Having spent most of my time working in Brooklyn and Manhattan, I felt it only fair to explore some of the other boroughs. After a few gentle words of persuasion I managed to convince some local foodies into an informal ‘non-tour’ tour of their favourite spots. First up the Queens…
Stepping off the subway at Jackson Heights I met with Jeff Orlick the man behind Queens based Jeff Tastes food tours and a recent scheme known as ‘the Ambassador’. If you see the ‘Ambassador sign’, simply point to it, pay $10 and the chef will select you a variety of treats from their menu. Not only a fantastic idea, but the scheme allowed Jeff, Joe Di Stefano (another Queens-based food writer) and me an opportunity to sample a number of places in the area. What I had not anticipated was this short food walk turning into a 5 hour, 4 meal feasting session. These boys know how to eat…
Meal #2 – Dhaulagiri – A tiny Nepali place inside in Tawa Foods.
Meal #3 – Tortas Neza in Corona Queens.
Fourth and last meal – Chinatown, Flushing.
After a marathon eating session all I could manage that evening was a cold shower and a long LONG snooze. Huge thanks to Jeff and Joe for a truly gluttonous day out.
Next up the Bronx.