Valentino’s to reopen as Patrizia’s
News Queens Courier Staff 6/08/2012 at 5:01PM

Craving some good, old-fashioned┬áItalian eats? Valentino’s ┬áis set to reopen as Patrizia’s on Tuesday, June 12. The renamed restaurant will have a new menu, featuring family-style Italian cuisine. The Parks and Recreation department approved the request made by the Friendship Restaurant Group – the Valentino’s concessionaire – to change the restaurant’s name to Patrizia’s and [...]

From (Rooftop) Farm to (Restaurant) Table
News David Dynak 10/31/2011 at 3:21PM

Food and real estate. Not always in the same sentence, yet actually always connected. Our food (after it arrives from farms) is washed, sorted, peeled, processed, packaged and shipped from a warehouse in the industrial part of town. It is then sold as grocery or served by a waiter at a retail location near you. [...]