light meals! Welcome to our choice summer fare.

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    2 Cops Charged in Coke-Bust Frame-Up

    The Queens District Attorney's office says NYPD Detective Stephen Anderson, in commission of a buy-and-bust, purchased three bags of cocaine at Club Delicioso in Elmhurst in January 2008. Then, it is alleged, he passed two of the bags to Officer Stephen Anderson so Anderson could say he bought them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Home Team Round-Up: These Are Powers, 50 Cent, Animal Collective (Of Course)

    Sound of the City roots for the home team and so does Impose Magazine's Jeremy Krinsley. Alia Raza did the above video for Violens, a band that plays soft-heeled indie pop that is not in any way Lansing-Dreiden light, despite the band's frontman being first and foremost a member of that collecti ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 6, 2006

    Egg Incorporated

    Sing mie, mie, mie at new Whitney Avenue Indonesian warung

  • Film

    April 11, 2006

    Best in Show

    The Top 40 Picks of the Tribeca Film Festival

  • NYC Life

    September 13, 2005

    Grease Is Good!

    Are lard, eggs, and fish tacos the new health foods?

  • Music

    February 8, 2005

    He'll Eat Anything

    Waggish, gravel-talking Nova Scotia rube Buck 65 quenches his hip-hop hunger pains

  • NYC Life

    December 14, 2004

    Forget That Crowd

    Who needs them! Let's go to Victor's and get some large brassieres

  • News

    November 16, 2004

    Brew Ho Ho

    Sud-slinging santas toast the season

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    June 29, 2004
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    January 20, 2004
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    March 11, 2003
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    March 4, 2003
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    February 11, 2003
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    January 7, 2003
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    May 28, 2002

    And 20 Things to Eat

    10 Summer Food Destinations

  • Long Island Voice

    December 28, 1999
  • NYC Life

    September 21, 1999

    Christian Mitterbauer

    (Shea stadium vendor; student)

  • Film

    August 10, 1999

    Palace Walks

    On the Road With the Theatre Historical Society

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