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pizza crawl

Paulie Gee's should be on your list.
http://pauliegee.com/
Regards, JK

Jun 15, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

Jun 10, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

We did take a look. Nothing fancy but clean looking.
Stackable white plastic chairs ( they had the tables all together in a U shape for the party ) and a large party tent overhead to protect from sun/rain. Very private.
Hope this helps.

Jun 10, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

We had a nice meal at Sogno on Saturday night. They had a graduation party (30 people) going in the backyard but still managed to serve our dinners in a timely fashion. I always order Veal Cutlet Parm my first time in a local place like this and it was definitely tasty, tender, not breaded too heavy and a nice light red sauce. I got broccoli rabe as my side and it was perfect. Mrs. K. got the branzino special sauteed with spinach, artichoke and sun dried tomatoes. The fish was fresh and cooked to perfection. House salad on the side was better than average. Nice sized portions. Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Pricing very fair ( $16 for VP/ $23 for the fish ). Not the atmosphere of a Conti's or IL Bacco but you are paying about 30% less..Solid local spot.
Regards, JK

Jun 10, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

Pretty bummed about the Conti's situation. Some of the best homemade gnocchi in Queens. Checking out Sogno tonight.

Jun 06, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

Too bad. I saw one post on TripAdvisor that mentioned "hopefully they will find a new location" so I'm thinking it was a rent$$ issue. So, how is Piccolo Sogno? We've been to Riviera a few times and want to try something new this weekend.

Jun 05, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Conti's in Little Neck

Tried calling today and their phone was disconnected/website gone.
I was there a couple of months ago and Walter and his son Alex were in great spirits. Anyone know what happened?
Regards, JK

Jun 03, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

Just saw this Jen. They have a great lamb shank that comes with basmati with carrots & raisins that is delicious. I order that most times we eat there. They also have other types of rice dishes. This place is a great addition to N.E. Queens dining.
Regards, JK

May 19, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Best Vegetarian Pot Stickers / Dumplings / Gyoza you've had in Queens?

These (the link I sent you listing the vege offerings) are steamed dumplings. They also have a couple vege pan fried (see menu). I went once when it was newly opened on a Friday night and it was packed. Excellent dumplings.

Apr 25, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Best Vegetarian Pot Stickers / Dumplings / Gyoza you've had in Queens?

Apr 24, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs
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Does anyone else find that the Uzbek places in Queens tend to be rude?

This is great stuff....

Apr 08, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Dumplings in Queens of former Soviet republics

Apr 08, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Need two suggestions for 'Parents meet the in-laws to-be' dinner

Close to Flatiron is Bo's.
http://bosrestaurant.com/food-drinks/...
Nola inspired cuisine.
Regards, JK

Apr 07, 2015
johnk in Manhattan

Flushing for dummies

Mar 27, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Rudy Merlin Executive Chef of Payard Caesar's Palace Las Vegas Turning out sublime confections in New Age Asian Market on Northern Blvd and 160th Street

Wow. Thanks for sharing this info.
Need to try one of those Coffee Eclairs....

Mar 06, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

I am looking for a photo of Lum's Chinese restaurant in flushing.

A little fuzzy..

Mar 04, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs
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Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

BKNY Thai is also a great option.
We were there on Saturday. Fantastic Crispy Duck in Basil Sauce.
They also have their own parking lot which is nice...

Mar 02, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Inexpensive ethnic CLEAN newish restaurant in Queens?

Arya Afghan Kebab House on Francis Lewis Blvd. is a great spot.
Excellent food.

Mar 02, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

best calzone in ny area?

I had a dynamite spinach/ricotta/mozzarella calzone @ Sunnyside Pizza on 40th Street & Queens Blvd. last week. They make all calzones from scratch so expect a 15 minute wait. Their regular slice is pretty good also!
You can try one while you wait for your calzone.

Feb 24, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Help in Selecting a Queens Venue for my Alma Mater's 30th Anniversary

Is Vivaldi on your list? Parking /location is easy. Not sure about the WCA...

Jan 10, 2015
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Where Best Places for Local Brews ?

Dec 26, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Flushing restaurants on Christmas Day?

Was this a trick question?

Dec 22, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Utopia Bagels...is there any better?

Just brought two dozen to my support staff in MA.
Still the best in my book.
Regards,
JK

Dec 02, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Best whole roasted pig in NYC?

Dec 02, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao (Flushing)....Any Better Successors?

Question is has anyone attempted a double bun slid?

Oct 27, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Mama Lee: Taiwanese in Bayside

Hey Dog!
Let me know when you plan to go. I'm real close and it would be great to get together. I think the last time I saw you was @ Nick's Pizza on Bell Blvd. You were with your Mom. Had to be over ten years ago...His other place Vesuvio in Whitestone is gone... We'll grab the Zen Foodist to join us if her busy schedule allows!
Regards,
John K.

Oct 23, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Thai in Queens

One of the places hardly mentioned here is BKNY in Bayside.
Great for large groups and decent cocktails from the bar.
Their crispy duck salad and curries are top notch.
Regards, JK

Oct 07, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Nice dinner out in Queens

Salt & Fat
Bear
Danny Brown

Oct 07, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

greenpoint recs

Paulie Gee's for some excellent pizza

Sep 15, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Outer Borough Memories

Sep 13, 2014
johnk in Outer Boroughs