Giannakis studied finance and marketing in college until he went to the Syosset Culinary Academy in Long Island. “I brought with me all this business knowledge about how to properly market menus, ideas and even market myself,” said Giannakis.
Metro Kitchen is located at 6112 Roosevelt Avenue in Woodside (GMAP). They open their doors at 6 a.m. everyday and close at midnight.
Spiked ciders, hot toddies and mulled wines can help soothe the soul on long winter nights and during the hectic holiday hustle. Here are six tasty picks for thirsty tipplers on the hunt for delicious festive cocktails and other warming spirits in Astoria and Long Island City that pack a serious palatal punch this season.
Image source: DiWine – their cozy interior with the semi private booths on the right
Nothing screams the holidays quite like boozy eggnog! Astoria date-night fave DiWine is classing up this seasonal staple by once again adding a creamy, nutmeg-infused Eggnog Martini to its specialty cocktail menu this month. The velvety smooth drink that’s made with spiced rum, bourbon, cinnamon and fresh eggnog is served in, you guessed it, a martini glass. It’s a yummy treat perfect for cozying up in one of their (semi) private booths. If rich ‘nog isn’t your thing, try the Bourbon Cherry Old Fashioned.
Hurricane Sandy is causing the city to order some mandatory evacuations. Here is a list of Queens evacuation centers – there are 16 of them available to those who have been asked to leave their homes. (more…)
As you are no doubt aware, we’ve got a hurricane nipping at our heels. Hurricane Sandy is on its way here and it looks bad – and it will become even worse because it’s scheduled to have a meetup with a Nor’easter – the collision of these two storms have caused some weather folks to nickname the whole thing, “Frankenstorm” – this is ironic especially since we are so close to Halloween. “Turduckenstorm” has also made an appearance as well – a storm within a storm.
OHNY: Hindu Temple Society of North America – openhousenewyork lets us inside the Hindu Temple Sri Maha Vallabha Ganapati Devasthanam (GMAP). One of the nation’s oldest and and largest temples founded by Hindu immigrants, this temple boasts of elaborately carved shrines/icons and is built with black granite stone imported from India and conforms to the ancient Hindu temple construction code. Come for a visit, today and tomorrow!
Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to allow 18,000 livery cabs to take street hails in the Queens, Brooklyn, and the rest of the outer boroughs was shot down by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge on Friday. Bloomberg’s plan would also have sold 2,000 new medallions for handicapped accessible yellow cabs, which was expected to bring in $1billion in medallion sales (and some relief to outer-borough riders). (more…)