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De Mole's Lighter Take on Enchiladas

Max Falkowitz 7 comments

Cheesy, oily, mega-enchiladas have their place. When you're not in that place yourself, these lighter ones do quite well. More

A Tasting Tour of Sunnyside's Top-Notch Turkish and Lebanese Food

Max Falkowitz 5 comments

A quick glance at the pubs that line Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside may have you thinking that the neighborhood is solely Irish territory. But there's some great Middle Eastern food if you know where to look. More

Turkish Kebabs and Salads at Mangal Kebab

Max Falkowitz Post a comment

Your typical New York Turkish restaurant is a nice-ish affair: smartly dressed waiters and white tablecloths, coursed meals, [middling] wine lists. But there are plenty of mom and pop shops that offer food which is just as good if not better, sometimes for as little as half the price, depending on how much atmosphere you're willing to sacrifice. Mangal Kebab in Sunnyside is one of them. More

Standout Turkish Mezze at Grill 43

Max Falkowitz 3 comments

None of the grilled meat at Grill 43 wows me, but their cold salads and dips ($4 to $5 each) are worth a visit all on their own. A plate of four will run you $13.95 which, with endless refills of warm, crusty bread, makes a worthy light lunch for two (or a piggish meal for one). More

Sour Cream-Topped Doughnuts and Decent Apple Strudel at Romanian Garden

Sugar Rush Max Falkowitz 3 comments

The savory offerings at Romanian Garden, grilled meats and vegetable dips, tend to taste like the blander, fattier versions of versions in Sunnyside's better Turkish and Lebanese restaurants. But this cafe has some charming outdoor seating on a quiet stretch of 43rd Avenue, and it's a more than pleasant place to hit up for coffee and dessert. More

Slurped: Tangra Asian Fusion Has Me Rethinking Lo Mein

Chichi Wang 7 comments

Last month I was invited to a supper club meeting at Tangra Asian Fusion, an Indian-Chinese restaurant with locations in Elmhurst and Sunnyside. My friend who belonged to the supper club described the cuisine as mainly Chinese food infused with Indian character—"super junky and fun!" was what she wrote. Well, I make it a point in my life never to turn down anything super junky and fun. More

A Sandwich a Day: Pierna Torta at De Mole in Astoria

A Sandwich a Day Max Falkowitz 4 comments

The Sunnyside Mexican favorite has opened a second location in Astoria. One of the tastier offerings is this pork sandwich, which is way more fresh and texturally interesting than most of the taqueria tortas out there. More

Market Tours: Irish Ham, Boiling Bacon, and Black Pudding at The Butcher's Block in Sunnyside, Queens

Clara Inés Schuhmacher 4 comments

On a quiet side street off Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, Queens, there's a cartoony wooden cutout of a maniacally gleeful butcher (with unnaturally blue eyes), grasping a red cow. Then you notice the shamrocks painted on the window behind him. And the bold red letters hinting at other treats inside: boiling bacon, corned beef, black and white pudding, rashers. Welcome to The Butcher's Block, one of NYC's few Irish grocery stores. More

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Irish Classics in Sunnyside, Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez Post a comment

Shepherd's Pie from Bliss Street Station. [Photos: Sara Markel-Gonzalez It's St. Patrick's Day tomorrow! Green beer and corned beef and cabbage are fine options, but if you're in the mood for something a little more authentically Irish, try some... More

St. Paddy's Report: Irish Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 8 comments

Storefronts on Queens Boulevard and Roosevelt Avenue from Sunnyside to Woodside, traditionally Irish neighborhoods, are fully decorated in green and orange this week for St. Patrick's Day. Of the many pubs, diners, and restaurants flaunting four leaf clovers, I chose three for a full day of foods from the Emerald Isle—breakfast at the Stop Inn Diner, lunch at The Butcher Block, and dinner at PJ Horgan's. Black and white puddings, sausage rolls and shepherd's pie were just a few items in this fun and filling feast. Check out my day of eating Irish in the slideshow! More

Great Eats on the Way to the US Open

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 11 comments

Looking for something great to eat at the US Open this year? While you could partake in the concession stands, the stadium is right in the middle of one of the most culinarily exciting regions of New York. You can travel the world on your way to (or from) the stadium, just by following the 7 Train—a direct line to the stadium from Manhattan. From 40th Street to Flushing, there are great international eats at every stop, from full meals to snack stops. Here are some of our favorites. More

Looking For The Best Cholados in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 13 comments

Two of my favorite words during this humid, hot summer: shaved ice. Raspados, slushes, shave ice, however you like to say it or eat it—crushed or shaved ice sweetened with flavored syrup is one of the best things to... More

Searching for Cemitas in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 18 comments

"Have you seen this cemita? Please help." More Intel All Queens Roundups » A cemita is a sandwich, and a very good one, when done well; it's from the state of Puebla, Mexico. I have eaten great cemitas in my... More

Corn Around the World in Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 3 comments

More Intel All Queens Roundups » It all started with a picture of grilled corn on the cob at the grand opening of Tropika, a new restaurant on Roosevelt Avenue. I had no idea what kind of restaurant it... More

The Best Falafel in Queens, Part 2

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 14 comments

[Photographs: Sara Markel-Gonzalez] More Intel The Best Falafel in Queens, Part I » All Queens Roundups » I couldn't stop the search at just five places for one of my favorite foods in my favorite borough. This second round-up... More

St. Paddy's Report: The Butcher Block in Sunnyside, Queens

Sara Markel-Gonzalez 6 comments

The Butcher Block in Sunnyside, right off the 7 train, is equal parts Queens grocery store and British-Irish importer—and it's full of all sorts of Irish foods for your St. Paddy's Day needs. Take a walk through in the slideshow... More

Off the Beaten Path: Ispanakli Gözleme at Sunny Grocery

Joe DiStefano 1 comment

One of the things I like most about living and eating in Queens is the diversity of cultures and their respective food-ways. There’s literally a new treat waiting to be discovered around every corner. Some of my tastiest finds... More

Get Your Irish Up At the Butcher Block

Barbara Hanson 2 comments

Walking the block or so from the 7 train in Sunnyside, Queens, I nearly passed right by the Butcher Block. I guess I was expecting something a little greener, something that shouted Irish. I should've known better: The Butcher... More

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