09/25/17 10:41am

Thai Rock and Neir’s are just two of many who will be sampling their delicacies at the gala!

As anybody who knows me or this web site knows, I’m all about global cuisine in Queens, so it’s an honor to be a media sponsor for the 14th Annual Global Cuisine of Queens tasting event to be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm at Resorts World Casino New York in Jamaica, NY. More than 40 of the Queens’ hottest restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and breweries— including Big Alice Brewing, Singlecut Beersmiths, Dumpling Galaxy, De Mole, Historic Neir’s Tavern, Tortilleria Nixtamal, and Thai Rock—will be part of the gala event, which is a benefit for The Boys & Girls Club of Metro Queens.

For dessert there’s the pride of College Point, Cascon Cheesecake and old school confections from Schmidt’s in Woodhaven. I’m offering you dear reader/eater a chance to win 2 VIP tickets to this festive evening. Here’s what you need to do: write a haiku about international cuisine in Queens and leave it in the comments. The winner be selected a week from today. Good luck!!

07/19/15 10:38pm
OCTOTACO

La Esquina Del Camaron’s octopus taco.

Fish tacos are tricky business. The batter fried ones are OK, but to this eater they seem like little more than fish and chips gone South of the Border. I prefer my fish tacos with a batter and a hard fry like they do at Tortilleria Nixtamal, where they use skate wing. The other day though I encountered a kind of seafood taco I never tried, octopus tacos. (more…)