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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Aug 23, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Taygetos, Roumeli and Karyatis for Greek in Astoria.
Here's an old one - Scott's Seafood in Rego Park across from Alexander's.

Aug 21, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Torta Neza location...

Aug 13, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

No place in my area sells chicory (the lettuce)

I still see the old timers picking the wild chicory on the side of the Cross Island by Utopia Pkwy Zen Foodist!
My German grandmother used to make a chicory salad with bacon, onion & hard boiled egg. She would pour some of the hot bacon drippings over the salad to soften the bitterness of the chicory..

Aug 12, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

arrogant swine opening, but....

Life must be good if this concerns you!

Aug 02, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Generous portions, cheap prices, good food--is it possible in NYC anymore?

Have you tried the food courts in Flushing? You can chow mighty fine within your tight budget.
http://www.newworldmallny.com/food-court
Regards, JK

Jul 30, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

I always order a tomato salad and seafood. The grilled octopus is always cooked to perfection. Their mousaka is top notch also. Everything is always above average...

Jul 19, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

Roumeli was a great spot. My fav back in those days was Taygetos. Best kontosouvli in Astoria.

Jul 19, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Guide to NYC's 10 Best Greek Restaurants and Tavernas

http://www.toloukoumi.com/ No hype, just great food here.

Jul 19, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Best Restaurant in Astoria (for 16)?

Where did you end up?

Jun 13, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Pye Boat Noodle Astoria 35-13 Broadway

Don't tell us what to avoid jonkyo. Just report on chow.
Got it?
Regards,
JK

Jun 09, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs
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Late night in Astoria

http://thequeenskickshaw.com/contact....

They serve until 11:00 PM.

May 06, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Bo's Kitchen & Bar

Friends asked us to join them for dinner at Bo’s on Saturday night. They had a trio featuring blues harmonica legend Phil Wiggins with no cover.
Nice bar area when you walk in and lot’s of nice people that greet you. We were seated on time (7:15 reservation/music started at 7:30) and then got down to ordering.
My wife and I always share so I got to taste the following: crispy chicken livers w/fried onions and apricot pepper jam, fried bay scallops w/chili aioli, roasted trout with broccolini, olives and a light pomegranate-tomato vinaigrette and the grilled skirt steak with smoked mashed potatoes. The steak had an interesting, somewhat smoky rub on it and was grilled to perfection. For the quality of food, unique flavors, service and yes, price, I was very impressed. We definitely plan to visit Bo’s again soon.
Regards, JK

Apr 29, 2014
johnk in Manhattan

best open late weekday restaurants takeout or sitdown in queens?

Mad For Chicken on Northern Blvd. in Murray Hill is open till 1:00 AM. Highly addictive chicken wings...

Apr 26, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Amazing ethnic spot for a party of 10?

I'm sure Wafa would take a reservation for 10.
Her food is fresh & delicious! It's not far off the Jackie Robinson so coming from Bklyn is not that tedious.
http://www.wafasfood.com/
Regards, JK

Mar 28, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Chowhounders - Please give me what you got :)

Based on your liking Blue Smoke I would suggest Mable's Smokehouse In Bklyn/Williamsburg.
Great food and vibe.
http://www.mablessmokehouse.com
Regards,
JK

Mar 18, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Does Peter Luger take walk-ins?

That's a crap shoot. I will tell you that slipping the Maitre D' a twenty and a five should greatly decrease your wait time.
Regards,
JK

Mar 11, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Rockaways restaurant by the water

No slice for you Sluggster!

Mar 11, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Rockaways restaurant by the water

http://www.grubstreet.com/2014/02/roc...

I thought this was a pretty interesting article. Pizza looks good though! It's a block from the water.

Mar 10, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

jfk layover

Safe travels

Mar 07, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Brunch/Beer Before/After Brooklyn Brewery

Reynard fits the bill for brunch.
Regards,
JK

Feb 27, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for family birthday dinner for my 14 year old niece?

You missed my point Sluggo... It's the kid's birthday. Take her where she wants to go...

Feb 18, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Suggestions for family birthday dinner for my 14 year old niece?

Who's birthday is it?

Feb 17, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Flushing - a little food crawl with Chow-friends

Living the dream!

Feb 11, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

WilliamsBurger Sunnyside

Any feedback on the new Sunnyside location?

Jan 03, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

New Years Day Brunch- Queens

You would have to call to check on what they plan to do on New Year day. Great brunch spot.
http://bearnyc.com/menu/
Regards, JK

Dec 27, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Staying in Long Island City, Comfort Inn Fri 12/27-Sun 12/29

http://nymag.com/news/articles/reason...

This area is a 5 minute cab ride from your hotel.
Interesting lunch dinner choices would be Salt & Fat & Tangra Masala.

Dec 26, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Park Slope New Year's Eve resto?

• Park Slope's under-the-radar Olivier Bistro will serve a four-course New Year's Eve menu for $45 per person. Sample dishes include oysters gratinee, lobster bisque, beef Wellington, parfait au chocolat, and, of course, lots of bubbly. Call 718-768-6600 to reserve. [Grub Street]

Dec 24, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Park Slope New Year's Eve resto?

Dinosaur BBQ. Good food and laid back atmosphere.
Happy New Year!
JK

Dec 23, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Eats near Colden Auditorium?

Aquista Trattoria is fairly close by. As Robotron said, there isn't anything very close. Good solid Italian neighborhood spot.
http://www.acquistany.com/trattoria/h...
JK

Dec 03, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs