Happy New Year’s eve, everyone!
We hope you all have a wonderful time tonight ringing in the new year, even if it means getting a good night’s sleep. If you’re looking for some ideas for NYE, we’ve got ‘em – consider comedy with a Saturday Night Live star followed by a burlesque show at The Laughing Devil in LIC: a meat festival at the new Strand Smokehouse in Astoria; or a cruise around Manhattan on the Skyline Princess.
Here’s to a great 2013!
Mouthwatering top meals in Ridgewood via Ridgefood
We loved this post about top meals of 2012 in Ridgewood by the Ridgefood folks – beautiful photos, too! The top dishes include Santa Fe Pecan Sausage from the Ridgewood Pork Store, Grandma Pizza from Rosa’s and Homemade Snickerdoodles, Pljekavica, Cevapi, and Marinated Red Peppers from Bosna Express, everything at Johnny’s Cafe, stews from Parrot Coffee, homemade gravlax with fixins (they made it themselves!), and Potato Pancakes and Chicken Cutlet from Hetman. Um, yeah, we’ll be spending more time in Ridgewood, for sure – between this and the awesome Gottscheer Hall, Ridgewood is calling our name.
The Tops of 2012 from QNYC
We put together a few lists of the top posts you read here on QNYC in 2012, including the top 10 posts, top 5 food posts, and top 5 real estate posts. Seems like everyone wanted to read about Hurricane Sandy, expensive homes, new developments and taste treats like dumplings and brunch. And if there is anything you’d like to see on the site in 2013, drop us a line. Thanks so much for reading, friends!
The Queens Writers Fellowship is open again
Local Astoria writer Zora O’Neill runs the Queens Writers Fellowship – it’s basically a desk in her home where one could get some focused writing done. Are you looking for a place to write and really GTD (get things done)? Apply for her writers fellowship! “The extra desk could be yours, along with coffee, possibly a hot lunch and general camaraderie. Tell me what your schedule is like, and what you’re working on.” Queens residency preferred but not required.
La Chifa in Jackson Heights – Peruvian fried rice, you will be ours
We were excited to read about La Chifa, a new Peruvian-Chinese spot on Northern Blvd in Jackson Heights. The food is essentially Chinese food for Peruvian tastes. We love lomo saltado – fries, gravy, and meat – as well as chaufa, which is Peruvian Chinese fried rice, yum. The Tallarin Taypa is made with noodles topped with beef, chicken, pork, quail eggs, green bell peppers, onions, carrots, mushrooms, and broccoli. Their ceviche also sounds delicious.