Queens County

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    Say Hello To Koi Soho, The Flatiron Room

    Pie Face, Australia's 24-hour pie shop and café opened its second U.S. location in New York's Murray Hill neighborhood on Tuesday. The new kid on the takeout-shop block, which opened its first stateside location in midtown Manhattan in January 2012, is now serving up its popular Australian pies in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Say Hello To Meli, Glaze Teriyaki Grill

    Meli, a new Greek restaurant, just opened in Murray Hill. Menu highlights include a charcoal-grilled octopus ($18) with roasted peppers, onions and capers, as well as roasted baby beets with feta skordalia ($10) and raki-cured salmon ($16) served with shoestring potatoes. Glaze Teriyaki Grill ope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Freshly Rolled Cheese Blintzes From Hetman

    You can eat Hetman's blintzes right out of the carryout container... [See What Else Is For Breakfast: Pain au Lait From Choice Market | The Story of Kolaches] Walk into any Polish obiady, or lunch joint, in Greenpoint, New Utrecht, or Ridgewood and find a steam table of prepared foods for sale, f ... More >>

  • 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 8, 2012

    Q&A: Suzanne Yacka, Astoria Foodie, Dishes on How to Become a Go-To Neighborhood Eatery Expert

    [See More Interviews: Restaurateur Carlos Suarez on Rosemary's | Dan Ross-Leutwyler of Bellwether | Chez Jose's Jose Ramirez-Ruiz and Pam Yung] Becoming an authority on the latest New York eateries is for the most part left to food professionals.But if you're a foodie who loves to serve tips on loc ... More >>

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Seven Favorite NYC Fish Tacos

    [See More Favorites: 5 Cooling Dishes to Help You Beat the Heat | 5 Best Cheap Eats on Eldridge Street] Despite the hype, Baja-style fish tacos have never quite gotten the traction here we might have expected, still constituting something of a gastronomic rarity in New York. Following are the seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Staten Island's Cedar Grove Beach: Go For The Ocean Breeze, Stay For The Syringes

    There's good news for intravenous drug abusers: there are free syringes washing up on the shores of New York City beaches.This, of course, is bad news for the rest of us, who don't necessarily want to get poked with a potentially deadly needle while taking a stroll on the beach.Last month, an NBC 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    Long Island City's Tech Takeover

    The Hozziner has his eyes set on the tech industry, repeating over and over that he wants New York City to become the new Palo Alto, the new Mountain View and the new Copertino - all hubs of some of the past decade's greatest innovations. Progress is rapidly being made to make that dream a reality: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    What To Look for in the Farmers' Markets This Week: Shishito Peppers

    Every 10th pepper -- Watch out! [See More Market Watch: First Cantaloupes Appear | Monster Jackfruits Invade Jackson Heights | First Corn Appears] These are exciting times in the city's farmers' markets, as the vegetables and fruits that take the longest to grow (eggplants, melons, dirt tomatoes, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Trying To Beat the Heat? Check Out Korean Naeng Myun

    The soup resembles a miniature floating garden. At Fork in the Road during the last heat spell, we were ransacking our brains to figure out what's the best kind of food for hot weather -- and here we mean sweatingly, swelteringly hot, as it's going to be today. Our most recent stumble-on is a Kore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Take a Guided Food Tour of Jackson Heights

    Queens-based food writer Joe DiStefano will guide a tour of Jackson Heights this weekend--not of the neighborhood's Indian joints, as you might have expected, but of its more recent wave of Tibetan and Nepalese fare. The three-hour tour ($80) starts at 11 a.m. this Sunday, June 24, and will include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    The Future Of Silent Barn: The Public Shows Up To The Venue's Second Public Meeting

    Like a lot of panel discussions about art, Saturday's Silent Barn Public Meeting #2—a talk and concert sponsored by the currently on-hold DIY space in the carpeted and wood-paneled upper room at Ridgewood's Gottscheer Hall—had a lot of talk about community engagement. Unlike a lot of art ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Burgers Go Satanic in Queens Tonight

    Tonight's the night, devil worshippers, that you finally get your own hamburger.

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Offered Without Comment

    Lemon Ice King of Corona, Corona, Queens, 9:28pm

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Where Was I Eating? El Mariachi Restaurant

    Great guesses the second time around. I was eating the steak enchiladas smothered with cheese at El Mariachi, a low-key Mexican restaurant in Astoria.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Serial Groping In New York City Is Sooo In Right Now

    For the second time in as many days, police are asking the public's help in tracking down a serial groper responsible for at least four unwanted gropings -- and the suspect doesn't appear to be the same man responsible for a recent collection of gropings in Queens. In other words, there currently ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Queens Serial Groper Strikes Again; Borough Plagued By Second Alleged Fondler in Less Than A Year

    There's a man roaming the streets of Queens groping women...again.According to police, the unidentified suspect has extended four unwanted feel-ups to women in Jackson Heights since March 22. In each case, the suspect approached a woman, groped her, and then scampered off.This is the second time in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    "Free Chocha For Everybody!" Crows New Miss LEZ Winner

    And even a gay man could appreciate the wonderful message. This was at last night's Miss LEZ pageant, organized and hosted by Murray Hill, the big-shticked hoofer who puts the "king" back in "fucking" and who "makes meat loaf look like salisbury steak." The annual event--which I judged, as usual-- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Restaurant Strip in Queens No Longer Plagued by Fish Smell

    Restaurant owners and residents of the waterfront of the Shellbank Basin in Howard Beach, Queens will finally get a break from the rotting fish stench that has been plaguing the neighborhood for decades, reports the New York Times.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    I'm The King of Queens! I Visited The Gay Bars There!

    Yes, I checked out the queens in Queens. It was a snowy Wednesday night, but there was still some life to be found in the Jackson Heights bars, where salsa and merengue sounds, twinkly lights, and cheapish drinks make your butt vibrate with the excitement that you've decided to embrace the larger i ... 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

    January 17, 2012

    Food Lovers Hit With Diet Tips

    ​Every treadmill is taken, the quinoa shelf is empty, and orange-juice-fast bags hang off the shoulders of legging-clad ladies. It must be January. Post-New Year's, everyone, and their mother, makes resolutions, vowing to cut out alcohol and give up white bread. And even though the food world is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    11 Best Burgers of 2011, NYC

    ​Bacon cheeseburger at Prospect Heights' Dean Street In honor of National Hamburger Day (why so close to Christmas, meat-masters?), we here present the 11 burgers that stuck most in our minds. And we promise they taste as good as they look.

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    Murray Hill Lands A TV Show

    ​ Murray Hill, the hardest-working middle-aged man in showbiz, will finally be as famous in the U.K. as he is in HK! Murray has landed a segment called "That's Showbiz With Murray Hill" on Dirty Digest, the racy, dishy, funtastic show on E4, which premieres there tonight.

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Happy Hour at Teqa: 2 for 1 Drinks, Margarita Mondays and Taco Tuesdays

    As part of our effort to keep you happy, we hunt down happy hours. Here's this one... In case you didn't get the flyer...​It goes without saying that any hour at a tequila bar will be happy hour. At Teqa, in Murray Hill, the happy goes even further with two-for-one drinks everyday between 4 a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Richard Chamberlain Meets The Dell Dude

    ​ In a movie about the fight to save a small-town rock club! And it also features longtime nocturnal faves like Murray Hill and Linda Simpson (but no, they won't be hauling out their perennial bingo cards).

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Q&A: Tragedy Khadafi On Growing Up In Queensbridge, How Jail Has Changed, And Reaching The Kids In The Projects

    Tragedy Khadafi is one of the last of a dying breed. Lucky for us, he dies harder than Bruce Willis. Even at 14, he was putting out music—most notably a song with DJ Hot Day called "Go Queensbridge" that caught the attention of Juice Crew leader Marley Marl, who put the young Tragedy down with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Silent Barn Reaches Its Fundraising Goal; 'Now We Can Focus On Finding A New Space'

    Maks Suski​The now-shuttered Ridgewood venue Silent Barn has been raising funds for its rebuilding and relocation since it was burglarized in July. Silent Barn's organizers took their campaign to the peer-to-peer patronage site Kickstarter, which requires people raising money through its site ... 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

    July 28, 2011

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Best Dishes for the Dog Days of Summer in NYC

    ​This cold salad of boiled octopus from Murray Hill's Momokawa should be just the ticket. Do you remember what you were eating when the mercury hit 104 last Friday? I bet it wasn't a big cone of hot french fries drenched in mayo, or a half-pound burger mantled with cheese and bacon.

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    New Jersey Pizzeria Claims to Be Older than Lombardi's; Staten Island Restos Boast the Most 'A' Grades

    ​A pizzeria in Trenton, New Jersey, is claiming that it, and not Lombardi's in Manhattan, is the oldest in the country. [Diner's Journal] Everything you need to know about hosting your very first clam bake, courtesy of Mark Bittman. [T Magazine] More on the forthcoming food-truck food court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Corner Bistro Goes to Queens, R.U.B Goes to Long Island

    Voice​Yesterday, it was Bare Burger and the Shake Shack, and today, there's more meat movement to report.

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Motorboat & the Big Banana's Frozen Bananas Are Summer on a Stick

    Rebecca Marx​ As anyone who has ever stuck a bowl of grapes in the freezer can attest, frozen fruit is a criminally underrated dessert. Particularly when you're at the beach and don't want to sink under the weight of whatever you've just eaten or end up with a blanket full of crumbs. All of wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Beard of Bees: A Stroll Through Flushing's New World Mall

    ​The Main Street entrance of Flushing's new New World Mall Remember the Old Navy on Main Street at the corner of Main and Roosevelt? Providing the best public restrooms in Flushing and haphazard heaps of even cheaper and bigger clothes than the other Old Navies in town? Well, it's gone, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Terroir Is Heading Uptown

    Robert Sietsema​Following its southern expansion to Tribeca, Terroir will soon be heading north to the frosty climes of Murray Hill. Terroir co-owner Paul Grieco told Grub Street that he'll be opening a third location of his East Village wine bar on Third Avenue and the low Thirties this Septe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    There's No Such Thing As A Free Meal

    ​I get invited to a lot of free-food events that I cover for my job--and I'm thrilled about it, mind you--but a lot of times, I end up wishing I'd stayed home and opened a can of tuna. First of all, "lunch at 12" usually means "lunch at 1:15," and even when I try to outsmart them and show up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Vesta's Giuseppe Falco Reflects on the Astoria Restaurant Community, Giant Squash, and Baby Jesus Cake

    Photo courtesy of VestaThe dining room of Vesta, Giuseppe Falco's first restaurant in Astoria.​ Three years ago, Giuseppe Falco partnered with Leo Sacco to open Vesta Trattoria. The seasonally focused Italian restaurant and wine bar quickly earned an enthusiastic following in Astoria, a neighb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Willets Point Still Loved By Some

    ​Willets Point workers fight for their little slice of wasteland Between mounds of rusted metal, puddles of oil, and muddy holes filled with stagnant water, Jose Martin earns his living as a mechanic in a little workshop in Willets Point, according to the Spanish-language daily. The area is ... More >>

  • 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

    April 5, 2011

    O Cuomo, All Ye Faithful

    ​Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. December 28, 1972, Vol. XVII, No. 52 O Cuomo, all ye faithful by Joanna Mermey "This guy's the hottest piece of flesh in town," political pundit Doug Ireland informed a crowd at the Lion's Head after Mario Cuomo had mesmerized the Vil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Ride the Wild Wasabi Surf Clams at Yi Lan Halal Restaurant in Flushing

    ​The dark red clams and rough-cut cukes make a very pretty picture on the plate. The surf clams, meaty and briny, look like those southern Italian chile pepper necklaces, and the cukes are jagged, with a profound crunch provided by the thick kirby skins. But the biggest surprise is the invis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Certain Parts of Queens Are Looking a Little More Like Certain Parts of Brooklyn

    Salt & Fat​It was only a matter of time (and rents) before this happened, but little bits of Queens are starting to look like little bits of Brooklyn.

  • Dining

    March 16, 2011

    Eating the Putz at Flushing's Main Street Imperial Taiwanese Gourmet

    A restaurant in a remote corner of the neighborhood showcases home-style dishes

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Tacos Morelos Truck Brings Tacos Placeros to Williamsburg. Double Yum!

    ​Now you don't have to go to East Elmhurst to enjoy a taco placeros, just take the L to the Bedford stop. Four years ago on an extreme taco run from Corona to Woodside on Roosevelt Avenue - intent on sampling every at least two tacos from every store, truck, and cart - my gang and I stumbled ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Elemental Eggplant Parm Sandwich Explodes At Leo's Latticini

    ​This unspeakably lush hero is #28 in 100 Days/100 Dishes Seeds ooze out the sides, tomato sauce laps at the edges, cheese gums up the works, and the eggplant itself has dissolved into something unidentifiable deep in the sandwich, just a texture and subtle flavor presence in its light coati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Scumbag Mugs Queens Man, 96, Gets $5, Knocks Him Down

    Mugger of man, 96​Cops are looking for the chickenshit mugger who snatched $5 from a 96-year-old man in a Woodside elevator and then knocked him down. The Queens ambush happened at about 3:30 p.m. last Thursday at 30-81 54th Street. The old man avoided serious injury. Tipsters can call Crime Stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2011

    No. 7: Bean Curd in Green Scallion Sauce at Hunan House

    ​Cubed soft tofu bathed in green sauce -- what could be more elemental? Who doesn't like tofu? Vegans love it. Carnivores love it. The creaminess is incomparable, and it serves as a splendid earth-friendly source of protein, too.

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