Dining

Jollibee is Jolly Good
Jollibee is Jolly Good
Dining Queens Courier Staff 8/30/2013 at 12:28PM

Strolling under the No. 7 train along Roosevelt Avenue, a long line of anxious customers queue up along 63rd Street.  The draw is a pop restaurant from the Philippines known as Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC). Jollibee has been a popular fast food chain since its inception in Quezon City, Philippines in 1978.  It now has a [...]

Jamaica puts on its bib for newcomer CityRib
Jamaica puts on its bib for newcomer CityRib
Dining Queens Courier Staff 8/24/2013 at 11:39AM

As you approach 89th Avenue traveling along Parsons Boulevard through the heart of Jamaica, you cannot help but take immediate notice of the pristine white and tinted glass façade protruding from the Italian architecture of the Moda building—formerly the Queens Family Courthouse.  It is Jamaica’s newest sit-down restaurant, CityRib. CityRib arrives on the scene as a [...]

A diner, and so much more
A diner, and so much more
Dining Queens Courier Staff 8/16/2013 at 2:55PM

Did you ever go into a diner and feel like it sparkles? That’s how I felt when I entered the totally redesigned and renamed Fabulous Nevada Diner. Fortunately, the redo was done by the owner of the Georgia Diner a few blocks away. Attention to detail is evident from the moment you enter and your [...]

Tantalizing Turkish for under $10
Tantalizing Turkish for under $10
Dining Queens Courier Staff 8/09/2013 at 12:40PM

It is a storefront you would walk past hundreds of times without noticing.  The clean white-table clothed interior is equally unassuming.  But the lunchtime crowds at Turkish Grill on Queens Boulevard are not simply there because of the $8.95 lunch special that includes a starter, entrée and soft drink.  The Mediterranean cuisine here is straightforward, fresh, [...]

Steak and so much more
Steak and so much more
Dining Maggie Hayes 8/03/2013 at 10:40AM

RW Prime wants its clientele to have a “five-star experience,” said manager Eric Rodriguez. Between the diverse menu, attentive staff and upscale yet relaxed environment, it truly was quite the experience. The steakhouse, located on the second floor of Resorts World Casino, has menu options that go well beyond just steak. After noshing on the [...]

Pancakes for dinner
Pancakes for dinner
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/26/2013 at 5:07PM

There’s nothing quite like pancakes for dinner, especially when those pancakes are Café Triskell’s tissue-paper thin buckwheat crepes painstakingly prepared in the culinary tradition of Brittany, France. Once you pass through the doorway, you are transported to a secluded, rustic, French café with one cook, one server and just a handful of tables. Daily specials [...]

Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Bayside restaurant Vivaldi celebrates grand opening
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/25/2013 at 9:43AM

Vivaldi, at 201-10 Cross Island Parkway, celebrated its grand opening on July 23. “I feel excellent for being able to bring it to opening day today,” said operator George Makkos. “I’m happy to be here.” The restaurant replaces Patrizia’s of Bayside. It was also once Caffe on the Green and Valentino’s on the Green.   [...]

A tale of three Henrys
A tale of three Henrys
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/19/2013 at 5:10PM

“My brother is serving the food we cooked at home growing up,” explains Luis Aguilar of his brother Cosme, who began hand-stuffing chorizo and butchering meat at the age of seven. Luis and Cosme, who worked for over a decade at Café Henri – with locations in Manhattan and Long Island City – are now [...]

From the basketball court to the ocean floor
From the basketball court to the ocean floor
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/13/2013 at 1:08PM

A lunchtime crowd gathers amid a vibrant hum of conversation beneath the grapevine-draped awning outside Taverna Kyclades. There is even a waiting list on this rainy Tuesday afternoon. Kyclades doesn’t take reservations; this 95-seat restaurant does not need them. It is always buzzing, even as neighboring establishments along Ditmars Boulevard scramble for business. The first [...]

Milkflower blooms
Milkflower blooms
Dining Queens Courier Staff 7/05/2013 at 4:36PM

Milkflower’s storefront sits like a pristine display case allowing passersby an exposed view of the dining room and brick pizza oven. Created by brothers Danny and Pete Aggelatos, Milkflower is their first restaurant, though they have been baking pizzas with their uncle in New Jersey for over 10 years. The brothers spent the better part [...]