Recipes from a generation ago that originated in southern Italy have crossed the Atlantic and are now being recreated in Fiamma 41, an Italian restaurant located on 41st Avenue just off of Bell Boulevard.
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.
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
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.
For decades, whenever I go to Forest Hills I head to The Family Restaurant, offering Italian cuisine and crispy-crusted pizza, on bustling Queens Boulevard for lunch and dinner, and I’m happy to report to you that it is as good as ever.
Bottomless and outdoors are two words that, when combined, always cause a stir. Keep your pants on — we aren’t suggesting dropping your trousers. We are talking about the new bottomless brunch at Mojave on 31st Street near Ditmars.
While Bell Boulevard does not resemble downtown New Orleans, the eatery Bourbon Street, located at 40-12 Bell Blvd. in Bayside, provides the opportunity to indulge in delicious Cajun cuisine in the heart of Queens.
When Fatty’s announced it was moving almost a year ago, Astorians — and New Yorkers in general — were devastated, and also worried that a reopening would not, in fact, happen. Last month, however, Suzanne Furbota and Fernando Peña proved everyone wrong when they opened the doors to their new location.
Don’t get it twisted. Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company isn’t even from Brooklyn. Instead, the moniker of this Astoria-born bagel company is a shout-out to the old-fashioned style of hand-rolling and water-boiling dough to give each bagel that extra special snap.
If I had a dollar for every time my mother told me to eat my vegetables before I could have dessert, I would be a wealthy man. If I had simply eaten the vegetables and forgone the dessert altogether, well, I can only imagine… But the truth of the matter is that vegetables aren’t just good for you. They can be just plain good. Even fantastic.
While Astoria holds bragging rights on two of the city’s most popular beer gardens, 30th Avenue’s Max Bratwurst Und Bier introduces traditional German biergarten fare to the neighborhood on a deliciously new level.
Last month we saw the launch of the very first Arts District in Queens, appropriately named the Kaufman Arts District, designated as the area between 31st Street and Steinway, and between 34th Avenue and 37th Avenue. Right in the very heart of that district sits one of Astoria’s most historic dining spaces, located beneath Kaufman Astoria Studios.
What do you do when an outrageously popular national doughnut chain opens across the street from your N’awlins-inspired café? Do you keep selling powdered-sugar-dusted beignets and steaming mugs of java? Or do you incorporate the arsenal of skills you know best to rename and rebrand the café into a full-service restaurant?