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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Queens Restaurant Week holds preview event at Atlas Park


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Photo courtesy of Queens Economic Development Corporation /Gallery photos by Salvatore Licata

Queens Restaurant Week kicked off on Monday with an outdoor extravaganza at The Shops at Atlas Park as participants gave out free samples of their goods.

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Four Queens restaurants awarded Michelin stars


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

The Michelin Guide announced which New York restaurants made it to its 2015 list as it hit bookstores on Wednesday. Of the 874 local restaurants featured in the guide, four of them are based in Queens and were awarded one star each.

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Top vegan-friendly food places in Queens


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos via Rose Valley Cakes Facebook page / Courtesy of Johnny Solo

PETA recently declared New York City as 2014’s “Most Vegan-Friendly City” for its numerous establishments that offer veggie lovers an array of options. We’ve compiled this list of food places in Queens that offer delicious cuisine along with vegan-friendly choices.

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Elegant Chinese dining


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It is a busy block as Northern Boulevard goes into Great Neck from Little Neck and for many years the border block was home to the popular Chinese restaurant Harvest Buffet. It has been totally reborn literally from top to bottom with new management and it’s terrific dining.

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There’s a new Nosh in town


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos by Bradley Hawks

Slow food is the antithesis of fast food. At Nosh Borough, their brisket is smoked for 12 to 13 hours, and they brine their chicken for two days in a special sugar and salt solution. Burgers are a house blend of brisket, ground chuck and sirloin — and they knock ‘em out of the park

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Five stories and one happy ending


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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he hope of Jamestown, the developers of the Falchi Building — as well as 1250 Broadway and Chelsea Market in Manhattan — is that the food-focused ground level concourse will serve as a drawing point for the building’s employees, as well as visitors and neighbors from all over the city.

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