Not your average KFC


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

Yes, it is official. There is a new KFC on Broadway in Astoria. And by KFC, of course we mean Korean Fried Chicken. Specifically, fried chicken wings glazed in spicy Korean garlic sauce. But the fried chicken is such a miniscule part of what is being offered at the new Korean eatery, we focused on a whole selection of other dishes to share.

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The art of dining


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Karen Gordon

As you enter Ponte Mollo Ristorante, owner Marco will warmly greet you. Marco came to this country in 1998 from northern Italy. He speaks with great pride about his grandfather being a skilled Barolo winemaker and his grandmother being in the hotel business.

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Dining: The Don of a new day


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

Don Korean Cuisine is one of several new Korean kitchens appearing on the scene in western Queens. The place may be small, and the consulting chef may be perpetually tweaking the menu, but in the month since they have opened that have drawn quite a crowd — especially in deliveries.

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Crescent Grill: A master class in hospitality


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Bradley Hawks

The walls of the restaurant beyond the white gallery are covered in reclaimed wood with headlights dangling from the ceiling above the bar that is lined with candy apple red vintage bucket stools. Dangling from distressed wooden beams adorning the walls, paintings from a local artist are carefully displayed throughout the room. After all, the restaurant has its own curator.

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Dining: Vivaldi is better than ever


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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When George Makkos, who shares the ownership of Terrace on the Park, took over the longtime Bayside favorite Cafe on the Green, I knew the restaurant would be in professional hands. And with Billy Pappas running the place, it has exceeded all my expectations. Now they have tweaked the menu with some new dishes and a wonderful player piano.

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Dining: Kalamaki in Bayside for truly Greek fare


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

THE COURIER/Photos by Tom Topousis

Ever since my first trip to Greece more than 20 years ago, I’ve been on the hunt for a restaurant here in New York that served Greek cuisine the way I remembered it in the neighborhood restaurants that I visited in Athens and on Crete. Kalamaki, a recent addition to Bayside’s dining scene, is just such a place.

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