Dining Review

K.Pacho – brand new, and absolutely outstanding
K.Pacho – brand new, and absolutely outstanding
Dining Pearl Adler 3/06/2012 at 5:17PM

Four words can describe the dining experience at the brand new K.Pacho: stupendous, outrageous, delicious, and outstanding. These adjectives especially describe the featured dessert, called a Mexican frozen hot chocolate. Served in an enormous margarita glass with cinnamon and homemade churros in a warm cajeta sauce and topped with whipped cream, it’s a show stopper [...]

Magna offers an Italian feast
Magna offers an Italian feast
Dining Victoria Schneps 2/20/2012 at 12:54PM

We all know that to get the best Chinese or Korean meal you go to Flushing, the new, bigger and better Chinatown. But hidden away on Farrington Street, just a block west of Flushing Town Hall, is Magna Ristorante, the Italian restaurant in the Marco Hotel. It is owned by Tony Tecora, who has restaurants [...]

Piccola Italia: Fresh from Forest Hills
Piccola Italia: Fresh from Forest Hills
Dining Alexa Altman 11/23/2011 at 2:54PM

In a world of dime-a-dozen Italian eateries, Piccola Italia stands out among the rest. The tiny restaurant is almost easy to miss, would it not be for the twinkling lights lining the storefront. The interior is quaint and clean with paintings of the picturesque Italian countryside along the walls. A full bar with a wide [...]

Madera Cuban Grill and Steakhouse: Authentic in your mouth
Madera Cuban Grill and Steakhouse: Authentic in your mouth
Dining Steve Mosco 11/02/2011 at 12:29PM

When done right, Cuban food is filled with flavors capable of transporting the eater to the cuisine’s land of origin. Queens is loaded with diverse restaurants, and one eatery in Long Island City continues to reach hungry residents with authenticity grilled over an open flame and served with love. Madera Cuban Grill and Steakhouse creates [...]

La Bottega in Howard Beach
La Bottega in Howard Beach
Dining Melissa Chan 10/24/2011 at 4:37PM

La Bottega may be considered a newcomer to the rivalrous row of restaurants on Cross Bay Boulevard, but it’s no rookie. Since it opened up on the Howard Beach strip in June, La Bottega has become the neighborhood go-to spot for Italian gourmet. In fact, on a Friday evening, the restaurant is packed way before [...]