Posts tagged Elmhurst

A great place for dessert or a snack is Tea Cup Cafe in Elmhurst. Try shaved ice or one of their Thai style toasts. The one pictured here is topped with Nutella. 

Tea Cup Cafe, 76-23 Woodside Ave., Elmhurst, NY 11377

Had my first introduction to the Tortas Pumas by Tortas Neza at Viva La Comida 2013… such an incredible festival!  If you missed it, make sure you catch it next year.  

Had my first introduction to the Tortas Pumas by Tortas Neza at Viva La Comida 2013… such an incredible festival!  If you missed it, make sure you catch it next year.  

Canyon of Lego heads at the Queens Center Mall

Canyon of Lego heads at the Queens Center Mall

This is a Colombian hot dog ordered “Full” from Perros de Nico. Inside, a hot dog, bacon, mayo, ketchup, mustard, pink sauce, pineapple salsa, and chips.
Perros de Nico, 40-09 81st St, Elmhurst

This is a Colombian hot dog ordered “Full” from Perros de Nico. Inside, a hot dog, bacon, mayo, ketchup, mustard, pink sauce, pineapple salsa, and chips.

Perros de Nico, 40-09 81st St, Elmhurst

Whether it is a traditional Chinese fruit cake or the infamous egg tart, new bakery Starry in Elmhurst has a variety of pastries and cakes to suit your sweet tooth. 

Starry, 83-09 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY 11373

One of the best deals in Elmhurst is a snack at Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House. $5 will get you far. Whether it is fried pork and chive dumplings, pork hand drawn noodles, or a bowl of soup, the dishes can be filling enough to suffice for a meal and are plenty enough to share.

Lao Bei Fang Dumpling House, 83-05 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373 

Terraza is one of the coolest bars in Queens or anywhere else in NYC. This is last night with the Alex Brown Quartet, playing on the suspended platform above the bar. Just about every night of the week has something awesome going on, from Latin jazz or folk to readings of a sort. You’ll dig.
Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373

Terraza is one of the coolest bars in Queens or anywhere else in NYC. This is last night with the Alex Brown Quartet, playing on the suspended platform above the bar. Just about every night of the week has something awesome going on, from Latin jazz or folk to readings of a sort. You’ll dig.

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane St. Elmhurst, NY 11373

There’s always room for dessert! At the Georgia Diner in Elmhurst there is plenty of it. From Tiramisu to Strawberry Shortcake and Black Forest Cake, there is something for everyone. Even a giant cupcake!
Georgia Diner, 86-55 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, NY 11373 

There’s always room for dessert! At the Georgia Diner in Elmhurst there is plenty of it. From Tiramisu to Strawberry Shortcake and Black Forest Cake, there is something for everyone. Even a giant cupcake!

Georgia Diner, 86-55 Queens Blvd., Elmhurst, NY 11373 

The bread pudding at Cannelle,

Quoted from William Grimes on his”Guilty Pleasure” entry, from last week’s New York Times article about their past restaurant critics…

“The bread pudding at Cannelle, a French patisserie that, like a miracle, descended from the clouds and landed in a strip mall in East Elmhurst, Queens, a few years ago. The big dangers include a criminally rich red-velvet cake and a shortbreadlike gâteau Breton.” William Grimes

Why am I not surprised to find this billboard soliciting snack food manufacturers on the corner of Main St. and Roosevelt Ave. in the heart of Queens’ largest Chinatown, downtown Flushing. (Yes, there are two the other’s in Elmhurst.)

Why am I not surprised to find this billboard soliciting snack food manufacturers on the corner of Main St. and Roosevelt Ave. in the heart of Queens’ largest Chinatown, downtown Flushing. (Yes, there are two the other’s in Elmhurst.)

Here’s one half an order of Homok (steamed fish moose [sic] with curry) from the newly opened Chao Thai Too.
The menu here is an updated version of the original Chao Thai, but includes Thai phonetic spellings along with the dishes. Finally, I can be confident that my “crispy cat fish salad” [again, sic] is really Yum pla dook foo.
The looks are at least six steps up from the former My Thai which held the space, and it’s quite chic compared the original Chao Thai. Prices are the same, but Too has 15% off through August. I wish them the best because they try hard and the food is great. This is a guaranteed great date spot. 
Chao Thai Too, 8347 Dongon Ave, ElmhurstChao Thai, 8503 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst

Here’s one half an order of Homok (steamed fish moose [sic] with curry) from the newly opened Chao Thai Too.

The menu here is an updated version of the original Chao Thai, but includes Thai phonetic spellings along with the dishes. Finally, I can be confident that my “crispy cat fish salad” [again, sic] is really Yum pla dook foo.

The looks are at least six steps up from the former My Thai which held the space, and it’s quite chic compared the original Chao Thai. Prices are the same, but Too has 15% off through August. I wish them the best because they try hard and the food is great. This is a guaranteed great date spot.

Chao Thai Too, 8347 Dongon Ave, Elmhurst
Chao Thai, 8503 Whitney Ave, Elmhurst

Time to cool off? Try the black sesame milkshake at Joju in Elmhurst. It’s 100x better than the ice cream version.
Joju, 83-25 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373

Time to cool off? Try the black sesame milkshake at Joju in Elmhurst. It’s 100x better than the ice cream version.

Joju, 83-25 Broadway, Elmhurst, NY, 11373

Yeahhhhhh. This calzone doesn’t even fit in the box.
Ordered to-go from:Louie’s Pizzeria, 81-34 Baxter Ave, Elmhurst

Yeahhhhhh. This calzone doesn’t even fit in the box.

Ordered to-go from:
Louie’s Pizzeria, 81-34 Baxter Ave, Elmhurst

Elmhurst Popeyes

Not the best photo, but here’s what a friend says about the Chinese: “It appears to be more of a phonetic transcription of Popeye into Chinese characters: the first character is a variant of the second one, both means “hundred” and pronounced in Mandarin as “bai” (or baak in Cantonese). The last character means “chicken”, pronounced “ji” in Mando and “gai” in Canto.”

A nighttime walk through Roosevelt Avenue will bring you many meals as all the late night food vendors have come out to cook. I don’t know the names of the things I have tried so far but certainly they are not limited to tacos and tortas.

A nighttime walk through Roosevelt Avenue will bring you many meals as all the late night food vendors have come out to cook. I don’t know the names of the things I have tried so far but certainly they are not limited to tacos and tortas.