Tag: food

Two Queens brothers introduce a Mexican-Halal fusion with ‘Krazy Street Food’


Feb. 28, 2024 By Iryna Shkurhan While messing around in the kitchen of a Mexican restaurant one day, two Afghani brothers from Queens wondered if a taco with middle eastern flavors and elements could work harmoniously.  They heated up a tortilla and laid down some cubed tandoori chicken coated with spices such as coriander and…
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Korean restaurant chain Bonchon opens new location at Queens Center Mall

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Feb. 21, 2024 By Rachel Butler Bonchon, the globally celebrated Korean restaurant chain, has announce the grand opening of their newest venue inside the Queens Center Mall, located at 90-15 Queens Boulevard, Elmhurst. This grand opening is set for Wednesday, Feb. 21st. Owned and operated by local Queens franchisees, Kelly Moughal and Muhammad Saleem, this…
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New revolving sushi restaurant Salute opens in Flushing


Sep. 27, 2023 By Rachel Butler Flushing has welcomed its first ever revolving sushi restaurant Salute, which recently opened at the same address as the former seafood restaurant The Naked Crab. The Japanese food eatery — located at 39-16 College Point Blvd. — has taken a unique approach when it comes to the sushi dining…
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Met Council receives $3 million grant to provide emergency food and supplies for New Yorkers in need

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Sep. 11, 2023 By Carlotta Mohamed Congresswoman Grace Meng on Friday, Sept. 8, presented a check for $3 million in federal funding to the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty (Met Council) that will provide emergency food, free diapers and menstrual products to those in need.  The congresswoman joined Met Council CEO David Greenfield and their community partners at the Pomonok Houses Council Towers VI, located at 155-25 71st Ave., which is senior housing owned and operated by the Met Council in Meng’s district. Following the check presentation ceremony, Meng, along with volunteers, packed supplies such as diapers, wipes and children’s essentials…
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Unauthorized vendors and the battle for the streets of Corona

A battle has erupted between unauthorized street vendors, and a cohort of residents and small business owners. An authorized vendor, pictured, looks on as unauthorized vendors who were forced to shut down congregate at Corona Plaza (Photo by Michael Dorgan)

Aug. 14, 2023 By Michael Dorgan *This article contains several video interviews below* Corona is one of the most diverse areas in Queens that has gained a reputation for being a food hub offering cuisine from all around the world, but an explosion of unauthorized street vending — and its knock-on effects — appears to… Read more »

Mexican restaurant ‘Hot Peppers’ opens at revamped Jackson Avenue building in Long Island City

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July 21, 2023 By Michael Dorgan  A new restaurant that specializes in Mexican fast-casual food has opened on Jackson Avenue after much delay. Hot Peppers, a company that offers traditional Mexican fare such as tacos, quesadillas, nachos and burritos, opened on Tuesday, July 18, at 27-35 Jackson Ave., a five-story office building that has recently… Read more »