Welcome to Jollibee in Woodside, the Philippine’s fast food version of KFC and McDonald’s. This busy fast food chain serves fried chicken with gravy, white rice, and spaghetti. Try the fried Peach Mango and Banana Langka pies for dessert!
Fulfill your sugar cravings with a Very Berry Belgian Waffle from Caffeine Fix in Flushing. The massive waffle comes with your choice of single scoop ice cream (red bean in this picture), berries, banana, whip cream, and Nutella. Great for sharing.
Just got a little giddy over this Japanese treat at Hibino LIC. It’s a strawberry dorayaki—a stack of two wonderfully spongy pancakes stuffed with a smear of sweet red bean paste, halved strawberries, and a generous scoop of green tea ice cream. 10-70 Jackson Avenue, LIC
There’s something really delicious about the De Mole Nachos at De Mole in Woodside. When you’re craving Mexican food and want a taste of everything, the nachos are a good place to start. Guacamole, black beans, pico de gallo, and sour cream. There’s a whole lot of flavor in this one.
Why go nuts with green walls and complicated climate control systems when you can just fill your garage with hanging potted plants? The owner of a taxi hub in Queens thought along the same lines when he decided to stuff his mechanic’s shop with around 1,000 plants. His reasoning? Cleaner air. Since all of his cars are hybrids already, he’s just doubling up on a good effort.
Before you ask, yes, every plant is hand-watered twice a week—which sounds like a full-time job in itself. —MN
Are you a fan of $1 bbq sticks on the street? If so, try your hand at this DIY bbq space in Flushing. Ming Qing BBQ lets you grill your own chicken, lamb, beef, or pork skewers. Spices are left to your discretion. Use the cumin, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, here’s one of my favorite artists, Blanca Narvaez of Tropisec, showing off her dried fruit boxes at last week’s Queens Taste. Find her humble, pretty creations at tropisec.com and frequently at Queens craft and food markets.