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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

Best BBQ

Been to Mable's three-four times. Always get the combo platter. Solid Ribs, Brisket and Pulled Pork. Good sides also. Good iced tea also..

Nov 16, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Best BBQ

We mostly rotate between Dinosaur for ribs (Harlem -haven't tried the new Bklyn outpost yet) and Mabel's Smokehouse for their combo platter.
Also love Hill Country in NYC for brisket and smoked chicken.
Regards, JK

Nov 16, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Whitestone's Stork's Pastry Shop Vacant and Shuttered.

Too bad. Customer for over 30 years. Never found a better cinnamon jelly donut anywhere.....Thanks for the update.

Nov 11, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

Lunch and dinner near Corona Park

Tortas Neza food truck @ 111th Street and Roosevelt Ave. is a solid suggestion for your lunch stop. Here's a link to Joe DiStefano's site for some more info;
http://chopsticksandmarrow.com/2013/0...
Regards,
JK

Oct 25, 2013
johnk in Outer Boroughs

McCormick Place Lunch Spot

Thanks again for the recommendation on Minghin jadec.
We had some great dim sum and noodles there yesterday.
Regards,
JK

Oct 16, 2013
johnk in Chicago Area

McCormick Place Lunch Spot

I'll be attending a conference @ McCormick Place next week and would like to take some clients to a nice place for lunch that is a short cab ride away.
Open to all types of cuisine/price levels. Thanks in advance for your help.
Regards,
JohnK.

Oct 10, 2013
johnk in Chicago Area