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In Search of Georgian Cheese Bread in Rego Park

Noah Arenstein 8 comments

Marani, a recently opened Glatt kosher Georgian restaurant in Rego Park, prides itself on being only the second kosher Georgian restaurant in the world featuring two separate kitchens. Of the two, the dairy-only bakery downstairs is the star. More

The Vegetarian Option: Cheburechnaya

The Vegetarian Option Howard Walfish 3 comments

Unless you live in Central Asia, you're unlikely to hear the phrase, "I'm going to get some Uzbek food tonight." And yet that's exactly what I told my friends a few nights ago, and that's how I found myself in Rego Park at Cheburechnaya, on a stretch of road that includes Chinese markets and Kosher Middle Eastern restaurants. More

Video: Ben's Best Delicatessan, Third Generation Deli in Queens

Erin Zimmer 5 comments

Just like you can't leave Peter Luger without ordering steak, you really can't go to Ben's Best Delicatessen without biting into a pastrami sandwich. In this latest episode of Food Curated from documentarian Liza de Guia, we meet Jay Parker, the third generation owner of the deli in Rego Park, Queens. He started as a grill boy at age 13, where his job involved making sense of frenetic orders: "four with, three plain, two with mustard, hoo behhh fehhh faster, faster!" (that was pretty much a direct quote from the video). But even years later, the pastrami is still slow-cooked exactly the same way. More

Matzoh, Matza, Matzah Ball Soup in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 6 comments

[Photos: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] Want More? View more Queens roundups » Tonight is the first night of Passover, and there is no better way to start the holiday than with a Matzoh Ball Soup round-up, Queens style. Although Jewish-style delicatessens... More

Subway Series Bread Refuses to Take Sides

Joe DiStefano 1 comment

The timeless rivalry between D and L? Unless you count competitive barbecuing I’m not much for sports. But if I had to declare a baseball allegiance, it would be to the Mets, mainly for geographical reasons. I was born... More

If I'm Going, Then Uyguring to Cafe Arzu

Robyn Lee 2 comments

"I'm going Uyguring" isn't something I get to say very often, but I wish it were. As far as I know, there are only three restaurants in New York City that specialize in Uyghur cuisine, the food of Central... More

Off the Beaten Path: Bone-In Uzbeki Meat Pie

Joe DiStefano 1 comment

Bone handle makes meat pie eating easy! As a resident of the Queens nabe known as Rego Park-istan, due to its high concentration of Uzbekis and other Central Asian immigrants, I’m no stranger to the savory pies known as... More

The Health Dept. vs. the Jewish Deli

Ed Levine 3 comments

David Sax is a young food writer in Toronto who has dedicated himself to saving the Jewish deli. He's very passionate and zealous on this subject, so I wasn't surprised that yesterday he sent me a splendid link to his... More

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