04/29/13 11:00am

Menemen

Image Source: Ozlem’s Turkish Table

It’s time for our weekly Queens food blog roundup, where we show you what the local food press has in store. For this meal, we’ve selected an Turkish cuisine, half-shell treats, homestyle meatballs, and cookies. Please have a seat and your server will be right with you.

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04/22/13 11:00am

Strawberry salad. Source: Lauren's Latest

Image Source: Lauren’s Latest

It’s time for our weekly Queens food blog roundup, where we show you what the local food press has in store. For this meal, we have selected a pair of international dishes, a home-grown favorite, and a simple, unique dessert. Please have a seat and your server will be right with you.

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04/18/13 12:00pm

Image courtesy of Wikimedia user Mytinytank

Image Source: Wikimedia

It’s time for our weekly Queens food blog roundup, where we offer you what the local comestible press has in store. For this meal, we have selected posts suitable for spring: light, earthy, savory, and sweet. Please have a seat and your server will be right with you.

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valentines

Image source: Wikimedia Commons

Local businesses in Sunnyside have banded together to offer some great deals this Valentine’s Day. Check them out! Thanks to Sunnyside Shines for the info.

Sunnyside businesses are gearing up for Valentine’s Day.  More than fifteen businesses (and counting) are offering deals to shoppers and diners on or before February 14, including special prix fixe dinners, gifts, services and drink specials.

Regina Tunney, owner of Pure Spa and Salon, one of the participating businesses, is offering discounted facials, massages and other treatments like a “Love Hurts” waxing special and a “Kiss and Make Up” makeup application in advance of a hot date.  “We are excited to offer Valentine’s Day specials,” Tunney said, “our most popular treatment this year is our Pure Love massage package which includes a couples massage, complimentary Champagne and chocolates.”

Rachel Thieme, executive director of the Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District said: “It’s possible to completely shop and dine locally in the neighborhood this Valentine’s Day.  The first stop could be a delicious prix fixe dinner, followed by a nightcap at one of our local pubs, and topped off with roses or gifts from one of the participating businesses.

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10/07/12 2:00pm

macoun-apples

Starting on Friday October 12 and ending on the 21st is the Second Annual Cider Week. During this week, “more than 180 restaurants, bars, shops, and markets in New York City and the Hudson Valley will feature regional, orchard-based hard ciders through special tastings, flights, events, pairings, and classes in order to build awareness and appreciation for this reemerging traditional American beverage.” A few places in Queens are participating, located in Jackson Heights, LIC, and Astoria. (more…)