Review

Alobar springs into spring
Alobar springs into spring
Dining Queens Courier Staff 3/07/2014 at 5:34PM

Not many small, privately owned restaurants in New York City can survive all of the changes that come along with the replacement of an executive chef, especially when those changes mean you will have to rebrand your entire restaurant concept, hoping to retain the former regulars, while acquiring new ones.

Supping at Snowdonia
Supping at Snowdonia
Dining Queens Courier Staff 2/14/2014 at 5:49PM

Whatever you choose, the drinks are all some of the most exciting around, and all coming from Snowdonia, a quaint little trappist-style gastropub slightly hidden at the corner of 32nd Street and 35th Avenue in Astoria.

Good Greek grub at Aegea
Good Greek grub at Aegea
Dining Queens Courier Staff 12/27/2013 at 9:05PM

Aegea, located at the “Douglaston Corner” serves up a surprisingly good array of apps, wraps, pasta, pizza, salads, Greek specialties and some of the best burgers in town. Owner Mike Sackos commands the counter, moving at light-speed to ensure that, even when the place is packed (which is often), the dishes are not only delicious, but also well-presented and a treat to the eye as well as the palate.

‘Cloud Atlas’: A beautiful and optimistic message told throughout time
‘Cloud Atlas’: A beautiful and optimistic message told throughout time
Arts & Music Queens Courier Staff 11/20/2012 at 3:28PM

BY ALEX DIBLASI In what may be the most expensive art-house film ever made, “Cloud Atlas” brings together six seemingly disparate stories from six very different points in time, using every beat of its 160-minute running time to reveal and display their inherent similarities. A masterful collaboration between Lana and Andy Wachowski (the siblings who [...]

Water’s Edge: Stunning setting, fabulous food
Water’s Edge: Stunning setting, fabulous food
Dining Victoria Schneps 9/29/2011 at 5:46PM

Offering the most spectacular views of Manhattan is part of what makes Water’s Edge Restaurant so special. The other part is that the food matches the setting. After a recent renovation by new owner Singh Hospitality Group, operators of nine restaurants and catering facilities on Long Island, the cherished and respected restaurant has been brought [...]