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Queens Lox Alert

Smoked Fish Fans Unite! The retail part of Rego Smoked Fish may be in jeopardy. I would urge anyone interested in high-quality, hand-sliced lox (etc.) to show their economic support (soon).

I have found their nova-style lox to have a good smoke/salt balance. The baked salmon is the best that I've had - even my non-lox-eating wife asks for it. The sable is also excellent. In addition, they have smoked white fish and trout as well as herring.

Rego Smoked Fish
69-80 75th Street
Middle Village, NY

(718) 551-1562

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Rego Smoked Fish
69-80 75th St, Queens, NY 11379

Nov 12, 2010
Chow King in Outer Boroughs

Cape Cod 2010 - where to eat?

This is a pretty good list except for one stinker. Don't bother with Land Ho for anything other than beer. Whether it's the gummy, tasteless clam chowder, the nondescript seafood, the over-priced kids' meals or the arrogant management, this place is a disaster.

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Land Ho Restaurant
RR 6 Box A, Orleans, MA 02653

May 30, 2010
Chow King in Southern New England

First Cape Cod Vacation Ever...And I'm Hungry!

The original question seemed to pertain to food not drink. It's not hard to serve beer, but the Ho management made it less than pleasant.

FWIW, my comments regarding Land Ho were based on comparisons with other casual dining spots, not high-end establishments. I much prefer the Beehive Tavern, for example, and have had some satisfying meals there.

Nov 05, 2008
Chow King in All New England Archive

First Cape Cod Vacation Ever...And I'm Hungry!

CapeCodGuy,

I've agreed with most of your feedback on this board and particularly like Brewster Fish House and Sesuit Harbor Cafe. However, Land Ho belongs in the AVOID pile. The food ranges from underwhelming (scallops, crab cakes) to awful (clam chowder, pasta). There isn't enough beer in Orleans to make me want to return here!

Nov 04, 2008
Chow King in All New England Archive

Worst of the Cape?

Without a doubt, Land Ho is the worst restaurant that I've had to endure over the last five years of Cape vacations. Whether it's the gummy, tasteless clam chowder, the nondescript seafood, the over-priced kids' meals or the arrogant management, this place is a disaster. It's amazing that people come back to drink beer and stare at the kitschy decor.

Nov 04, 2008
Chow King in Southern New England

Jewish Deli Recommendation?

As Tay suggested, Deli Masters in Fresh Meadows is the place you want. Despite some grumbling from Ben's and Ben's Best loyalists, a recent visit confirmed that Deli Masters is the best in Queens for pastrami, corned beef, et al.

Oct 28, 2007
Chow King in Outer Boroughs

Queens Dim Sum with accessible parking?

Though I've only eaten off the regular menu (non- Dim Sum), I can heartily recommend New Tung Yi Fung. The food is very well prepared and the quality has been consistent.

Oct 06, 2007
Chow King in Outer Boroughs

Buddy's Kosher Deli (73rd Ave, Bayside/Flushing/Oakland Gardens)?

Frankie, I'm glad that you enjoyed the brisket, but your pastrami experience is atypical. I've had Deli Masters' pastrami literally dozens of times and never found it "dry, insipid" or in any way "weird." It is the real deal and worth another try.

I've also had Buddy's pastrami many times and never found it better than average. The best bet at Buddy's seems to be a frankfurter.

BTW, I hope that you didn't make the mistake of ordering your pastrami "extra lean." It wouldn't be a true pastrami experience, regardless of where you ate it.

Sep 03, 2007
Chow King in Outer Boroughs

Buddy's Kosher Deli (73rd Ave, Bayside/Flushing/Oakland Gardens)?

It is somewhere between pointless and irresponsible to make a dismissive, negative post about a restaurant that you visited one time, "a number of years ago," and have a vague recollection of.

Like mosts restaurants that have broad menus (e.g., many Chinese restaurants), Deli Masters is better at some things than others. I would not recommend that someone travel from Staten Island just to try their "egg barley."

However, in the realm of jewish-style deli meats, Deli Masters is aptly named. I would go so far to say that it has the best pastrami in Queens and perhaps in all of NYC. I've tried all the delis mentioned in this post, as well as the Manhattan standouts and always come back to Deli Masters. [Note: Katz's (on a good day) and 2nd Avenue Deli were certainly contenders as well.]

Aug 31, 2007
Chow King in Outer Boroughs