We like big burgers and we cannot lie.
Burgers are all the rage in Queens – they are popping up everywhere throughout the borough. Out in Ridgewood, there’s “one burger to rule them all” at least in the diameter-enhanced department. That would be the pljeskavica (say it with us - PLYESS-kah-vee-tsah). It gets all griddled up, slapped on lepinja (bread) and topped with ajvar (red pepper spread), kamjak (a kind of thick, clotted cream) and some onions (get tomato and lettuce, too, if you want). Nom.
Where to run your woof-woof in Queens.
If you’re looking for a dog run in Queens, look no further than our article, The dog park scene in your Queens neighborhood. Anne Shisler-Hughes has put together a terrific rundown of dog-friendly spaces in the borough.
Tacos, sopes, tamales, and more tacos.
Over on We Heart Astoria there is an epic post about unsung tacos in Astoria. It is full of Mexican food goodness (we should know, as our editor accompanied the writers on some of the exploratory taco adventures – La Cabana queso taco all the way).
Come to Queens for the best street food, no lie. And the Vendys realize it.
The Vendy Awards are coming on September 15, and there are two carts from Queens – Tortas Nezas and Hamza and Madina Halal Foods – and one owner from Queens – Uncle Gussy’s – in the pool of finalists. Tortas Nezas is out on 111th Street near Roosevelt Ave in Corona; his tortas are legendary, and each one of them is named after a different Mexican football team. Hamza and Madina Halal is at 254-05 Hillside Ave – right on the border between Queens and Nassau – and is behind some seriously kickass white sauce. Queens represents! Good luck Tortas Nezas and Hamza and Madina Halal Foods!
Corona Plaza is cool and the community loves it.
In case you missed it last week – Streetfilms made their way over to the new Corona Plaza to see how the community felt about it and is using it. Verdict: LOVE! Check out the video to see for yourself.